Wildlife Expeditions

Our Guides

Meet Our Guides

No matter which Jackson Hole wildlife tour you choose, you will be accompanied by one of our outstanding guides. Our guides are experienced naturalists with a shared passion for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. As part of Teton Science Schools, Wildlife Expeditions believes in connecting visitors to this special ecosystem through education. Our guides will share their knowledge on local ecology, history, biology and botany and welcome any questions you may have about the area. All of our guides are experts at locating wild animals and know where to search for animals. Wildlife sightings vary from tour to tour, but we guarantee you will learn something new!

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Kevin Taylor

Faculty

Kevin Taylor

Faculty

Favorite Animal in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Coyote

Kevin Taylor has been part of the Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools team since 2002. Kevin has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Masters of Science in Botany.  His biological research experience includes several wildlife research projects, as well as mapping distribution of rare plant species and the effects of global climate change on mountain plants.  He believes that it is critical to include modern humans when discussing natural history and ecology, and he studies and teaches ethnobotany and ethnozoology.  Hunting, gathering, gardening, raising chickens and bees, and constantly performing ethnological experiments in Jackson Hole allow Kevin to become increasingly intimate with the ecology of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and interpret the human history of the GYE with a hands-on perspective.

Roger Crafts

Guide

Roger Crafts

Guide

Hometown: Providence RI and Boston MA
Favorite Animal in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Wolverine

Roger grew up in New England, attended college in the mid-west, and lived for 25 years in the Seattle area. He fell in love with the greater Yellowstone ecosystem in his early 20s and has finally made it back to fully enjoy it! Along with his guiding, he is a remodel contractor and an avid skier.

Grace Lemen

Guide

Grace Lemen

Guide

Hometown: Madison, IN
Favorite Animal in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Bison

David Buth

Guide

David Buth

Guide

Hometown: Jackson, WY
Favorite Animal in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Pika

Casey Keeley

Guide

Casey Keeley

Guide

Hometown: Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
Favorite Animal in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Red Tail Hawk

Bobby Pfeiffer

Lead Guide

Bobby Pfeiffer

Lead Guide

Hometown: Hamilton, NJ
Favorite animal in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: River Otter

Bobby grew up in Hamilton, New Jersey. He attended Rutgers University and obtained an Animal Science degree with a focus on animal behavior. After school Bobby served as a Biologist at Adventure Aquarium outside of Philadelphia. It was there he discovered his passion for education. Since 2013 Bobby has travelled around the West Coast exploring a variety of ecological education opportunities. He spent four years guiding kayak tours and working as a naturalist on whale watch boats. He also worked as an outdoor educator in the mountains of California and at Teton Science Schools before joining the Wildlife Expeditions team.

Mike Rowell

Mike Rowell

Lead Guide

Mike Rowell

Lead Guide

Hometown: Buchanan, Georgia

Favorite animal in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Pine Marten

Mike grew up on a farm near Buchanan, Georgia where his family raised livestock, corn, soybeans, and pine timber. Recognizing the value and importance of the natural world at an early age, he developed a strong interest in natural resource conservation which led to a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Louisiana Tech University, and a Master of Science in Wildlife Science from Utah State University. In graduate school Mike performed research on mammalian carnivore communities where his study subjects were coyotes and striped skunks in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and then pine martens in Yellowstone National Park, his favorite wildlife species. Mike has worked as a professional wildlife biologist in the western U.S. since 1994. This includes three years as a part-time Guide for Wildlife Expeditions (2009 through 2011). He is excited to now have a full-time opportunity to share his passion for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Jean Otto

Client Experience Director – Registration

Jean Otto

Client Experience Director – Registration

Tyler Griffin

Lead Guide

Tyler Griffin

Lead Guide

Hometown: Waterford, CT

Favorite animal in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: American Pine Marten

Tyler grew up on the East Coast and earned a degree in Environmental Science from Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. There, he spent most of his weekends exploring the White Mountains and making maple syrup. Not long after, he moved to Jackson, WY to be surrounded by mountains, national parks and wildlife. He quickly developed a passion for teaching others about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. He served in the Peace Corps from 2015-2017 as an Environmental Volunteer in Malawi, Africa. During his time there, he taught sustainable agriculture, home gardening techniques and natural resource conservation. After returning to the states, he continued guiding in the GYE in hopes of sharing his appreciation of the natural world with others.

Outdoor Guide Certification
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