Teton Raptor Center operates under a Board of Directors and with the guidance of an Advisory Council. Our fantastic members donate their time, experience, talents, and generosity toward the continued growth and success of our mission to advance raptor conservation through education, research, and rehabilitation.


Steve Poole

Steve Poole, Director

Steve loves the outdoors and interactions with all things wild. Born and raised in the Detroit Michigan area, Steve learned the trades of custom homebuilding and automobile assembly. Motown instilled in him a love for live music and a passion for ice hockey. Albion college bestowed on him a degree…

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Rich Bloom

Rich Bloom, Treasurer

Rich’s commitment to the environment began early on, when he received a BS in Renewable Natural Resources from UC Davis, followed by an MA in Experiential Environmental Education from the University of Northern Colorado. He has taught at Yosemite Institute, Keystone Science School, Outward Bound and…

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Chansoo Joung

Chansoo Joung, Director

Chansoo Joung is a consultant for TPH Asset Management LLC, an affiliate of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. His investment career spans three decades, including senior positions at Goldman Sachs and Warburg Pincus LLC. Throughout his career he has been involved in the energy sector and clean energy finance,…

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Roger Smith

Roger Smith, Founder and Chair

Roger Smith has spent his entire professional career in the natural sciences and environmental education. Roger started his professional life as a field biologist researching grizzly bear demographics in northwestern Montana in 1977. He continued to study both grizzly and black bears in Alaska, Maine…

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Andy Salter

Andy Salter, Vice-Chair

Andy is a trial lawyer, specializing in environmental, land use, commercial and real estate disputes in Wyoming and in Washington State, where he lived for 30 years until moving to Jackson. Andy has been a lover of wildlife and the outdoors for years, and is thrilled to be living in this remarkable…

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Katrina Ryan

Katrina Ryan, Director

Katrina was born a raised in Wyoming and has lived in Jackson since 1988. She attended Porter's School in Farmington Connecticut for high school and went on to the University of Colorado in Boulder to get a BA in Psychology. She lived for five years in New York City where she worked for Zac Posen,…

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Porgy McClelland

Porgy McClelland, Emeritus

Porgy moved to Jackson Hole in 1975 after graduating from the University of Vermont and growing up in the Adirondacks of New York State. He has been a building contractor since 1980 with a current interest in working on renewable energy projects. Backcountry skiing, hiking and hunting continue to…

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Wendy Jacobs

Wendy Jacobs, Director

Wendy hails from Boston but moved to Jackson two years ago. Wendy is the managing partner of Development Strategy Consultants, which is a boutique firm that specialized in creating and implementing customized fundraising plans for start-ups to mid-size nonprofits. In her spare time, Wendy is…

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David Hoster

David Hoster, Secretary

David is to retire this year as the President and CEO of EastGroup Properties and plans to stay involved as the Chairman of the Board. Based in Jackson, MS, EastGroup is a NYSE real estate investment trust focused on industrial properties in the major sunbelt markets. David’s prior community service…

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Advisory Council

  • Steve Cain, Retired Senior Wildlife Biologist at Grand Teton National Park
  • Dr. Terry Campbell, D.V.M., Associate Professor, Dept of Clinical Sciences – Zoo Medicine, Colorado State University
  • Len Carlman, Attorney-at-Law, Chief Philanthropy Officer at Teton Science Schools
  • Dr. Heather R. Carleton, D.V.M., Owner, Jackson Animal Hospital
  • Dr. Matthew S. Johnston, VMD, DABVP-Avian, Assistant Professor, Exotic Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Dr. Mark Pokras, D.V.M., Associate Professor, Dept of Environmental and Population Health, Wildlife Clinic & Center for Conservation Medicine, Tufts University
  • Bert Raynes, Author, Naturalist
  • Dr. Patrick Redig, D.V.M., Co-Founder, The Raptor Center, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Kat Taylor, Philanthropist
  • John F. Turner, Retired Director US Fish & Wildlife Service

Organizational Documents

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