Every great organization has great leadership and in this posting I am delighted to introduce you to the Steering Committee of the Teton Photography Group. As the organization evolved in the early months of 2013 we discussed a formal not-for-profit structure with by-laws and several committees to carry out the Group’s business. After significant thought and the partnership with the Art Association of Jackson Hole, we agreed that an informal structure with a single steering committee was a more efficient way to start the organization. The Steering Committee is responsible for program planning, membership, group activities, and general organizational planning for the TPG. The members of the Steering Committee are volunteers who agreed to give of their time to get the Group up and running and follow the mission and vision of the organization. The current members of the charter Steering Committee are listed below:
Mike is an MIT PhD who retired from GE R&D in 2000 as a manager of a laboratory doing research in power electronics. Since then he has served as president of the IEEE , worked as a consultant in energy related power conversion. At present Mike has been pursuing his hobbies of astronomy and photography as well as traveling on two “trips of a lifetime” each year. Mike has combined his hobbies of astronomy and photography and is taking astro photographs using his 6” and 14” telescopes in Wyoming.
Mike is now a resident of Wyoming and he and his wife, Virginia, split their time, when not traveling, between homes in the Adirondacks and Jackson Hole WY. They enjoy sailing, hiking and camping, and skiing. Mike has given talks on a number of topics in astronomy and cosmology to groups in NY including Paul Smiths college, GE Global Research, and the Astronomy and Geology clubs in Jackson Hole. He also gives talks on Virginia and his travels and adventures, most recently of trips to Everest base camp, Spitzbergen and Antarctica.
His website is: www.MichaelAdler.photostockplus.com
Michael is a winter resident of Jackson Hole and loves all the photographic opportunities here. Michael was an active participant in the pre-organizational work for the TPG. He has been shooting since he was a kid but took a 25 year hiatus in the middle. “Everyone tells me that I should be here in the summer, but I live on a boat off the coast of Maine in the summer and you’re invited!”
His website is: www.MSCPix.com
Fereshte Faustini started photography while a student at the University of Warwick in the UK. After she graduated she spent many years working as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. As a result of her passion for landscape photography she traded life behind a computer for life behind a camera. Today, Fereshte travels throughout the Western States taking photographs of some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes mother nature has to offer. Fereshte currently resides near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This enables her to be close to two of America’s pristine National Parks (Grand Teton and Yellowstone).
Her website is: http://sensor19.com
Nature photography is her passion and there’s no better day for her than being out with her camera to capture an amazing landscape or an exciting, fun look at wildlife. She especially loves sharing her work with others in hopes it will help raise awareness of the magnificence and importance of wildlife and wild places to the human soul, thus helping to preserve and protect them for the future. Barbara was an active participant in the pre-organizational work for the TPG.
Her website is: www.BarbaraHaytonPhotography.com
Tenley Thompson is a wildlife and landscape photographer out of Jackson Wyoming. She specializes in rare wildlife portraits and aerial photography. Her work as a wildlife guide, wildlife biologist and artist inspire her love for photographing the wilderness of the west. Most of her work centers on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and it is her hope that her images will inspire a great love for one of the most amazing places on earth.
Her website is: www.tenleythompsonphotography.
Mike Cavaroc is the creator, designer, and webmaster for the TPG website and our social media sites. Mike was an active participant in the pre-organizational work for the TPG. He is a designer and artist by training and a wildlife and nature photographer living in Kelly, Wyoming, specializing in predators and night photography. He is an award-winning photographer who has been published both locally and nationally. As Webmaster, Mike is an ex officio member of the Steering Committee.
His website is: www.FreeRoamingPhotography.com
Loren is a retired academic and educator who has chosen to pursue his dream of wildlife and nature photography from Jackson Hole. He has traveled the world in his academic life and held several leadership positions in regional, national and international organizations. During a previous “retirement” he and his wife, Nancy, sailed and lived aboard their catamaran, Feng Shui, and cruised the Caribbean for almost six years. He has had a camera close by since he was a pre-teenager and for the last 14 years has upgraded through several generations of digital equipment. He settled in Jackson in November 2012 after two years of visiting national parks and public lands in the US and Canada by RV. He is the current ‘leader’ of the Steering Committee.
His website is: www.NaturalPhotographyJackson.com
Please contact any of the Steering Committee members with comments, suggestions, and ideas to improve our programs and our organization. Our email address is: TetonPhotoGroup@gmail.com.