Office Phone: (307) 732-3400

Ben Bates, Caretaking Inspector

Ben was born and raised here in Jackson, Wyoming and has naturally immersed himself in all of the great activities our valley has to offer. Ben studied at the University of Wyoming and received a B.S. in Business Management. If he’s is not at work you can find him on the river or in the mountains.
Office Phone: (307) 732-3400

Hawk Carter, Caretaking Inspector

Hawk, born in Nashville, Tennessee, moved to Jackson with his parents in 2004. Trading the rolling green hills and humid air, for the tall Rocky Mountains and blue skies of Wyoming. It was here that Hawk gained a better appreciation for the outdoors, and the freedom it offered. After spending a year in college away from the mountains Hawk wanted to give back to the country and enlisted in the Marine Corps. Upon finishing his enlisment, Hawk moved back to Jackson to escape the city life and be back out in the wild again. When he isn’t working, Hawk is either spending time with his wife Cadie and their son Bradley. Or he’s out in the many wilderness areas around Jackson, shed hunting, fishing, snowboarding, scouting for the fall hunt, camping, and shooting.
Office Phone: (307) 732-3400

Caleb Chafee, Caretaking Inspector

From higher education to higher elevation, Caleb transplanted to Jackson Hole to pursue the ski bum life style after graduating from Brown University in 2017. Caleb found his love for the outdoors after a NOLS trip through the Wind River range in 2012. “I always knew I would return to the Tetons”. Caleb is originally from Rhode Island and grew up in the middle of two sisters. Aside from skiing, Caleb enjoys politics, backpacking and cheering for his older sister, Louisa, on the US Sailing Team.
Office Phone: (307) 732-3400

Phil Clauson, Caretaking Manager

Originally from Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Phil enjoys all aspects of mountain living. Phil followed a path similar to that of many Jackson Hole residents. A planned winter of ski bumming after graduation from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, lead to permanent residence – ten winters and counting. Phil has extensive experience in all fields of property and estate management, with a sharp eye for fine details, and a drive to exceed expectations. He has experience in many different construction trades and customer service related fields, as well as Homeowners Association Management. Additionally, Phil holds a Wyoming Real Estate license.  His wife Bobbi and daughter Kaari love getting out and into the great outdoors, as a family.
Office Phone: (307) 732-3400

Hayes McCord, Caretaking Lead Inspector

Hayes, originally from Nashville, Tennessee, graduated from the University of Alabama in May of 2015 with a BS in Operations Management. Hayes fell in love with the West as he frequented the region as a teenager in an effort to escape the heat & humidity of the South. During undergrad, Hayes spent summers in Colorado and Jackson, returning to Wyoming after commencement. An avid outdoorsman with many passions, Hayes spends his free time waterfowl hunting, fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking and rafting, nearly always accompanied by his faithful K9 companion, Braid.
Office Phone: (307) 732-3400

Scott Mele, Caretaking Field Supervisor

After working in the hospitality/hotel field for seven years, I came over to The Clear Creek Group in Spring of 2011. As a caretaker, it is my primary responsibility to ensure that everything in this house is in proper working order and my passion is to ensure that each and every guest enjoys a memorable trip.

As an avid outdoorsman, I yearn to be snowboarding in the backcountry during the Winter months. In the Summer, I enjoy hiking in the Tetons and riding my bike on the many trails in the Jackson Hole area.
Office Phone: (307) 732-3400

Charles Pike, Caretaking Supervisor

All the way from Western Massachusetts, Charlie has found a place to call home in Jackson, Wyoming. Several years ago, he traded-in the humidity of New England for the crisp, dry mountain air. Since then, he’s dabbled in rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and of course, sailing. To round-out his chosen lifestyle, he has taught Cuban Salsa Dance and played in the local, Celtic music group, Slip ‘n the Jigs.

Habitat for Humanity has been a large part of his life, as well. Not only has he volunteered to build here in Jackson, but he’s visited Guatemala to construct affordable housing. He has served on the Global Village Committee as an AmeriCorps member and volunteers at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore.
Office Phone: (307) 732-3400

Ben Stanley, Caretaking Inspector

Ben grew up on an organic farm in Pennsylvania, and after many family vacations out west, heeded the calling of a life spent amongst the Rocky Mountains. Settling into Jackson during the summer of 2006, Ben fell in love with the valley, the mountains, and the lifestyle, and has never left.

When not inspecting properties, Ben spends time volunteering with his church, snowboarding, cooking, and reading.
Office Phone: (307) 732-3400

Frazer Tear, Caretaking Inspector

Frazer is a Jackson native and was raised in the wild world of outdoor adventure. His parents were kind enough to force him into all the activities he enjoys today such as kayaking, skiing, hiking, and music. Through kayaking Frazer was exposed to adventure travel and jumped on board with an international kayak academy, guiding students down frothy foreign waterways while giving them a high school education. His favorite destinations were Colombia, Nepal, Peru, and Pakistan

After years on the road Frazer has come full circle, living in Jackson and enjoying the natural wonders of the area. Outside of the outside Frazer enjoys mixing electronic music and is working towards DJing at venues like the Rose and Hand Fire Pizza. Let’s Dance!

Office Phone: (307) 732-3400


Reece was raised on a ranch in eastern Washington where he developed a love for the outdoors at a young age. His family moved to Utah during his teenage years and he quickly found an affinity with the rivers and deserts of the Southwest. Reece spent ten years guiding on the Colorado River with an operation based out of Moab, Utah. He later moved to Brian Head, Utah and met his wife, Beth. When an opportunity to move to Jackson presented itself, they jumped at the chance. Reece and Beth enjoy biking, climbing, backpacking, hiking, and mountaineering.

Office Phone: (307) 732-3400


Born in Mexico, and proud to call Jackson his hometown, Sal attended K-12 here graduating from JHHS in 2016. He has always enjoyed helping others and is quick to give credit to Jackson, for its welcoming, friendly community in molding his affable personality. During the summer months, you can catch him mountain biking, climbing, or exploring the natural wonders of Grand Teton National Park. During the winter, Sal is often skiing the steep runs of Jackson Hole or just relaxing and marveling at the beautiful winter wonderland we call home.