About Us


Jackson Hole Classical Academy is thankful for its experienced and dedicated staff. Working hand-in-hand with our faculty, our staff supports our school in more ways than one, always with the goal of fostering a learning environment in which our students can thrive.

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  • Ms. Deb Bentlage

    Kitchen & Maintenance Manager 

    Ms. Debora “Deb” Bentlage was born in Casper, Wyoming and lived her childhood in the Equality State. After graduating high school in Jackson, she studied for a year at Central Wyoming College and a year in Laramie before entering the U.S. Army and becoming a paratrooper, serving in Korea and Germany. Ms. Bentlage’s experience is varied and strong for her position at JHCA. She started as a cook at her grandmother’s café at the Teton Gables Hotel and has not looked back since! Ms. Bentlage lives in Jackson with her two beautiful children, Sarah and Jacob.
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  • Mrs. Julia Campbell

    Advancement & Information Manager
    Arts & Academic Club Coordinator

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, D.M.A., Oboe Performance and Literature
    McGill University, M.Mus., Oboe Performance; M.A., Music Theory
    Grand Valley State University, B.A., Music; B.S., Physics

    Prior to moving to Jackson in 2022, Mrs. Campbell was an Adjunct Instructor of Oboe at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. She recently finished her doctorate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Oboe Performance and Literature. Additionally, she holds a Master of Music in Oboe Performance and a Master of Arts in Music Theory from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Grand Valley State University.
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  • Mr. Ben Gustavson

    Media & Graphic Design Manager
    Massachusetts College of Art & Design, B.A. Film & Video

    A recent transplant to Jackson, Mr. Ben Gustavson joins Jackson Hole Classical Academy as our Media & Graphic Design Manager. After completing his K–12 education at classical schools in Connecticut, Mr. Gustavson obtained a B.A. in Film & Video from Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Upon graduation, he trekked across the continent to British Columbia to pursue a profession as a motorcycle racer, winning a national race in 2019. While in B.C., Mr. Gustavson utilized his skills in film & video to create professional winter sports videos featuring his talented friends. Drawn to Jackson by both the school and the potential outdoor adventures, Mr. Gustavson is looking forward to mountain biking in the summer and all that the winter-time Tetons have to offer.
  • Mrs. Lisa Landis

    Admissions Manager

    Ithaca College of New York, B.Mus., Music Education; Piano

    Mrs. Lisa Landis served as the school's founding music teacher and choral director. She loves working alongside her husband, Mr. Ian Landis, and the admissions team to help grow the Academy. She attended Ithaca College of New York, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree, double majoring in Music Education and Piano. Mrs. Landis grew up in Quakertown, PA and appreciates the opportunity to live in and enjoy Jackson with her husband and two children.  
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  • Mr. Jack Ledden

    Facilities & Grounds Manager; High School Practical Arts

    Savannah College of Art and Design, M.Arch, Architecture
    Savannah College of Art and Design, BFA, Architecture

    Mr. John "Jack" Ledden graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a bachelor of fine arts degree in Architecture and a master’s of Architecture degree. Mr. Ledden has years of experience in facilities management, engineering, and carpentry.
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  • Mrs. Kristyn Ledden

    Accounting & Procurement Coordinator

    Fairfax Community College, Business and Administration

    Mrs. Kristyn Ledden is the Accounting and Procurement Coordinator at JH Classical Academy. Mrs. Ledden has pursued a degree in business and administration at Fairfax Community College in Warrenton, Virginia, and brings extensive leadership, training, and supervisory background at Geico in Falmouth, Virginia.
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  • Mrs. Becky Lunz

    Front Office Manager & Registrar

    Texas State University, B.S., Psychology & Biology

    Mrs. Becky Lunz is the first warm, smiling face you see when you walk through our doors. Becky earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Prior to moving to Jackson with her family in July of 2016, she worked in Texas and Colorado as a Licensed Vocational Nurse for 14 years, primarily in surgery but also in family practice and office settings. She is married to Dean of Students Sam Lunz and they have two young children who both attend JHCA.
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  • Mrs. Ana Marlow

    Executive Assistant to the Head of School

    West Virginia University, B.A., Elementary Education

    Mrs. Ana Marlow was born and raised in West Virginia and attended West Virginia University for a degree in elementary education. From 2010 to 2020, she has served in a number of roles, including as associate director of admissions in a pre-K–12 independent school in Las Vegas.
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  • Mr. Anthony Marlow

    Mr. Anthony Marlow joins Jackson Hole Classical Academy as our Operations Manager. Prior to his position at JHCA, Mr. Marlow served in the U.S. Army Special Forces (“Green Berets”) as an Engineer Sergeant and as a Park Ranger with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. He holds a B.S. in Forestry & Wildlife from the Ohio State University.
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  • Ms. Emily Nutter

    Administrative Manager

    Franciscan University of Steubenville, B.A., History

    Ms. Emily Nutter joins JHCA as our Administrative Manager. A native of Ohio, Ms. Nutter recently graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a B.A. in History. She admires students of classical education, noting that, in her experience, they tend to be grounded and possess strong problem solving skills. As such, she is thrilled to help students at JHCA in any way she can. In her spare time, Ms. Nutter enjoys reading, painting, and watching & playing sports.
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  • Chef John "JB" Park

    Academy Chef

    Masters College, Santa Clarita, Liberal Arts Degree, Business, Music, and Bible

    Mr. John "JB" Park was born in Korea, moved to the United States when he was three, and became a citizen at nineteen. JB attended the Masters College in Santa Clarita, where he received a liberal arts degree in business, music, and Bible. Since moving to Jackson from California, JB has worked as a special events caterer for Jackson Hole High School and as a school bus driver. He also was a chef for JHCA from 2017 to 2019. His outgoing, humble demeanor and delicious food brightens the days of colleagues and students alike. He is very excited to be working at JHCA.
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  • Mr. Jeff Schuller

    Business Consultant

    Princeton University, A.B. Economics; Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

    Mr. Jeff Schuller grew up in New York, north of Manhattan. After graduating from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in economics, he became a Chartered Financial Analyst. From 1994 to 2004, Mr. Schuller worked as an analyst and portfolio manager for mutual fund companies in Denver and Kansas City.
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  • Mrs. Erin Sullivan

    Director of Advancement

    The Ohio State University, B.A., Interpersonal Communications

    Mrs. Erin Sullivan holds a bachelor of arts in Interpersonal Communications from The Ohio State University, where she worked as a Division 1 coach after graduation. Her love of coaching led her to England, where she worked as a teacher and coach at a boarding school and then took a Marketing Director position in Washington, D.C. Following this tenure, she ran the sales division of a large corporation before becoming a stay-at-home mother and fundraiser at her children’s previous school. She now lives in the Jackson area with her husband and two sons who both attend JHCA.
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Physical Address:
2500 S. Park Loop Rd.
Jackson, WY 83001

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 7466
Jackson, WY 83002
Enrollment Inquiries:
Polly Friess, Head of School
(307) 690-8396
All Other Inquiries:
School Office
(307) 201-5040


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Nondiscrimination Policy: Jackson Hole Classical Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Jackson Hole Classical Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance, athletic, arts and other school administrated programs.