Jules Butler and her husband Chris MacMillan are Campground Ambassadors at Curtis Canyon. Jules, a native of Connecticut, moved to Jackson Hole in 2014 (after 20 years of being an annual visitor.) MacMillan started visiting Jackson Hole while in utero—his family has ties to Dubois, Wyoming going back three generations—and finally moved to the valley (from Illinois) about 30 years ago. Unlike many Ambassadors, Jules and Chris are not retired. Jules is a writer and editor—she edits an area visitor guide, Jackson Hole Traveler, and, in 2022, published a book of essays about her experiences as a BTNF Ambassador, Cowboys and Campers: Tales from a Bridger-Teton National Forest Camping Ambassador. Chris is a master finish carpenter, and works building, remodeling, and renovating homes throughout Jackson Hole. They enjoy exploring miles upon miles of the Bridger Teton National Forest—throughout the Jackson, Blackrock, and Greys River ranger districts in Jules’ Jeep Wrangler. “I am thrilled to serve the BTNF as an Ambassador,” Jules says. “Educating the public on the proper ways to extinguish campfires and employ safe food storage and answering questions on wildlife and the Teton area is a most rewarding summer experience.” Chris says, “I wanted to become an Ambassador to better enjoy nature and help educate campers/visitors on how to camp responsibly and protect this valuable resource.”
In 2022, Jules and Chris got married on the BTNF.