Meet The Staff

Bridget Mullen RN

Bridget grew up in Pittsburgh PA. After graduating from nursing school in 1986 she moved out west living in Denver for 3 years working in the areas of neurotrauma and ICU at Swedish Medical Center. Then a need for change resulted in 3 years working as a traveling nurse in various areas of nursing traveling the US. In 1991 she moved to San Francisco where she worked as an oncology nurse at Stanford Medical Center. The love of the mountains and skiing brought her to Jackson in 1998.

Kate Hayden

Kate made her way out west from Madison, Wisconsin, after receiving her Bachelors in Nursing at Winona State University, MN.  She quickly fell in love with the Teton range, hiking and the tight-knit community feel of Jackson.  She spent several years in the hospitality industry as a concierge, developing a love for travel and fine dining.  In her free time you can find her hiking, golfing, cross country skiing or entertaining her nephews. 

Matt DeKens

Matt came to Jackson in 2015 and joined our practice in 2017.  He is originally from Johnson, Vermont, graduating with a bachelors degree in outdoor leadership and adventure education.  His love for the mountains and nagging of his parents led him to Jackson to “get a real job”.  In addition to being our surgical assistant, Matt is a ski patroller at Snow King resort and has been certified as a wilderness first responder.  He  maintains avalanche awareness levels 1 and 2.  He is working on his outdoor emergency technician , instructor level certification.

Sarah Alstrand

Sarah is another Vermonter, originally from Warren.  She received a Bachelors of Science from Johnson State in 2015 and after working in the ski industry for a few years, moved to Jackson Hole.  Sarah is interested in pursuing a degree in nursing as well as being a surgical assistant at Teton Oral an Maxillofacial Surgery.  She loves the mountains and great outdoors.  When she is not working, you can find her hiking or snowboarding.



Valentino joined the office in the winter of 2012. His is appropriately named for his loving nature and enjoys spending his days being scratched and rolling around the waiting area where he greets our patients.