Meet Jill King

A southern girl raised near Louisville, Kentucky, Jill found her way to Boulder, Colorado, for college, and then went on to call New York City home for almost five years. Working at 51st Street and 5th Avenue for a real estate firm in their marketing department by day and performing and writing music at the folk clubs in the West Village at night, she loved the city and everything it offered.

While pursuing her dream to make a living performing, Jill accepted an offer for a full-time singing job from an aunt who ran the Wort Hotel in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Soon after arriving out west, she met her husband, Jason, a rancher and real estate developer. They started a family while Jill enjoyed a singing career, recording CDs in both Nashville and Austin, and raised their three young ladies in both Chappell Hill, Texas, and Jackson, Wyoming, and now call Jackson Hole their mostly full-time home (alongside a cattle ranch near Lander, Wyoming).

As the editor of The Scout Guide Jackson Hole since 2018, Jill looks forward to launching Volume 1 of The Scout Guide Bozeman in 2022. Well versed in winter, mountain towns, and marketing, she can’t wait to meet the small businesses in Bozeman, Big Sky, and the Gallatin valley. As a stylist for real estate photography shoots, interior design firms, and private clients, Jill lends her expertise to the photoshoot process and has a keen eye for curating the spreads for the member businesses featured in her guides. She looks forward to offering this unique and comprehensive marketing strategy to the Bozeman area.

Jill’s Favorite Reasons to Visit

Reason 1

The location. “Bozeman was voted the most ‘liveable’ city in the west, being four hours from Jackson Hole, 80 miles from the entrance from Yellowstone National Park, and about 250 miles from Glacier National Park.”

Reason 2

The outdoors. “The town is a mecca for outdoor activities due to the national forests, mountains, and rivers, which supply outdoor recreation, such as fly fishing, hiking, white water rafting, and cycling in the summer and skiing at Big Sky Resort and Bridger Bowl, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and back country skiing in the winter.”

Reason 3

The culture. “Bozeman has great restaurants, art galleries, museums, trendy lodging, and a vibrant music scene—all with access by private and major airlines.”




WORDS TO LIVE BY:  “Be the person you want to hire: not duplicitous, but authentic in everything you do. And always give more, not worrying about receiving.”