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Episode 210 - Overcoming Adversity and Carving the Future with Talia Atkins
Episode 2106th October 2022 • The Jackson Hole Connection • Stephan C. Abrams
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Talia Atkins is the Executive Director of Carving the Future. She was born right here in Jackson. After graduating from High School in 2008, Talia left home to volunteer, travel, and find her place in the world. 6 years and 35 countries later, Talia realized everything she was searching for was back in Jackson. She returned to her hometown in 2014, to coach for the JHSC Freeride Team. Talia has worked with youth of all ages, teaching English, music, art, yoga, gymnastics, big-air, snowboarding, and leading therapeutic wilderness trips for teens. 

In this episode, Talia and Stephan talk about mental health, childhood adversity, addiction, loss, gratitude, resilience, and helping underserved populations. 

Carving the Future is a non-profit organization that empowers youth through access to snowboarding and skateboarding. They provide gear, programs, lessons, and athletic scholarships for underserved youth. Learn more about Carving the Future at

Red Top Meadows is a residential treatment and therapeutic wilderness program established in 1980 to serve adolescent males. Learn more about Red Top at

Connect with Talia by emailing 

This week’s episode is sponsored in part by Teton County Solid Waste and Recycling is reminding residents and small businesses that the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility is open on select days, through the end of October, by appointment only. To safely and responsibly dispose of household chemicals or other substances that pose a danger to our environment, visit to schedule your appointment today! More at @RoadToZeroWaste.JH

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