Teton Science Schools

Educating for a Vibrant World

Administrative Staff


  • Chris Agnew

    Executive Director

    B.A., Environmental Education, Western Washington University
    Ed.M., The Harvard Graduate School of Education

    Originally from an island in the Puget Sound, Chris grew up exploring the Olympic Mountains and shorelines of the Northwest. Chris has a lifelong passion for rigorous place-based education. He believes great opportunity comes through bridging across business and education, between field and classroom education, between digital and in-person learning, and learning across cultures. At NOLS, Chris was a collaborative leader of up to 125 faculty and staff enabling both classroom and remote wilderness expeditions in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, India, Sweden, and Norway teaching leadership, outdoor skills, and environmental studies. He served on the NOLS Exceptional Student Experiences strategic goal leadership team and was a 2014 NOLS Staff award recipient.
  • April Landale

    Vice President of Field Education
    Overseeing Graduate Program, Teacher Training, Field Education and Wildlife Expeditions
    M.S., Environmental Studies, Antioch New England Graduate School, NH
    B.S., Biology, University of New Hampshire

    April joined Teton Science Schools' faculty in 1993. Before coming to Teton Science Schools, she was the Academic Director for an ecology study abroad program in Cairns, Australia. She holds an M.S. from Antioch/New England Graduate School in Natural Resources Management and specializes in water quality issues.

  • Cindi Jacobsen-Brinton

    Chief Financial Officer / Vice President of Central Administration
    Majored in Journalism at Chadron State College,
    A.S., Photography, Canyon School of Photography
    Fundamentals of Banking certification from the American Banking Association

    Cindi Jacobsen-Brinton has been a resident of Teton County for 18 years and has worked in valley non-profits in the areas of finance, human resource management and enterprise.

  • Nate McClennen

    Vice President of Education and Innovation
    Overseeing Innovation and Teacher Learning Center
    M.S., Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools
                      B.A., Biochemistry, Bowdoin College


    Nate was part of the founding faculty at Journeys School in 2001 and was appointed Head of Journeys School in 2006. In 2015, Nate became the Director of Education and Innovation to focus on how to scale the impact of Teton Science Schools through technology, innovation, design learning, and school networks. Nate has been part of the leadership team at Teton Science Schools since 2011. Since 1993, he has taught science and math at the secondary level and science at university level. Nate received a Klingenstein Heads Fellowship in 2009 with Teachers College at Columbia University and taught as a field instructor for the graduate program in independent school leadership at Columbia University. He has served on various accreditation teams as part of Northwest Association of Independent Schools. During his recent years at Journeys School, Nate has taught calculus, IB Mathematics, leadership, and robotics. He also served as Director of College Counseling from 2006-2009. Nate believes  that schools must connect students to communities in meaningful ways as a way to increase the capacity of the next generation. Outside of school he enjoys music, backpacking, biking, water sports, and soccer with his wife and two children.

  • Patrick Daley

    Vice President of Advancement
    MS, Nonprofit Leadership, University of Pennsylvania
    BA, English, Pennsylvania State University

    Patrick is a native of Philadelphia where he spent the last 3 years working on his earned a Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania while concurrently working there full time fundraising for endowed financial aid gifts and the University's annual fund. Having spent the last 7 years in fundraising for educational nonprofits, he focuses on building relationships that help stakeholders achieve their change-making goals through philanthropy. Outside of work, Patrick's passions are time spent with his wife and son, and getting outside to play.



    Jody Donovan

    Senior Director of Operations
    M.S., Natural Science, Environment & Natural Resource minor, University of Wyoming
    Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools
    B.A., English, The Colorado College

    Jody coordinate Risk Management and Sustainably for Teton Science Schools. She brings experience from urban and remote emergency response teams, adventure programs, and personal wilderness expeditions in Asia, New Zealand, and North America to a systems-based approach to managing risk. While living abroad in Hong Kong, she researched conservation education through her contributions to the strategic plan for the region's adoption of the Convention for Biological Diversity. From being one of the many in the avalanche of people during rush hour in Hong Kong's subway system to stumbling upon shepherds in seasonal yurt camps deep in the Himalaya of Ladakh, her passion for providing educational experiences that engage active citizenship has deepened from her experiences in Asia. Jody looks forward to helping scale Teton Science Schools' impact to increase access for a global community.



  • Nick Delmolino

    Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
    B.A., Sociology, Western New England University

    Nick has lived in Jackson since 2004. He has worked for Teton Science Schools in many capacities including Capital Campaign Assistant, Assistant to the Executive Director and Wildlife Expeditions Assistant. Nick serves on the board of directors for the Gombe School of Environment & Society - USA which provides support to a school that focuses on environmetal and social issues in Tanzania. He enjoys many outdoor pursuits in the Jackson Hole area including mountain biking and snowboarding.

  • Paul Maddex

    Communications Administrator
    B.S. Journalism, University of Colorado, Boulder

    Paul has been in Jackson since 1998. He has worked in television news, tourism, video production and advertising for nearly 20 years.  He is excited to bring his experiences with the Anchorage School District, marketing and Jackson tourism to his role in communications at Teton Science Schools.  In his free time he and his wife ski, bike, hike with their dogs, kayak and paddle board.



  • Josh Kleyman

    Director of Development
    M.S., Natural Science, Environment and Natural Resources minor, University of Wyoming,
    Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools,
    B.A., Environmental Geography with Geology focus, Colgate University

    Josh has been involved in science education since 2002 when he enrolled as a graduate student at Teton Science Schools. His graduate research at University of Wyoming explored the challenges and opportunities of community in fostering education. He applied these techniques and theories as Science Chair and Co-Director of the Sampson Environmental Center at the Darrow School in New Lebanon, NY. At Darrow, Josh also taught 9th – 12th grade environmental science and integrated sustainability and constructivist teaching approaches into the school’s curriculum. As a faculty member of the Teton Science School’s Graduate Program, Josh trained teachers in the K-12 classroom and the outdoor environment. Josh is currently the director of development. In his free time, Josh enjoys volunteering for local non-profits, exploring open space in Teton County and baking bread.

  • Emily Curran Bedrosian

    Director of Development Administration
    M.B.A, Walden University
    B.S., Environmental Education/Interpretation, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

    Emily was introduced to Teton Science Schools as a High School Field Ecology student and always wanted to return to Jackson Hole.  After graduating college, Emily came back as an instructor and hasn’t left.  She has held various positions with Teton Science Schools, including time at the Kelly Campus, Wildlife Expeditions and Jackson Campus. She is now a member of the Development team and is using her experience in these program areas to reach donors. She lives with her husband, Bryan, son, Oliver, and dog, Chief in Kelly, WY. Her passions include spending time with family, traveling, fly-fishing, and working with dogs.

  • Kate Gersh

    Murie Coordinating Director - The Murie Center
    M.T.A., International Development Studies/Sustainable Destination Management, George Washington University School of Business Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, George Washington University School of Public Policy & Public Administration
    B.F.A., Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design

    Since an early age Kate has been enamored by nature and always knew that her career path would involve the field of conservation. Her previous employments include working for the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots youth environmental and humanitarian education program, for a South African-based company focused on marketing support to entrepreneurial artisan groups for job creation, and African Wildlife Foundation. She is also an Alumnus of the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders program where she helped design a conservation campaign that developed “Guidelines for Minimizing the Negative Impact to Bats and Other Cave Organisms from Guano Harvesting” Ver. 1.0 (12 March 2014), IUCN SSC (2014).

  • Maura Bushior
    Development Administrator
    B.A., English/Communications, Salve Regina University

    In the late winter of 2010, Maura fulfilled her dream of moving to Jackson Hole from the East Coast, and she has been involved with local non-profits since. She is so excited to be working with the Development Team and the dynamic organization of Teton Science Schools. Maura loves to travel, trail run with her husband and dogs, ride her horse, and simply explore Jackson and the Tetons.

  • Alexandra Morley

    Development Administrator
    B.A., Psychology, Georgetown University
    Alexandra worked in Philadelphia right after finishing college at The Philadelphia Eagles non-profit organization, the Eagles Youth Partnership, before deciding to head West. Here in Jackson Hole she worked for the Grand Teton National Park Foundation in development and a few other jobs around the valley before joining the Teton Science Schools. "Zan" says: "I am so excited to be a part of such a dynamic organization in such a beautiful setting."  In her free time she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, cooking, traveling and lacrosse.

Finance / Human Resources

  • Rhonda Watson

    Human Resources Specialist
    M.S.Ed, Educational Leadership, University of New England
    B.A., Elementary Education, Michigan State University


    Rhonda has been involved in education for many years as a teacher, a librarian and in administration. She currently works as the Human Resources Manager at Teton Science Schools. Rhonda’s interests include reading, traveling, volunteering with Boy Scouts of America and being a mom to her three children.

  • Kathy Perkes

    Senior Director of Finance
    B.A., Geography, University of Southern California
    Certificate in Environmental Science, University of Southern California

    Kathy's experience prior to joining TSS in 2013 was largely based in the for profit sectors of tourism and agriculture. After a career which began in real estate development, her passion for wildlife led to eight years as the Financial Director for a group of companies pioneering profitable conservation strategies in Tanzania. Upon returning to the States, Kathy was drawn to the wildness of Wyoming and began working for a nationally ranked Hereford breeding ranch in Star Valley. Kathy continues to lead trips to Tanzania with the hope of bringing attention to African wildlife conservation issues.

  • Sara Fagan

    Finance Director
    M.E.M. (Environmental Management), Duke University
    B.S. and B.A., Botany, Miami University, Oxford, OH

    Sara came to Teton Science Schools in 2008. She brings over 15 years of experience in education, outreach and nonprofit management, including work at Duke University, the Home Depot Environmental Programs Department, NC Wildlife Federation and Southface Energy and Environmental Resource Center. At Duke, she was the founding director of an innovative online master’s degree for working environmental professionals. Sara enjoys running, yoga, dabbling with art, volunteering for her local community, and exploring the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with her husband, Chris, daughter, Dani, and dog Moxie.

  • Martina Hansen

    Finance Specialist
    B.A., Health Education and Promotion, University of Utah

    Martina was raised in Jackson Hole and returned after college. With two parents who are accountants, she grew up loving numbers and has been involved in accounting for the last 5 years. In addition to crunching numbers she uses her major by teaching a Health and Weight Management course a couple nights a week.

Food Service

  • Karen Norby

    Head Chef
    B.A., Hotel & Restaurant Management, Portland State University
    A.O.S., Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America


    Karen has over 15 years of professional cooking experience, first in Los Angeles and then in Jackson. She has cooked in several different ethnic style restaurants and co-owned a catering company. In Jackson, Karen has worked at Teton Pines, The Granary, Old Yellowstone Garage and Pato Restaurant.

  • Jackson Campus Morning Kitchen Team

    The morning kitchen team, Kat and Lanette, prepare students for an active day with a delicious breakfast and everything to pack a good field lunch.

  • Jackson Campus Evening Kitchen Team

    The evening kitchen team, John & Caroline, serve great dinners, desserts and special treats to students after a day of learning.

Property Management

  • The Property Management Department is responsible for the planning, repair, replacement and operational management of all physical infrastructure and centralized operations across Teton Science Schools. The department’s focus includes high-performance building design, efficient operational management and conceptsof sustainability. The department consists of creative, team oriented professionals dedicated to carrying out the mission of Teton Science Schools: Dirk Kramer, Dusty Reno, Ian Cranston, Matthew Bart, and Sean Baker. They bring a diverse set of education and skills to TSS in the areas of environmental education, mathematics, climatology, wetland delineation, construction, natural sciences and resource management.


Central Reservations

  • Cynthia Millard

    Central Reservations Administrator
    B.S., Outdoor Education/Recreation, University of Illinois
    B.A., Elementary Education, University of Wyoming


    Cynthia came to Jackson in 1979 after teaching two years at a residential outdoor education school in Illinois. Having held many seasonal positions in the Teton area, she joined the business world as a Manager of Consumer Affairs in 1988 for a major corporation. She was able to resign from that position in 2004 and bring her database management skills to Teton Science Schools in April 2005. She is thrilled to again be involved in educating people about the out of doors.

  • Rebecca Gerber

    Central Reservations Administrator
    B.S., Ecology and Environmental Science, University of Maine

    Becca has completed many seasons of field work, including work as an Avian Research Technician for Teton Research Institute. Since then she has worked for Wildlife Expeditions as an administrative assistant and single day program manager. Becca is currently part of central reservations as an Office Administrator. If she is not in the office, you will find Becca in the mountains.

  • Selena Humphreys

    Central Reservations Administrator
    M.Ed., Science Education, University of Washington
    Certificate in Education, Environment and Community, Islandwood's Graduate Program, WA
    B.S., Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut


    Selena grew up exploring the waterways and forests of Maine. Before moving to Jackson Hole in 2005, she worked as a naturalist for the Appalachian Mountain Club and a bird bander for Point Reyes Bird Observatory. She has worked for the Teton Science Schools as an instructor, bird bander, wildlife expeditions guide and field education coordinator. She lives in Victor, Idaho and enjoys hiking, fly fishing, gardening, backcountry skiing, and playing with her dogs.


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