After earning a bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University, Jean pursued a career that reflected her love of the natural world. She worked as an interpretive ranger at Grand Teton National Park and later completed a master’s degree in zoology and physiology from the University of Wyoming.
Jean’s passion for conservation biology led her to work for the National Park Service and United States Forest Service as a field biologist focusing on threatened and endangered species, including the California condor, Southwestern willow flycatcher, Mexican spotted owl, and Colorado River cutthroat trout. She participates in Audubon and Hawk Watch International bird counts throughout the year.
Jean enjoys continuing to explore the wonders of the Yellowstone Ecosystem and working as a guide to share these marvels with Nat Hab travelers.
Praise from Natural Habitat travelers:
"Jean was as good or better than any wildlife guide I have ever been privileged to travel with. Her knowledge, professionalism and personability were top of the line. she ALWAYS was on the lookout for ways to make the trip more enjoyable and safer. I cannot recommend her highly enough!"
"Jean was terrific. She was attuned to each group member's needs and interests and attended to them quietly and effectively. Her knowledge and enthusiasm joined with her great personality to make her a joy to have as our Leader."
"Jean was absolutely fabulous. She was knowledgeable and made sure that she connected with all travelers each day."
Upcoming Adventures with Jean:
Hidden Yellowstone Wildlife Safari
Yellowstone: Ultimate Wolf & Wildlife Safari
Polar Bears of Churchill