Our team is the most important ingredient in our business. While the quality of our product, the care of our service, and the timeliness of our production are all key factors, these would not be possible without a top notch staff.

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BRAD ELDRED - President / CEO
I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce my team to you. I am so proud of the individuals on our team. It truly takes a team effort to bring the level of quality and service that our clients have come to expect from us. Each person, from management to service, from our wildlife artists to our support team is extremely talented in what they do. I have the utmost confidence in the hard-working people you will read about below.

DAN CATLIN - Senior Vice President
Dan is a proven master taxidermist winning 8 Best of Category Awards at the Masters level and the Breakthrough Award Best of Show at the 2006 Iowa State Competition. Dan's 15 years of law enforcement experience has developed him into a strong leader for our award-winning staff.  dan@thewildlifegallery.com

NATE WALTERS - Chief Financial Officer
After many years in the banking industry, Nate has been instrumental in making our company financially strong. He is responsible for the overall financial direction of the company, while also concentrating on new business development.

CHAD WARNER
General Manager

Chad manages our Blanchard Taxidermy Studio. His dedication to quality service is outstanding. chad@thewildlifegallery.com

WENDY HUBERS - Executive Assistant
From administrating our sales data system, to running reports and coordinating travel, Wendy keeps our taxidermy office running in top form.  wendy@thewildlifegallery.com


CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SALES REPRESENTATIVES

OWEN  ELDRED
Sales Manager & Quality Control

Owen is a World Champion taxidermist. His work has garnered much praise at all levels.  owen@thewildlifegallery.com

CHARLOTTE CATLIN
Customer Service Representative

Char has won many state titles, one International Champion title, and two Wasco Awards. char@thewildlifegallery.com

TRAVIS WOOD
Customer Service Representative

Travis has many years of experience throughout the company. He has a good knowledge of the entire taxidermy process and has a high attention to detail. twood@thewildlifegallery.com


TAXIDERMY TEAM

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DIETRICH THOMAS
Production Manager

Dietrich leads the taxidermy studio's daily work flow and keeps every aspect of production flowing on time and efficiently.

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KEVIN EBERHARDT
Taxidermy Team Leader

Kevin's  many years of experience have made him a very versatile taxidermist, able to create life-like results every time.

JIM HICKS
Taxidermy Team Leader

Jim is a World Champion taxidermist, and has over 30 years of experience. His talent in altering forms is unsurpassed.

JAY BURGGREN
Taxidermist

Jay's competition portfolio is filled with best of category awards for his whitetail deer and his African specialty, the zebra.

BRANDEN BALDWIN
Taxidermist

Branden is a state champion taxidermy award winner. Branden brings a lot of creativity and natural appeal to the work he does.

MIKE DOYLE
Taxidermist
Mike took 3rd best in the world for small to medium life-size in 2017, and is a five-time state champion winner. He specializes in small to medium north american mammals.

TRISTIN MIKEK
Taxidermist

Tristin brings a winning combination of artistic skill and a robust, hands-on approach.

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JESSE ROBERTSON
Taxidermist

Jesse's skills make him an excellent all around taxidermist, while specializing in whitetail deer.

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COLT JACKSON
Taxidermist

Colt does a great job with each mount. His organization and ability to stay on top of his work load makes him a great part of the team.


FINISH ARTISTS

JEREMY HART
Finish Team Leader

Jeremy has an artistic talent for anatomical structure, symmetry, and depth of color. His work makes every mount come to life.

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KEVIN HANSES
Finish Artist
Kevin's hands-on approach makes him a go-to guy, and his lifetime of hunting and fishing experience shows through in the quality of his work.

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SARA DECKER
Finish Artist
Sara has a passion for wildlife and creative, life-like design. She has an eye for detail and puts 110% of her creative spirit into every project.


HABITAT ARTISTS

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BEN BLAMER
Habitat Department Manager

Ben has an eye for creating lifelike habitats and displays for our mounts. He also runs an organized department, which makes for a very efficient operation.

RODNEY WALTERS
Habitat Artist

Rodney has been working in the taxidermy industry for over 20 years. He specializes in the fine details of habitat.


MOUNTAIN BUILDING CREW

FRANK NEWMYER
Mountain Team Lead Designer
Frank is a Master Taxidermist and a 10-time World Champion bird taxidermist. Frank manages our Gladwin studio.

TRAVIS PERKINS
Mountain Team Project Manager
Travis' experience in all aspects of our company help to make him an effective team project leader.

BRANDON NELSON
Mountain Habitat Artist

Brandon shows his artistic ability and skill in all areas of our taxidermy studio.


WOOD WORKERS

AARON HUBBLE
Woodworking Department Manager
Aaron is our master wood worker and creates some of the finest craftsmanship in the taxidermy industry. 

BRUCE GORDON
Fine Woodworker
Bruce is a highly skilled woodworker with an attention to detail and an ability to create consistent quality every time.


SKULL CLEANING

BRAD DECKER
Skull Department Manager
Brad's skill and understanding of the skull cleaning process makes him a valuable asset to the team. 


SKINNERS

CODY GATES
Skinning Manager

Cody’s attention to detail and commitment to quality are second to none! He is focused on managing his team of skinners to maintain the highest level of quality and efficiency.

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LAYNE MUSCOTT
Skinner

Layne comes to us from several years in our tannery where he excelled at preparing hides for the taxidermy process. His understanding of hide prep and passion for wildlife are just some of the talents he draws from in his work.


MAINTENANCE & FABRICATION

PAUL ENGELSMAN
Head of Maintenance

Paul keeps all of our vehicles and facilities running smoothly. He also fabricates the framework supporting larger mounts.


SHIPPING & DELIVERY

MIKE HELMER
Shipping Coordinator

Mike is in charge of making certain your mounts  arrive to your door in top condition.


SUPPORT STAFF

TRACEY WARCHUCK
Administrative Assistant

Tracey is in charge of accounts receivable for both the tannery and taxidermy studio.

SHEILA PERKINS
Administrative Assistant

Sheila handles the routing of all our phone calls and mail, as well as much of our daily office tasks.

EYLIE FOSTER
Business Manager

Eylie manages our daily business operations.

SARA SIMONS
Director of Human Resources
Sara handles our recruiting and new hire on boarding. She also administrates employee benefits and payroll.

JULIAN SLOAN
Receiving Director

Julian receives and directs all inbound shipments. With the incredible amount of materials and resources we process on a daily basis it's important to have a skilled individual keeping track of it all.

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GREG TRAVISS
Director of Marketing
Greg creates and directs all of our marketing media and advertising materials.