Our Story

Jackson, Wyoming is home to one of the world’s first vertical greenhouses located on a sliver of vacant land next to a parking garage. This 13,500 sq. ft. three-story stacked greenhouse utilizes a 1/10 of an acre to grow an annual amount of produce equivalent to 5 acres of traditional agriculture.

Vertical Harvest sells locally grown, fresh vegetables year round to Jackson area restaurants, grocery stores and directly to consumers through on-site sales. Vertical Harvest replaces 100,000 lbs of produce that is trucked into the community each year.

In addition to fresh lettuce and tomatoes, Vertical Harvest produces jobs, internships and educational opportunities. The greenhouse employs 15 individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. Click here to learn more about our employment model.

Our mission is simple – we provide consistent, meaningful employment for people with intellectual and physical disabilities by cultivating nutritious food for the community. Our impact is much larger.

Meet the Team

Penny McBride and Nona Yehia of E/Ye Design are co-founders of Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole. Their shared interests brought McBride and Yehia together. The two united to create a solution to produce food locally while employing as many people as possible. They have put together a team of experts to create an innovative model for urban farming that can operate as a socially minded business.

Nona Yehia

Nona Yehia

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Arik Griffin

Arik Griffin

Chief Financial Officer

Caroline Croft Estay

Caroline Croft Estay

Director of Human Resources
Timothy Schutz

Timothy Schutz

Director of Production
Joelle Lazzareschi

Joelle Lazzareschi

Education Coordinator and Production Associate
Sam Bartels

Sam Bartels

Business Development Director

Partner and Sponsor

Vertical Harvest is proud to be an innovative public/private partnership with the Town of Jackson

Vertical Harvest is proud to have the Center of Wonder as an official fiscal sponsor, ensuring that all donations to the greenhouse are tax deductible.

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