Name: Mark Daluge
Job Title: Assistant Supervisor
Where were you born/raised and what brought you to Teton County?
Madison, WI. Skiing
What has been the most unexpected/difficult part of your job and why?
Learning to fly a drone to spray weeds.
What has been the most rewarding part of your job or a favorite project you’ve been a part of and why?
Cheatgrass. It grows where it is hard to treat and expands extremely rapidly!
If you could influence every adult in Teton County to practice “Play Clean GO”, which habit would you most advocate for and why?
Be sure to clean your camping gear before and after each trip!
If you could change one local or state law related to weed/pest management or natural resource management, which would it be and why?
Stricter penalties for not controlling weeds on private property.
If money and time were no object, what type of project would you like to start, or what kind of tool would you create, for long term weed/pest management/eradication in Teton County and why?
More effective bio controls that would affect all species – providing natural enemies that control and keep weed species in check.
What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
What free time? Two kids keep me busy, but I enjoy anything related to the Wisconsin Badgers.
What motivates you to work hard and why?
Knowing that I’m making a difference protecting uninfested areas from the detrimental effects of invasive species.
What accomplishment are you most proud of and what did it take to make that happen?
Finding a way to make living in Jackson Hole possible. It took and is still taking many sacrifices to make it happen, but well worth it!
Who has been the most influential person in your life and what have they inspired you to do?
My parents. They taught me that with hard work, dedication, persistence, resourcefulness, and creativity, anything is possible.