Amy Brennan McCarthy

Amy Brennan McCarthy, Executive Director

Following a childhood in upstate NY and upon graduating from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a dual major in economics and environmental studies, Amy quickly made her way to Wyoming to work at the CM Ranch in Dubois. Amy participated in the inaugural year of Teton Science Schools' Professional…

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Becky Collier

Becky Collier, Senior Avian Educator

Becky brings extensive experience with all aspects of program delivery, outreach program development, raptor acquisition, handling, husbandry and providing emergency and basic medical needs for birds of prey. She has worked with raptors for over fifteen years and was responsible for building the “Raptor…

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Bryan Bedrosian

Bryan Bedrosian, Senior Avian Ecologist

Bryan was infected with Raptor Fever during his undergraduate days at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Those early days offered the opportunity to work with several great mentors, Cooper’s Hawks, Saw-whet Owls, Sharp-shinned Hawks and Red Shouldered…

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Carrie Ann Adams

Carrie Ann Adams, Program Assistant

Carrie Ann grew up near San Francisco, where she spent weekends birding in local parks and summers hiking in the Sierras. At Stanford University, she majored in Earth Systems, studying education, policy, and ecology with a focus on conservation. She completed a B.S. and an M.S., studying bird community…

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David Watson

David Watson, Director of Development

David Watson, Director of Development and Communications

David grew up in Michigan and always had a fascination for the natural world and the West. As he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from Michigan State University, he spent three summers working in Yellowstone…

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Katherine Gura

Katherine Gura, Field Biologist

Katherine works at the Teton Raptor Center as a field biologist with over six years of experience conducting wildlife research in the Valley. Hailing from North Carolina, Katherine moved to Jackson in 2009 to work monitoring raptors and other avian species for Grand Teton National Park. After graduating…

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Lisa Friesecke

Lisa Friesecke, Administrative Coordinator

Lisa started her love for the valley back in 1990 when she and her husband Are made Jackson Hole their second home from Florida. While in Florida, Lisa worked as an educator for special needs children and then on to quality control in Are’s company for 12 yrs. While raising their son Kai, she contributed…

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Meghan Warren

Meghan Warren, Rehabilitation and Volunteer Coordinator

Meghan grew up in Sedona, Arizona, but spent every summer and winter in Wyoming in the Wind River Mountains, where her parents and grandfather ran a summer camp called Skinner Brothers Wilderness School. Growing up in two incredibly beautiful places gave Meghan a lifelong interest in wildlife conservation.…

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Nick Ciaravella

Nick Ciaravella, Field Biologist

Nick developed a love for wildlife in the marshlands and flooded timber of Louisiana, his home state. He became enthralled with birds in 1999 on a backpacking trip to Big Bend National Park in Texas. He has always been passionate about research. While working as a Paramedic for the 911 system…

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