OUR TEAM

Board of Directors

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Dr. McCauley is a wildlife veterinarian who has worked with wildlife organizations including the Wildlife Conservation Society, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, and ZooMontana. Dr. McCauley graduated from Royal Veterinary College and has won numerous global leadership awards including the 2017 Ashoka Fellowship and the Emily Couric Women’s Leadership Award in 2019.

DEBORAH MCCAULEY
CO-FOUNDER / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Dr. Kaufman is a wildlife veterinarian. She worked in academia for nearly three decades, and was former Director of the Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine at Tufts University.

GRETCHEN KAUFMAN
CO-FOUNDER / ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Co-Founder, Retired Chairman and CEO of DeVry Education Group and Princeton and Chicago School of Business graduate. 

DENNIS J. KELLER
BOARD MEMBER
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Native of Pennsylvania growing up on a farm with appreciation of nature.  After earning a degree in meteorology from Penn State, Heidi worked as a television meteorologist for ten years before returning to a Penn State faculty position with the Weather Communications Group.  In 1994, she co-founded Global Market Math which designs quantitative forecast models for financial markets.  Heidi strongly believes in science and that data, not ideology, is the best path to the elusive answers of science.  She was drawn to volunteer with VIEW because of it’s important mission and unique approach to wildlife conservation.

HEIDI SONEN

BOARD MEMBER

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Former Head of Innovation and Ventures for Amadeus IT Group and Edinburgh University graduate.

KATHERINE GRASS
BOARD MEMBER
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Private investor in Montana, US focused on real estate investments.

He is the current owner of The Baxter, Montana’s crown jewel since its opening in 1929. David’s latest venture is Gateway Village, LLC, a 200 lot residential development in Bozeman. A native of Chicago, he received his B.A. in Economics and History from Yale University in 1978 and his M.B.A. (Finance) from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1981.

DAVID LOSEFF
BOARD MEMBER

Advancement Advisory Council

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Senior Conservation Fellow at The Piedmont Environmental Council. Kat is the former President and CEO of James Madison’s Montpelier and oversees all aspects of a national historic site. Prior to joining Montpelier in January 2013, Kat enjoyed a five-year tenure as State Director for The Nature Conservancy in Montana, where she led a successful $490 million effort to conserve an ecologically intact unit of 310,000 acres of land in the Northern Rockies.  

KATHERINE IMHOFF
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Deeply involved in philanthropy for over 30 years, providing vision, inspiration, and strategy behind her family foundations’ initiatives. Her focus is on global and community health, environmental conservation and education, leadership development, social justice, and documentary films.

NATALIE ORFALEA
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Fifth generation of a Chicago family whose activities have included merchandising, real estate, publishing, communications and civic affairs. Field has a strong interest in conservation.

MARSHALL FIELD V

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Karen Bates Kress, former president of the Yellowstone Park Foundation, has 40 years of experience in nonprofit management and resource development. Previously, Kress served as the secretary of the NRPA Board of Directors. She has worked for The Nature Conservancy, the National Parks and Conservation Association, the American Farmland Trust, the National Wildlife Federation and had her own consulting business. 

KAREN KRESS

Heidi Sonen

Dennis Keller

Dr. Deborah McCauley

Scientific Advisory Council

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Gretchen Kaufman

Deborah McCauley

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Former Idaho Fish and Game State Wildlife Veterinarian for over 20 years.

DR. MARK DREW

Dr. Plowright is an infectious disease ecologist, epidemiologist, and wildlife veterinarian.  She received her veterinary degree in Australia and worked as a domestic animal and wildlife veterinarian in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and Antarctica. She did a Ph.D. in Ecology and M.S. in Epidemiology at the University of California, Davis, and a postdoc at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Pennsylvania State University.  She is currently the Assistant Professor at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Montana State University. 

DR. RAINA PLOWRIGHT
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Dr. Stout is a veterinarian with experience in wildlife capture, field surgery, research, and disease surveillance. She has worked in many different environments, including sites across the U.S., Canada and Nepal. She currently contracts with VIEW, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife Health Office. She graduated from Auburn University Veterinary School and has a Masters of Conservation Medicine from Tufts University. She is the Bozeman, Montana representative for VIEW.

DR. GINGER STOUT

State Wildlife Veterinarian for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. He is also a past-president of the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians and is Chair for the U.S. Animal Health Association Committee on Wildlife Diseases.  He also chairs several wildlife health working groups for the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.  Colin graduated from the University of Wyoming and Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.

DR. COLLIN GILLIN

Wildlife veterinarian and epidemiologist. She has worked in Uganda, Rwanda, Nepal, and Myanmar on projects involving wildlife health monitoring, diagnostic development, and veterinary capacity strengthening. Dr. Smiley Evans received her bachelor of science from Santa Clara University, her doctorate in veterinary medicine, and a post-graduate certificate in veterinary medicine from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in wildlife epidemiology from the University of California Davis. She is a Fulbright scholar and has taught veterinary and wildlife management students at Makerere University in Uganda.

DR. TIERRA SMILEY EVANS

Staff and Volunteers

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Obtained her bachelor’s degree from Montana State University in 2018 with a major in Business Management and minors in Spanish and small business entrepreneurship. While completing her studies, Alix held leadership roles in many on-campus organizations all while participating in internships at a diverse group of Bozeman businesses. Alix currently holds the position of Conservation Outreach Coordinator; this title hardly does justice since she has been able to put her broad-reaching skill set to good use and making a deliberate impact daily. This website was designed and built by her.

ALIX CARPENTER
COMMUNICATION & OUTREACH COODINATOR
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For nearly twenty years, Kevin has played a vital role in the development departments of a variety of prominent nonprofits, and he worked as a fundraising consultant helping burgeoning organizations evolve. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in English from Creighton University and a degree in nonprofit management from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. Kevin was drawn to VIEW because of his love of animals, conservation, and his passion for the mission, and he is honored to work in an organization of such limitless potential in the field of wildlife conservation.

KEVIN FITZPATRICK
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Dr. Kaiser grew up in Montana, where he received a degree in Organismal Biology before moving to moving to Colorado to receive his veterinary training. After graduating from CSU's vet school, he acquired a master's in Wild Animal Health at the Royal Veterinary College of London. His professional interests are focused on biodiversity conservation, keystone species, and emerging infectious diseases.  

DR. JUSTIN KAISER
VETERINARY VOLUNTEER