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Sharon Smitherman

Sharon Smitherman

“The BTNF belongs to the public, but often the average citizen just doesn’t know what they should have with them. You can hike in flip-flops, but that doesn’t make it…

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Madison Rose Ostergren

“Inclusive and creative; open, loving, sharing.” —Madison Ostergren’s vision for the future of outdoor recreation. BFF of the BTNF Athlete Ambassador and Content Creator Madison Ostergren’s introduction to the Bridger-Teton…

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Dina Mishev

Communications and outreach liaison Dina Mishev moved to Jackson Hole because of the Tetons. She’s stayed for 20+ years because of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. “I love adventuring in the…

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Gene Palos

Retired from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department after 34 years, Gene Palos is the Blackrock District Wildlife Ambassador, a position that is instrumental in keeping wildlife and humans around Togwotee…

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Bill Baehr & Sandy Cabral

Bill Baehr and Sandy Cabral are the original Ambassadors; they started as the Camping Ambassadors at Toppings/Spread Creek in 2017. Previously, Bill worked as a wrangler guide at Triangle X…

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Jules Butler & Chris MacMillan

Jules Butler and her husband Chris MacMillan are Campground Ambassadors at Curtis Canyon. Jules, a native of Connecticut, moved to Jackson Hole in 2014 (after 20 years of being an…

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Randy Roberts

BTNF Trail Ambassador Randy Roberts moved to Jackson in 1977 and taught elementary school for 30 years. He was a founding board member of Friends of Pathways, a nonprofit that…

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Christopher & Liz Pipes

Christopher and Liz Pipes were Campground Ambassadors on Shadow Mountain for several seasons. When they weren’t helping the BTNF,  the fourth generation Floridians traveled the country camping and RVing. They’ve…

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Cyndi Bardman

“Raising my three daughters with the BTNF as their backyard has given them a great appreciation for what the vast outdoors has to offer and has taught them to be…

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Steve Markason

In 1991 Steve Markason had just graduated from forestry school in Syracuse, New York and couldn’t find paid work, “so I got a volunteer position,” he says. That volunteer position…

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We acknowledge with respect that our facilities are situated on the aboriginal land of the Shoshone Bannock. Eastern Shoshone. Northern Arapaho. Crow. Assiniboine. Sioux. Gros Ventre. Nez Perce.

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