term expires 2017
Teal grew up in a far-away land called Mississippi where there were no snow-capped mountains and cool emerald seas (but lots of cool vertebrates and people). He remedied this situation by moving to The Pacific Northwest to pursue a degree in Biology from the University of Washington and later a Masters of Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College. For the past 10 plus years he has enjoyed working in numerous natural resource management agencies, museums, non-profits, and also washing dishes and riding his bicycle for money. Currently he holds s position with the USFWS in Lacey, Washington and shares his days gallivanting around the South Puget Sound with his offspring, Hudson and Leif, and his lovely wife, Sheila. Teal’s first involvement with SNVB was the 2007 annual meeting in Victoria. As president he hopes to help the ongoing growth, advancement, and enjoyment of SNVB.