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 tinder 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 first exposure to the Tetons came in 2011, when she landed a job with a scenic float company. Since then, she has worked for the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a few wildlife tour operators. Jessie began volunteering with Teton Raptor Center in April 2015 and hasn’t looked back.
Photo: Jessie Walter with Baxter the Peregrine Falcon
Favorite Raptor: Peregrine Falcon