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 birds were very special and definitely worth dedicating his life too. Various field jobs from banding Red Crossbills, to nest searching for sagebrush songbirds paved the way to Teton Raptor Center. Nathan has been at Teton Raptor Center since summer of 2015, where he has been able to provide help and influence to many of the different research projects. He is most proud of helping find the first documented Flammulated Owls in the valley, and for his work on the Golden Eagle lead study in Thunder Basin National Grassland. Being able to work with birds on a daily basis is all he could ever ask for, although living in Jackson is an added bonus! In his free time he enjoys running, biking, skiing, and most of all climbing. Nathan is now working towards his Masters while studying Golden Eagles.
Favorite Raptor: Golden Eagle, Flammulated Owl