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

CHARLOTTE CATLIN
Studio Manager / Sales

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

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SALES REPRESENTATIVES

OWEN ELDRED
Sales Manager & Quality Control

Owen is a National Champion taxidermist. He has garnered much praise at the state, national and world levels.  owen@thewildlifegallery.com

LEIGH LASLEY
Customer Service

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


TAXIDERMY ARTISTS

DIETRICH THOMAS
Production Manager

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

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.

BRANDON BALDWIN
Taxidermist

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

MIKE DOYLE
Taxidermist

Mike is a five-time state champion winner and specializes in small to medium north american mammals.

JESSE ROBERTSON
Taxidermist

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

TRISTIN MIKEK
Taxidermist

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

KEVIN EBERHARDT
Taxidermist

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

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.

BRANDON NELSON
Apprentice Taxidermist

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


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

TERRY VINING
Habitat & Replication Manager

Terry has won many awards at the state, national, international, and world levels, including 10 best of categories.

RODNEY WALTERS
Habitat Artist

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

Julian Sloan
Habitat Artist

Julian is a hard worker and has an eye for detail. His talent for wildlife art make him an asset in the habitat department.

 

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.

KYLE DENTON
Mountain Team
Kyle takes every project and makes it top priority. His work ethic and skill are second to none.

 

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

TRAVIS WOOD
Skulls Team Leader

Travis' experience and ability is second to none, and his knowledge of skull cleaning is a great asset.

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


SKINNERS

LANCE BLANZEY
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.

JESSE BLANCHARD
Skinner

Jesse loves his work. His high energy and enthusiasm for excellence is second to none.

 

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.

PAUL BELLINGAR
Maintenance

Paul has worked in just about every production department. His experience makes him a key team member.


SHIPPING & DELIVERY

MIKE HELMER
Shipping Coordinator

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

NATE FAHNDRICH
Shipping

Nate's efficient work ethic keeps our shipping department ahead of pace and providing consistent quality.


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.

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.