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.

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


STUDIO MANAGERS

CHAD WARNER
General Manager

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

BOB PARKEY
Indian River Studio Manager

Bob is a Grand Master Taxidermist and 3-time International Champion. parkeys@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
Sales Representative

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

LEIGH LASLEY
Sales Representative

Leigh's experience and attention to detail make her an MVP on our customer service team.  parkeys@thewildlifegallery.com


TAXIDERMY TEAM

DIETRICH THOMAS
Production Manager

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

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.

JESSE ROBERTSON
Taxidermist

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

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.

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.


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

LANCE BLANZY
Skinning Manager

Lance's attention to detail and commitment to quality makes him one of the best skinners in the industry.

CODY GATES
Skinner

Cody is a hard worker, task oriented, and focused on getting the job done with a high level of quality.


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.

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

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

TRAVIS WOOD
Transitional Manager

Travis' experience and ability in many areas is why we trust him to handle our transitional projects. Whether we need focused attention in taxidermy, habitat, shipping, or delivery, Travis keeps the ball moving forward.

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.