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 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 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 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 concurrently earning his Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania 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 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.



    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.

  • Sarah Shea

    Marketing & Communications Specialist
    B.A., Public Relations, The University of Alabama 

    Sarah grew up in Alabama and spent summers in college in Wyoming. After graduating from The University of Alabama and working in public relations in Chicago and Nashville, Sarah found her way back west in 2013 to work full time for Teton Valley Ranch Camp. She is excited to be a part of Teton Science Schools and translate her experience from TVRC. In her free time, Sarah enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and spending time with her dog, Lou. 

  • Shellie Keegan

    Marketing & Communications Specialist
    B.A., Sociology, Film & Media Minor, Colgate University

    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.



  • 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.

  • Hannah Orcutt

    Development Events and Campaign Coordinator
    B.A. Geography/Environmental Studies, Middlebury College

    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.


  • Shaina Lemmon

    Development Administrator
    B.A. Communications & Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Shaina grew up in central Massachusetts and attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After graduating with a degree in Communications & Psychology she began working for the March of Dimes, a national non-profit. Shaina had always wanted to travel west and got the opportunity to visit Jackson in June of 2016. After visiting she knew it was where she wanted to be and made the move the following winter after finding a development position at the Teton Science Schools in Jackson. She is excited to be a part of the team and is looking forward to learning as much as possible and growing as person. She enjoys hiking, snowboarding, running, biking and kayaking.

Finance / Human Resources

  • Mike Witherite

    Chief Financial Officer
    Bachelors of Business Administration & Finance, Westminster College

    After growing up in Texas, Mike moved to the Tetons in 2000 to spend time on the rivers, trails and ski slopes. Twenty years of private sector experience in the hospitality industry, coupled with working in the startup industry, has prepared Mike to help lead the entrepreneurial spirit that exists at Teton Science Schools. Mike brings a history of analytics, forecasting and straight forward communication and believes in applying for profit business principles to expand an organizations mission impact. 

  • Rhonda Watson

    Director of Human Resources
    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 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.

  • Martina Hansen

    Finance Director
    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.

  • Suzanne Daniel

    Finance Administrator
    B.S. Business Administration, University of Florida

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


    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.

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, 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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