In this week’s episode of the Jackson Hole Connection, Stephan visits with Melissa Shinkle. Melissa is the Teton County Assessor. The Assessor's Office is responsible for valuing all real and personal property in Teton County. In this episode, Melissa shares what it was like growing up on a ranch in Torrington, WY. She goes into how a job at a car rental company brought her out to Jackson. Melissa talks about starting work for Teton County as the Chief Deputy County Clerk and how that led her to pursue an opportunity to work as the County Assessor. Stephan and Melissa talk about the ins and outs of working as the County Assessor and she clarifies some misconceptions people have of what her position entails. This week's episode is supported in part by Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates and Compass Jackson Hole. JHREA is the region's largest and most dynamic real estate company in the Valley. For more info and to view current listings visit JHREA.comSupport also comes from Teton County Solid Waste and Recycling reminding you to reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost. Avoid single-use products whenever possible, and remember to bring your reusable bags with you while shopping. More at RoadtoZeroWasteJH.org or at @RoadToZeroWaste.JH on Instagram.Want to be a guest on The Jackson Hole Connection? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Marketing and editing support by Michael Moeri (@thatsamoeri).