Industry Press Release

Teton Gravity Research Bolsters Executive Team


Jackson Hole, WY (January 22, 2015) — Teton Gravity Research (TGR) announces the hiring of Dan Vaughan as Vice President of Digital Media and Services, and Bobby Pura as Executive Producer and Head of Production.

Vaughan will be responsible for the strategy and growth of TGR’s digital media properties with a focus on the packaging and distribution of TGR’s high quality content. He comes to TGR with full circle digital ecosystem experience through past roles with Popular Science, Transworld Media, and Competitor Group, where he was Vice President of Digital and Creative Services.

Pura will be responsible for TGR’s growing studio production business where he will take on the production of several current projects and develop others with an interest in action sports and long form documentaries. He joins TGR from his own production business working as a creator, award-winning producer and executive, where he most recently was executive producing two seasons of MTV2’s Nitro Circus Live and working on a project for NBC.

“We’re bringing Bobby into the TGR family with multiple films in production and development phases across a variety of action sports,” says Steve Jones, TGR co-founder. “It represents a continued investment in resources to grow and evolve in the changing media landscape with a focus on high quality content.”

“Dan brings a wealth of experience from multiple different digital media companies to TGR,” adds Todd Jones, TGR co-founder. “With the explosive growth we have experienced we decided it was necessary to bring in a true expert with a long track record in the space.”

About Teton Gravity Research

Since 1996, TGR has worked with the top athletes in their respective disciplines to capture, celebrate, and bring to life the passion and enthusiasm associated with action sports and adventure. Known for its media and lifestyle products, TGR has significant production experience on all seven continents including commercial work, original television programming, and 37 award-winning feature films. TGR is a proud member of 1% For The Planet, BICEP, Surfrider Foundation, and Protect Our Winters. For more information, visit, one of the leading online destinations and communities in action sports.