WyAEE Board of Directors

Susan McGuire – President

Susan has been involved in environmental education for over 30 years. She taught biology courses at Central College in Iowa; then worked at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science where she managed the museum’s education department, including an off-site environmental education center, and the exhibits department. Susan also served as the director of education at the Teton Science School. Currently, Susan does consulting work with nonprofits, specializing in environmental and non-formal education, and mentors graduate students in environmental education at Prescott College, AZ. She was one of the founders of the Environmental Education Association for New Mexico and has served on the board of the Wyoming Alliance for Environmental Education since 1999. She also serves as secretary on the board of directors of NAAEE.

Dr. Samuel Singer – Treasurer

Sam is the executive director of Wyoming Stargazing, a nonprofit organization based in Jackson, Wyoming. He is also currently a pre-school teacher for the Children’s Learning Center in Jackson. Over the past decade, Samuel worked as an outdoor educator while he pursued his masters and doctoral work at the University of Wyoming and the Teton Science Schools. Before that he earned a B.A. in physics and astronomy from Hampshire College. While originally from California, he has lived all of over the county and now feels like Wyoming is home. In his spare time he enjoys back country skiing, hiking, rock climbing.

Dusty Downey – Director at Large

Dusty is a Senior Regional Community Naturalist and Education Manager for Audubon Rockies. He was born and raised on a ranch in northeast Wyoming and graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. His diverse work background includes being an Instructor for the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS, ground fish observer in Alaska’s Bering Sea, biological technician for the U.S. Forest Service in the Greater Yellowstone, and marine biology instructor on Catalina Island. Before coming to Audubon in 2005, Dusty was also involved with the direction and coordination of education programs at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium and served as the Education Coordinator of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve in Woodland, CA.

Taylor Philips– Director at Large

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