(Meet our cowgirls and cowboys)
Emily Parsons was born into a family of farmers, builders, and entrepreneurs. She tried to have a “real job” and it went very poorly. Since then she has been starting and building businesses. She and Jeff meet when they worked for the Greys River Ranger District on a Wildland Fire Crew, which is part of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. They have built and owned TigerTree for 10 years, they are married and have two kids. They NEVER, EVER fight about the direction of the business. Along with owning TigerTree, she is launching a company that builds technical work wear for women called, Mt Glow. Emily hails from Vermont and finished a Microbiology degree from the University of Montana and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Wyoming.
Jeff Smith is a Wyoming native that found a love for trees, chainsaws and trucks while working on a fire engine crew for the Bridger Teton National Forest. Lucky for him he also found his life partner Emily on this crew while pointing out some of the finer details of chainsaw maintenance. Jeff graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2007, the same year TigerTree was formed after winning the College of Business 10K business plan competition. Jeff can’t keep his hands off the maintenance, repair and improvement of all things mechanical. TigerTree gives him ample opportunity to hone his abilities repairing and maintaining machines, something just fine with Jeff.