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.


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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David Hoster

David Hoster, Treasurer

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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Leslye Hardie

Leslye Hardie, Director

Leslye is a graduate of University of Alabama in accounting and marketing and had a career in commercial real estate. She is currently a mentor with Womentum. Leslye also serves on the board of The Food Cupboard, where she is hands-on during open hours, shops for the library snack program, and does…

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Lisa Friesecke

Lisa Friesecke, Secretary

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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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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Rich Bloom

Rich Bloom, Director

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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Roger Smith

Roger Smith, Founding Director

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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Steve Poole

Steve Poole, Vice-Chair

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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Wayne Turner

Wayne Turner, Chair

Wayne Turner is a global social impact entrepreneur with experience in both for-profit and nonprofit endeavors. Wayne holds a BS in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He served as the Executive Director of the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY and as the Chief…

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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

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