Allison Swan

Allison Swan, MAPS Bander

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, Senior Avian Educator

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, Senior Avian Ecologist

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, Director of Development

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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Jessie Walters

Jessie Walters, Raptor Care Assistant 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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Lisa Friesecke

Lisa Friesecke, Program & Development Associate

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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Meghan Warren

Meghan Warren, Rehabilitation Director

Meghan grew up in Sedona, Arizona, but spent every summer and winter in Wyoming in the Wind River Mountains, where her parents and grandfather ran a summer camp called Skinner Brothers Wilderness School. Growing up in two incredibly beautiful places gave Meghan a lifelong interest in wildlife…

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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, AmeriCorp Intern

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, Seasonal Field Biologist

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. She earned her B.S. in Biology at Longwood University where she graduated in 2015 and where her interest in birds first began when she took an ornithology course. Upon graduating,…

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