Navigate believes that the provision of workforce housing is fundamental to creating a vibrant and enduring community for people to enjoy and thrive.
At the gateway of Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole is located within a desirable and intact natural environment. With 97% of the land publicly held, there are few places for the built environment.
The limited supply of land coupled with strong demand has dramatically increased housing values making it a challenge for workers to find and afford housing in this valley.
Navigate’s vision is simple: help businesses provide housing options for their employees. Businesses need employees and employees need housing. Our local businesses are experts at providing services, and Navigate can help find ways to house key employees to ensure the long-term success of their organization which in turn helps to maintain a vibrant community.
Christine Walker, Principal
As founder and principal of Navigate, Christine helps communities throughout the Intermountain West understand the true nature of their housing affordability challenges as a foundation for effective and durable solutions. She is valued for her broad and deep experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, a combination that gives her uncommon insight into how each of these sectors view housing development and what is needed to bring them together in successful projects.
Christine served as the Director of the Teton County (WY) Housing Authority for over 10 years, gaining hands-on experience in the development and management of hundreds of homes for the Jackson Hole workforce. As a former small business owner (Above & Beyond Paragliding), Christine understands the staffing challenges employers face, especially in the Mountain West. Christine is originally from Vermont, graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and enjoys hiking and backcountry skiing.
Maggie Schilling, Associate
Maggie brings two decades of project management experience, having worked as the Executive Director of a small nonprofit land trust, a planner in the Teton County (WY) Planning Department, and in various nonprofit fundraising and development roles. Originally from Oregon, Maggie graduated from Williams College and obtained her Master’s in Natural Resource Planning from the University of Michigan.
When a project or client calls for additional capacity or specific skills, Navigate frequently collaborates with the following outstanding project partners:
Wendy Sullivan, WSW Consulting, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Willa Williford, Williford LLC, Crested Butte, CO
Melanie Rees, Rees Consulting, Inc., Montrose, CO