Staff and Bios

Jenny Lake Boating

Doug Colonel

Doug Colonel

Owner/operator

Doug grew up in Ohio and graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Virginia. After a couple of stints in cubicle offices, he realized that he wasn’t cut out for that. Since then he has been a lodge owner in Jackson, WY; a fishing guide; a river raft guide; and now he has his USCG license for piloting boats on Jenny Lake.
Doug enjoys sharing his many years of experience in the mountains and on the rivers and lakes. He spends his much of the winter in Central Patagonia, Argentina, fly-fishing.

Bobbi Colonel

Bobbi Colonel

Manager/Financial Manager

Bobbi grew up traveling around the US as a “navy issue” and enjoyed getting to see this amazing country. She began backpacking in the Green Mountains of Vermont, traveled west and enjoyed the Idaho/Wyoming mountains. She enjoys skiing, backpacking/camping, fly-fishing, hiking, and the outdoors. She spent 30+ years in the banking industry. This is the beginning of her 16th year at Jenny Lake Boating where she obtained her USCG merchant mariner’s license and manages the dock staff.
She believes the National Park System is a wonderful gift to its citizens and hopes that all families bring their children to the Parks to enjoy and learn to value our natural resources in order to become champions of our Parks.

Travers Smith

Travers Smith

Senior Pilot

Travers was born in Littleton, New Hampshire. He grew up throughout New England in “mountainous” places like the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and upstate New York. In 2002, Travers moved to Wyoming looking for bigger mountains. What he found was a place rich in natural wonder, history, and quality of life.
Travers spend his time in Jackson skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, boating, surfing, climbing, fishing, hunting, four-wheeling, horseback riding and hiking…to name just a few. What he really loves is sharing what he has discovered about this magical place with visitors in both the summer and winter.

Kyle Goldstein

Kyle Goldstein

Senior Pilot

Kyle grew up in upstate New York and went to college in North Carolina. He earned a teaching degree in health, English and Physical Education. He always had a love for the outdoors and loved new places and trying new things. He moved to Jackson Hole to be a ski bum and see if he could make it through a winter. He drove across the country and straight to Jenny Lake. He fell in love with the Tetons and Jenny Lake and knew he would never leave. That was in 2003, and now he is beginning his 15th summer at JLB.
Kyle likes outdoor activities like snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking and golfing. He enjoys sharing his love for the lake and the Jackson Hole area with folks that come to see us . No two days are the same at JLB and he enjoys the challenges of safely and efficiently showing visitors the Jenny Lake area via our shuttle service. Come see us at the lake!

Jerret Mater

Jerret Mater

Senior Pilot

Jerret moved west to Jackson from central Pennsylvania in 2000, after graduating from Penn State University with a degree in Photography. An avid outdoorsman, the Tetons were the ultimate playground for his recreational passions. This will be his 14th season of boating on Jenny Lake. During his downtime, he enjoys snowboarding at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, fly-fishing on the Snake River, and fighting his fear of heights somewhere high in the mountains.