Administrative Staff

Leadership


  • Scott Ferguson

    Executive Director

    B.A., History of Science, Harvard University
    M.B.A., European Institue of Business Administration (INSEAD)

    scott.ferguson@tetonscience.org
     

    After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, Scott completed a B.A. in the History of Science at Harvard. Ferguson then taught high school math and science in Massachusetts and abroad on the island of Malta. He went on to complete an MBA at INSEAD, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious graduate business schools.

    He joined the Computer Sciences Corporation in Boston and Brussels in 1981. With colleagues he began a management training and consulting company in Brussels and Paris. He then joined the World Bank Group in 1992 as an Investment Officer, working on private sector development projects in Southeast Asia, the South Pacific, and French West Africa.  He left the Bank in 1996 to head a venture capital firm in Croatia.

    After subsequently working as CFO and Director of Strategy for a consumer goods company and a medical services company in Europe, he joined CIMMYT (Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo) in Mexico in 2009 as Deputy Director General, where he worked to increase food availability in developing countries.

  • 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 Information Technology

    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

    A native of Austin, Texas, Todd graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and upon graduation, worked for several years in the commercial construction and insurance industries.  From 2002 – 2006, he served on active duty as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, including a combat tour in Iraq and participation in Operation Unified Assistance (Indonesia Tsunami Relief).  Upon his return to Austin, Todd joined Strategic Forecasting, Inc., where he served as Chief of Staff and Vice President of Corporate Relations.  Recalled to active duty military service in 2007, Todd returned to Iraq as a 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.  During his tenure as CEO, Explore Austin received several awards, including the 2009 "Learning in Action Award" from Greenlights for Nonprofit Success and the 2011 John Covert Watson award for "Vision" from the Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin.

    Todd transitioned back to the for-profit sector in October 2012, joining AQUILA Commercial, a full-service commercial real estate firm in Austin. As President of AQUILA Commercial, Todd lead the company’s day-to-day operations and business development.  During his tenure, AQUILA was named one of Austin’s top 10 “Best Places to Work” and among Austin’s “Fast 50” companies (mid-size).

    Todd is a member of the Board of Directors of Explore Austin, as well as several other Austin area nonprofits.  He sits on the Board of Directors of 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 a member of The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Council. He is the 2012 winner of the Austin Under 40 Award (Youth & Education Category), is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and is an Outward Bound instructor.  As a public speaker and emcee, he has given numerous talks on Leadership, Service, Following your passion(s), Mentoring, Military and Outdoor Adventure.

 

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 enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking with his dogs and kayaking.

 

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.

  • Rebecca Creighton

    Development Administrator

    B.A., Political Science and Canadian Studies, University of Vermont
    rebecca.creighton@tetonscience.org

    Rebecca (Becca) moved to Jackson from her native Rhode Island in 2009 and joined TSS in June of that year. After years of volunteering for various organizations, she is thrilled to be working for a non-profit and loves working in Development. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her dog, and playing roller derby.

  • 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.