Staff

Allison Swan

Allison Swan, Research Associate

A Wyoming native, Allison spent much of her youth outdoors, exploring the flora and fauna of the Bighorn Mountains. She moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend The Evergreen State College where she received a B.A./B.Sc. dual degree in liberal arts and ecology. While in…

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Amanda Penn

Amanda Penn, Avian Care Technician

Amanda grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and developed a love of wild creatures from an early age. She later graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Zoology. After college she worked at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Seattle, Washington where she gained valuable experience working with raptors,…

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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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Bryan Bedrosian

Bryan Bedrosian, Conservation Director

Bryan has been studying raptors in Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem since 2001. He completed his Master’s degree from Arkansas State University studying Common Raven ecology in Jackson Hole and Red-tailed Hawks wintering in Arkansas. Bryan has continued and expanded his research…

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Jessie Walters

Jessie Walters, Administrative 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, Graduate Student

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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Kelsey Roberts

Kelsey Roberts, Avian Care Technician

Kelsey’s interest in wildlife rehabilitation struck her at a young age. It was not uncommon to find her performing CPR on insects that had fallen victim to swimming pools, and rescuing frogs from the tormenting hands of fellow recess goers. Her appreciation of larger organisms grew as she explored…

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Meghan Warren

Meghan Warren, Avian Care Director

Meghan grew up in Sedona, Arizona, but spent every summer and winter in Wyoming in the Wind River Mountains. Her parents and grandfather ran a summer camp called Skinner Brothers Wilderness School where she spent the summer camping, riding horses, fishing, and hiking. Growing up in two incredibly…

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Nathan Hough

Nathan Hough, Graduate Student

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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Nick Delmolino

Nick Delmolino, Advancement Director

Originally from Massachusetts, Nick graduated from Western New England University with a B.A. in Sociology. Nick visited the Jackson Hole area many times throughout his youth and always had a strong desire to move to the area due to his passion for wildlife and wild places. In 2004 Nick moved to Jackson…

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Sarah Pruden

Sarah Pruden, Outreach Coordinator

Sarah comes to the Teton Raptor Center team with a love and passion for the outdoors and all wildlife that inhabit it. She obtained her Bachelor degree in Environmental Science and Policy at Southern Oregon University, and while attending school there, also spent time interning as a wildlife…

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Sarah Ramirez

Sarah Ramirez, Graduate Student

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, Clinic Coordinator

Sheena grew up just outside of Washington D.C. and has been passionate about nature and wildlife ever since she was young. After receiving her B.S. in Biology in 2015 from Longwood University, she went on to begin her career in avian wildlife rehabilitation. Working with birds has taken her all over…

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