Naturalist Staff at Spring Creek Ranch
Phoebe Stoner ‐ Program Director
Bio coming soon!
Doug Johnston ‐ Naturalist
Doug returns to the Tetons for his 18th year in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. As a former Yellowstone Park Ranger and retired history teacher he brings a unique perspective to his role as a naturalist for Spring Creek Ranch. A keen wildlife observer and a gifted story teller, he is at his best when sharing the natural world with guests. He is an avid hiker, cyclist, and nordic skier. Whether talking about a Grand Teton climb, one of his four winters at Old Faithful, or the grizzly bear chasing the elk calf, guests will enjoy learning about the natural history of the parks with Doug.
Louise Lasley ‐ Naturalist
A geologist with both field and academic experience, Louise Lasley's years in the Jackson Hole area have provided her a broad range of experience. However she has treasured her opportunities to share knowledge of the valley's wildlife, history and geology the most. Prior to joining the Naturalist staff at Spring Creek, Lasley spent ten years working directly on conservation issues in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. At Spring Creek, Lasley thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to take both her knowledge and skills in a new direction by providing the possibility for visitors and residents to learn of the diverse components of the local ecosystem that make Jackson Hole so special.
Kenny Haden ‐ Naturalist
Kenny has always had a passion for exploring the outdoors and understanding natural processes. Early work included ridge-running on the Appalachian Trail, instructing skiing, climbing and caving at Colgate University, and guiding wilderness trips in various locales throughout the United States. Kenny has worked as a high school teacher for the past nine years, teaching in nearly every academic department during that time. A desire to advance as both a teacher and a naturalist led him to the Teton Science Schools Graduate Program in Field Science Teaching, which he completed in 2009. With backpacking, climbing and skiing as a backdrop, Kenny has explored the biology, geology and snow science of the Teton Range since then.