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 Hawks. Bryan quickly found his passion for wildlife research and began his own research project as an undergrad studying small mammals in one of his favorite places, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. Following his soon-to-be wife to the Tetons after graduating in 2001, Bryan continued his path of wildlife research studying many raptor species. He completed his Master’s degree at Arkansas State University studying the Common Ravens in Jackson Hole. Returning to Jackson Hole after his MS in 2004, Bryan continued and expanded his research in Wyoming and Montana while at Craighead Beringia South, focusing on raptors and sage-grouse. He has developed new wildlife traps and transmitters through the studies and has started a company, Trapping Innovations, selling both to biologists at truly affordable rates. Bryan has been a leader in raptor research, tracking, transmitter attachment, and trapping. He has aided and worked with many researchers and projects across North America and Europe and believes that collaborations are the key to successful wildlife science and conservation. Bryan lives in Kelly with his lovely bride, Emily, and is proud father of his son, Oliver.
Favorite Raptor: Bryan’s favorite raptors are the Golden Eagle and Great Gray Owl (one for day and one for night!)