Teton Science Schools

Educating for a Vibrant World

Administrative Staff

Leadership

  • Amy Williams

    Interim Executive Director

    MBA, University of Chicago
    B.A., Economics/Finance, University of Chicago

    amy.williams@tetonscience.org

    Amy began her professional career as a financial officer at First Chicago Corporation. She then served as a project finance officer for Middle South Utilities (now Entergy), and a municipal finance underwriter for Dain Bosworth before joining McKinsey & Company as a management consultant.  She joined USF&G Insurance as SVP – Strategic Planning, and later as SVP – Human Resources, becoming part of the turnaround management team in 1992.  Later, she and her husband, Scott, started the Chicago office of the consulting firm, Mitchell Madison Group, where she specialized in corporate strategy and merger integrations.  She joined Allstate Insurance Company in 1999, serving as head of Corporate Strategy and Planning until 2005 when she retired to spend more time with her family. 

    Amy served as a Board Director for AvalonBay Communities, Inc., a multi-family apartment REIT from 2001 – 2009.  In addition to her work with Teton Science Schools, she and her husband are actively involved with the Wyoming Land Trust and the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.

  • April Landale

    Associate Executive Director
    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.landale@tetonscience.org

    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 Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer
    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.

  • Doug Wachob, Ph.D.

    Associate Executive Director
    Overseeing Conservation Research Center, Advancement and Property Management
    Ph.D. and M.S., Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming
    B.S., University of Minnesota
                      
    doug.wachob@tetonscience.org

    Doug has been Graduate Faculty, Dean of Academics and Director of the Conservation Research Center at Teton Science Schools. He was recently the Director of Conservation for the Alaska Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. His academic background is in wildlife ecology with an emphasis on the ecology of human dominated landscapes. He was an award winning instructor at the University of Wyoming. Doug's career has focused on conservation and educating people about the natural world because of his passion for seeing people learn about science, wild landscapes and wildlife. He is an avid outdoors person with strong interests in outdoor recreation including cross-country skiing, backpacking, hiking, hunting, and wilderness.

  • Nate McClennen

    Head of School and Associate Executive Director
    Overseeing Journeys School and Innovation
    M.S., Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Graduate Program of Teton Science Schools
                      B.A., Biochemistry, Bowdoin College

                      nate.mcclennen@journeysschool.org

    Nate was part of the founding faculty at Journeys School in 2001 and was appointed Head of School in 2006. 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 within the Pacific Northwest and led the Journeys School through both Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools and International Baccalaureate accreditations. Nate worked with an independent school in Central America in the winter of 2011-12 to support classroom instruction and administrative leadership. Nate's areas of interest include math/science teaching, technology, instructional coaching, curriculum planning and leadership. He has served on the board of Jackson Community Recycling and enjoys spending time outside with his wife and two children.

  • Todd Hanna

    Director of Sales and Marketing
    Overseeing Development, Marketing & Communications, Wildlife Expeditions and Information Technology
    B.A., Univeristy of Texas at Austin
                      todd.hanna@tetonscience.org

    An Austin native, Todd has served two periods of active duty as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, including a combat tour in Iraq, participation in Operation Unified Assistance (Indonesia Tsunami Relief), and  a role as Marine Advisor to the Iraqi Military in Al Anbar Province. He returned to Austin in 2008 and became President/CEO of Explore Austin, a 6-year program designed to change the lives of underserved youth through mentoring and outdoor adventure.  His tenure was well lauded around Austin.  

    In 2012 Todd joined AQUILA Commercial, a full-service commercial real estate firm in Austin. Todd is a member of the Board of Directors of Explore Austin, Trinity Episcopal School, The American Red Cross of Central Texas,  Songwriting With: Soldiers, and Aware Awake Alive. In addition, he serves as the Co-Chairman of the Children In Nature Collaborative of Austin and is a member of The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Council. 

 

Communications

  • David Watson

    Public Relations Coordinator
    B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Michigan State University
    david.watson@tetonscience.org

    David spent his first six years as Teton Science Schools’ Development Director, then directed Wildlife Expeditions for 5 years, he now draws upon his biological and educational experiences in South Carolina, Alaska and Wyoming to guide Teton Science Schools’ growth and marketing initiatives. David also loves to travel and explore the outdoors with his wife and three children.

  • Nick Delmolino

    Communications Coordinator
    B.A., Sociology, Western New England University
    nick.delmolino@tetonscience.org

    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.maddex@tetonscience.org

    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.

  • Taryn Asmus

    Office & Communications Assistant
    Bachelor of Fine Arts. Studio Art/Art Education, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
    taryn.asmus@tetonscience.org

    Born and raised in Texas, Taryn headed for Port Angeles, Washington after college graduation and worked for Peninsula Community College as a Program Assistant in the Adult Basic Education Department. Her love of the outdoor world and customer service brought her to Jackson and to the Teton Science Schools. In her free time, Taryn enjoys all things outdoors, good music, cooking yummy food, and creating great memories with her husband, Ben, and their dog, Banjo.

 

Development

  • Emily Curran

    Development Officer
    M.B.A, Walden University
    B.S., Resource Management - Environmental Education/Interpretation, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
                      emily.curran@tetonscience.org

    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 had various positions with Teton Science Schools, including time at the Kelly Campus, Wildlife Expeditions and Jackson Campus. She is currently a member of the Development team and using her experience in these program areas to reach donors. Her other passions include traveling, fly-fishing, reading, volunteering for PAWS, and playing roller derby.

  • Maura Bushior

    Development Administrator
    B.A., English Communications, Salve Regina University
    maura.bushior@tetonscience.org

    In the late winter of 2011, 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 and Events
    B.A., Psychology, Georgetown University
    alexandra.morley@tetonscience.org
     
    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 Manager
    M.S.Ed, Educational Leadership, University of New England
    B.A., Elementary Education, Michigan State University

    rhonda.watson@tetonscience.org

    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.

  • Martina Hansen

    Finance Assistant
    B.A., Health Education and Promotion, University of Utah
    martina.hansen@tetonscience.org

    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.

  • Jessica Cromp

    Finance Assistant
    B.S., Parks,Recreation and Eco-tourism, Ohio State University
    jessica.cromp@tetonscience.org

    Jessica comes to the Teton Science Schools from Yellowstone National Park, Resource Management division. Since her early days, Jessica developed a love of the outdoors and has enjoyed the opportunity to bring that passion to TSS. In her down time she enjoys reading, hiking, travel and astronomy.

Food Service

  • Karen Norby

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

    karen.norby@tetonscience.org

    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.

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: Dusty Reno, David Schuler, Matthew Bart, Sean Baker and Shawn Remis. 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.

 

Registration

  • Judy Herman

    Kelly Campus Registrar
    South Dakota State University, majored in Bacteriology
    judy.herman@tetonscience.org

    Judy came to Jackson in 1979 and began working at Teton Science Schools in 1989. Her former occupations range from the ordinary—waitress, cleaning lady, librarian—to the more unusual: herb tea mixer, quality control inspector and production assistant on commercials and movie sets.

  • Cynthia Millard

    Registrar
    B.S., Outdoor Education/Recreation, University of Illinois
    B.A., Elementary Education, University of Wyoming

    cynthia.millard@tetonscience.org

    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.


 

 
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