Sharon Mader, Grand Teton Senior Program Manager
Sharon joined NPCA in July 2007. She works primarily within the Jackson Hole area as an advocate for the protection of Grand Teton’s outstanding natural and historic resources, and to promote NPCA’s national strategic priorities in Wyoming. Sharon has more than eighteen years of conservation experience in the Rocky Mountain West. Sharon’s first professional job was working as a park ranger/naturalist in Grand Teton National Park.
In 2007, Sharon received an M.S. degree in environmental policy from the University of Montana, and was certified in Natural Resource Conflict Resolution through the UM School of Law. She received a Wyss Foundation Fellowship for her graduate work, which focused on preserving the historic pronghorn antelope migration from southwest Wyoming into Grand Teton National Park.
Prior to graduate school, Sharon worked as Executive Director for the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation, whose project-based work focused on reducing wildlife/vehicle collisions by identifying and protecting wildlife crossing areas, removing and altering fences that interfered with wildlife movements, and burying electric power lines that were obstructing flyways.
In 1990, Sharon joined the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, a non-profit conservation group focused on private and public land use planning initiatives. That work led to the creation of Teton County’s first comprehensive land use plan, which incorporated planning and zoning provisions that protected the wildlife, habitat and scenic resources within the valley. Her work included community outreach, media relations, strategic planning, coalition building and development.
Prior to moving to Wyoming in the 1980’s, Sharon worked for the N.J. Department of Agriculture, serving as government liaison between three State departments and the private sector to facilitate communications and initiate projects to promote the State’s equine industry. The successful culmination of that work was the completion of the Horse Park of New Jersey.
Sharon earned her B.S. degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University in 1984. She is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and completed a four-month wilderness course in the Rocky Mountains.
Meghan Quinn, Development Coordinator
Meghan joins the Grand Teton Field Office as the Development Coordinator. Meghan graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in Political Science. She started her own software business at 23 years old and sold it three years later, enabling her to travel the world.
After traveling around the world for 4 years, Meghan returned to Jackson Hole because of the beauty it has to offer through the parks. She has spent a great deal of time in both Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone.
When Meghan moved to Jackson Hole, Meghan worked with The Wildlife Conservation Society as a Development Officer for the Greater Yellowstone Region. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) saves wildlife and wild lands through science, international conservation, and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by Bronx Zoo.
In 2007, Meghan launched Sage Consulting, a comprehensive fundraising and event management services company working with non-profit and for-profit organizations in 2007. Meghan has created innovative fundraising strategies and has managed large multi-day and multi-faceted events.
Meghan is a graduate of Leadership Jackson Hole, a Wyoming Volunteer Firefighter and an ultramarathon runner. She is featured in the upcoming book, “The Finding Forty Project”, a photographic and narrative journey to 40 domestic and international destinations, examining what it means to be 40 years old to a diverse set of women.
GRAND TETON FIELD OFFICE
Sharon Mader, Senior Program Manager
PO Box 1173
Jackson, WY 83001