Staff

Allison Swan

Allison Swan, Research Associate

Allison grew up in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, and has had a lifelong admiration and appreciation of the natural world. Allison moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend The Evergreen State College where she received a B.S. in Ecology. She has explored many facets of natural…

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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, Education Director

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 since the late 90's and was responsible for building the “Raptor…

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Bryan Bedrosian

Bryan Bedrosian, Research Director

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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David Watson

David Watson, Development Director

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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Jamie Reilly

Jamie Reilly, Operations Director

Jamie Reilly, Operations Director

Jamie grew up in the Boston area and nurtured a love for nature and the outdoors exploring the lakes and mountains of NH and the coastline of New England. In 2002, he moved west to work with Murie Center as the Director of Operations and had the extraordinary…

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Jessie Walters

Jessie Walters, Raptor Care and Volunteer Coordinator

While growing up in the northeast corner of Oklahoma, Jessie would explore the outdoors at any given chance. Her love of birds began at the tender age of 3, when she was introduced to penguins. She moved out west in 2006 to pursue a degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana. Jessie’s…

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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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Nathan Hough

Nathan Hough, Research Associate

Nathan grew up in Casper, Wyoming spending as much time as possible being active in the outdoors. He attended the University of Wyoming completing a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and Management in 2014 while racing on the University Nordic ski team. As soon as he took his first ornithology class, he knew…

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Sarah Pruden

Sarah Pruden, AmeriCorps Member

Growing up in the interior of Alaska and spending the last 15 years in Oregon, Sarah comes to the Teton Raptor Center with a love and passion for the outdoors and all wildlife that inhabit it. Having experience working in mammal rehabilitation and educational development in Oregon, Sarah brings…

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Sarah Ramirez

Sarah Ramirez, Rehabilitation Coordinator

Sarah Ramirez grew up in the Bay Area in Northern California. She attended the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon, where she quickly discovered her love for the outdoors and passion for birds. Sarah graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Biology, and has since moved across the country participating…

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Sheena Patel

Sheena Patel, Rehabilitation Technician

Sheena grew up just outside of Washington D.C. and has been passionate about nature and wildlife ever since she was young. Her interest in birds first began when she took an ornithology course in her undergraduate career. Sheena got started working with birds when she began volunteering at a nature…

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