TCSAR

About Us

Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR) was started in 1993 to provide vital search and rescue services to Teton County and surrounding areas. Volunteers are expected to be ready to respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Since its inception, TCSAR volunteers have spent thousands of hours honing their skills in all areas of rescue procedures including:

  • Swift Water Rescue
  • Avalanche Rescue
  • Cave Rescue
  • Downed Aircraft ELT Tracking
  • Navigation
  • Lost Person Search
  • Helicopter Operations
  • High Angle Rescue
  • Wilderness Emergency Medicine and Patient Evacuation
  • Backcountry Skiing and Snowmobile Rescue

Operations Volunteers & Board Members

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    Terri Romanowski

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    Terri Romanowski

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    Galen Parke

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    Galen Parke

    Member since 2010

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: skiing, hiking, mountain biking

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: civil engineering and volunteer ski patrol

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: Knife

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    Aric Ratcliff

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    Aric Ratcliff

    Member since 2010

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: Skiing, Snowboarding, Climbing

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: with my girls, in GTNP

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: compass

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    Chris Leigh

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    Chris Leigh

    Member since 2010

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: Mountain Biking, backcountry skiing, reviewing avalanche accidents for lessons learned

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: spending time with my wife and pets

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: whistle

  5. Ryan Talermo

    Ryan Talermo

    Ryan Talermo

    Ryan Talermo

    Member since 2010

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: skiing, kayaking, greater area knowledge

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: riding a desk or enjoying seasonal activities

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: brain

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    Cody Lockhart

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    Cody Lockhart

    Member since 2010

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: skiing, kayaking, climbing

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: my garden

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: socks

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    Ethan Lobdell

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    Ethan Lobdell

    Member since 2010

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: Skiing, High Angle, Training

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: Teaching

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: Extra Layers

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    Scott Stolte
    Board Member

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    Scott Stolte - Board Member

    Member since 2007

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: BC Skiing, Wilderness Travel, River

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: powder, fishing, single track and Family

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: TP

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    Alex Norton

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    Alex Norton

    Member since 2007

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    Ed Fries
    Board Member

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    Ed Fries - Board Member

    Member since 2007

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: skiing, kayaking, camping

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: walking the dogs

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: extra clothes

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    Will Smith

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    Will Smith

    Member since 2005

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: helping people in remote environment, team training

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: working in the ER, with my family, on the road teaching

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: headlamp

  12. Albert Wheeler

    Albert Wheeler
    Board Member

    Albert Wheeler

    Albert Wheeler - Board Member

    Member since 2007

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: Short Haul, Skiing, High Angle Rescue

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: with my family outside

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: whistle

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    Robb Sgroi

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    Robb Sgroi

    Member since 2005

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: Alpine Touring, Road Biking, Chess

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: at Teton Conservation District. Working on Masters

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: sense of purpose

  14. Jon Wiedie

    Jon Wiedie

    Jon Wiedie

    Jon Wiedie

    Member since 2005

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: medical training, avy training, being part of a great team

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: running rivers, plotting the next adventure

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: headlamp

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    Nate Fuller

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    Nate Fuller

    Member since 2005

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: Skiing, Climbing, Kayaking

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: Alaska

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: Headlamp

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    Chris Stiehl

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    Chris Stiehl

    Member since 2000

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: Skiing, Alpine Climbing, Rafting/Fishing

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: Working, ON the River, In the Mountains

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: Headlamp

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    Darin Martens

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    Darin Martens

    Member since 2000

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: Swiftwater, Skiing, Ops

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: River Rafting, Skiing, House Remodeling

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: Gerber Multi-Tool

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    Tim Cully

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    Tim Cully

    Member since 1993

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: Skiing, Hiking, Float Fishing

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: On the River

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: Weatherproof Matches

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    Mike Estes

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    Mike Estes

    Member since 1993

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: Skiing, Snowmobiling

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: Home with my kids and at work

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: tin of dermatone

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    Tim Ciocarlan
    Board Member

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    Tim Ciocarlan - Board Member

    Member since 1993

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: skiing, playing in the backcountry, flying

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: flying, fishing, working, running, biking

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: That thing on top of my shoulders

  21. Brendan McDermot

    Brendan McDermot

    Brendan McDermot

    Brendan McDermot

    Member since 2001

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: avalanche rescue, managing searches

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: With my daughter, trail running, backcountry skiing

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: headlamp

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    Ryan Combs

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    Ryan Combs

    Member since 2010

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: backcountry skiing, floating the Snake River & hiking

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: With my 10 month old daughter. I look forward to showing her all Jackson has to offer!

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: A phone!

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    Mike Nelson
    Board Member

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    Mike Nelson - Board Member

    Member since 2004

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: Rope rescue, short haul, caving

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: In the woods/mountains/rivers

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: Backpack

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    Eric Helgoth

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    Eric Helgoth

    Member since 2004

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: Skiing/ snowboarding, snow mobile, finding lost people and bringing them home..

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: Work, Mountain biking, Photography

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: sense of humor! at 3 am when it's cold and snowing heavy wet flakes, you're gonna need it!

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    Jennifer Sparks

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    Jennifer Sparks

    Member since 1998

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: skiing, schlepping gear, hiking

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: hanging with my family, Skiing, running, working, drinking coffee.

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: headlamp, extra gloves, hand warmers

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    Jamie Yount

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    Jamie Yount

    Member since 2007

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: Rock Climbing, Skiing, Whitewater Kayaking

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: WTDOT'ing

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: Really bright headlamp

  27. Mike Moyer

    Mike Moyer

    Mike Moyer

    Mike Moyer

    Member since 1993

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: Skiing, hiking, time on or around the water.

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: Firefighter/paramedic with Fire/EMS, time with my family, involved at church.

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: A small headlamp, you never know how long you might be out. (and my iPhone:)

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    Ryan Zalta

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    Ryan Zalta

    Member since 2011

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: Skiing, Climbing, Fishing

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: When not paying the bills I can be found in the Mountains

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: St. Bernard - Patron Saint of Skiers and Alpinists

  29. Carol Viau

    Carol Viau
    Board Member

    Carol Viau

    Carol Viau - Board Member

    Member since 2000

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: climbing, backcountry skiing, mtn biking

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: in the mountains or working (aspen travel/jh ski patrol)

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: clif shots (gu)

  30. Ted Kyle

    Ted Kyle

    Ted Kyle

    Ted Kyle

    Member since 2001

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: BC Skiing, caving, Floating the river

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: Home office and with my family

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: headlamp

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    Jacob Urban

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    Jacob Urban

    Member since 2010

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: Ski Touring, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: Teaching Outdoor Education for Central Wyoming College

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: 2 Headlamps

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    Stephanie Thomas

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    Stephanie Thomas

    Member since 2007

    Top Three TCSAR-related activites: Trail running, mountain biking, backcountry skiing

    When I'm not TCSAR-ing: With my family

    One thing I always bring on a rescue: Blue leatherman

Foundation Board Members

Brian Cousins, President

Bill Hoglund, Vice President

Missy Falcey, Secretary

Ned Jannotta, Treasurer

Ed Fries

Brendan McDermott

Alex Norton

Shelley Simonton

Richard Spencer

Rich Sugden

Jim Whalen

Stephanie Thomas, Executive Director

This note cannot begin to express my appreciation for your kind and competent assistance.

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