Teton Science Schools

Educating for a Vibrant World

Administrative Staff

Leadership

  • Chris Agnew

    Executive Director

    B.A., Environmental Education, Western Washington University
    Ed.M., The Harvard Graduate School of Education
                      chris.agnew@tetonscience.org

    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 Educator Development
    Overseeing AmeriCorps, Graduate Program and Teacher Learning Center
    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.

  • 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.mcclennen@journeysschool.org

    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.daley@tetonscience.org


    Patrick is a native of Philadelphia where he spent the last 3 years concurrently earning his Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania while while working there full time fundraising for endowed financial aid gifts and the University's annual fund. Having spent the last 7 years 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, skiing, biking and getting outside to play.

  • Joe Petrick

    Vice President of Field Education
    M.Ed., University of Washington
    Certificate in Education, Environment and Community, Islandwood Graduate Program
    B.A., History and a Virginia Professional Teaching Certificate, University of Mary Washington

                      joe.petrick@tetonscience.org                       

    Joe leads a team of passionate educators who customize field science adventures for groups of all ages. He joined the Teton Science Schools family in the spring of 2007. Prior to Teton Science Schools, Joe worked as an administrator, classroom teacher and outdoor educator in Washington, California, Virginia, Maryland and South Africa. Joe spends his free time exploring the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and traveling to other inspiring locations.

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    Operations

    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.donovan@tetonscience.org

    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.

 

Communications

  • Nick Delmolino

    Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
    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.

  • Shellie Keegan

    Communications Specialist
    B.A., Sociology, Film & Media Minor, Colgate University
    shellie.keegan@tetonscience.org

    Shellie grew up in the valley and returned to Jackson after spending 10 years in Connecticut and New York. She is excited to transfer her work experience from SoundCloud and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to Teton Science Schools, where she participated in Field Education programming throughout elementary and middle school. Shellie is an advocate at the Community Safety Network and enjoys hiking, skiing, fishing and puns.

 

Development

  • 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.kleyman@tetonscience.org

    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.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 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.

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

    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

    Director of Development, Journeys School
    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.

  • Hannah Orcutt

    Development Events and Campaign Coordinator
    B.A. Geography/Environmental Studies, Middlebury College
    hannah.orcutt@tetonscience.org

    Hannah grew up in Maine and moved to the Tetons in 2012 to intern for the Teton Science Schools’ Field Education program. She has worked in a variety of teaching and administrative roles, both at TSS and other local organizations like the Children’s Learning Center and Teton Literacy Center. Most recently, Hannah was the Office Administrator at the Teton Valley Community School, focusing on volunteer management, events, and fundraising. She is excited to use her knowledge of TSS programs in her role on the Development Team. Hannah enjoys trail running, mountain biking, skiing, fly fishing and spending time outside with family, friends, and her two dogs.

     

Finance / Human Resources

  • Rhonda Watson

    Director of Human Resources
    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 transitioned into Human Resources as Teton Science Schools grew and expanded, and she greatly enjoys working to make employees' lives easier so they can focus on providing top-of-the-line programming to participants. Rhonda’s interests include reading, traveling, volunteering with Boy Scouts of America and Teton Literacy Center.

  • Sara Fagan

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

    sara.fagan@tetonscience.org

    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 Director
    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.

  • Suzanne Daniel

    Finance Administrator
    B.S. Business Administration, University of Florida
    suzanne.daniel@tetonscience.org

    Suzanne is excited to join and contribute to the Teton Science School's finance department, bringing accounting experience of over 30 years. Her professional career includes management and all financial functions for an environmental consulting company for 18 years, managing the accounting department of a collections law firm for 5 years, owning her own commercial greenhouse business for 10 years and most recently, processing payroll for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Feeling a deep connection with nature and wildlife, Suzanne can be found somewhere on a hiking trail exploring new areas in warmer weather or cross country skiing and snow shoeing in the winter . . . and photographing our amazing and diverse wildlife.

Food Service

  • John Kemp

    Executive ChefCulinary Arts Certificate, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
    B.A., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

    john.kemp@tetonscience.org

    John's experience includes positions at numerous food service venues in various responsinbilities and capacities since his early twenties. He was the relief chef for the Rockefeller Family Ranch in Jackson, WY.  John was Teton Science Schools Sous prior to becoming Executive Chef. John lives in Wilson, WY and enjoys gardening and restoring vintage camp trailers.

  • 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.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.

  • Rebecca Gerber

    Central Reservations Administrator
    B.S., Ecology and Environmental Science, University of Maine
    becca.gerber@wildlifeexpeditions.org

    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.humphreys@tetonscience.org

    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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