Kathy Perkes

Kathy Perkes

Chief Operations Officer

As Chief Operations Officer, Kathy works to ensure financial sustainability, manage organizational risk and implement human resource best practices. Hired to help build a strong foundation to support the Center’s rapid growth, Kathy concentrates on internal process and capacity improvements, as well as providing leadership around strategic planning.

Kathy’s career has been focused on non-profit management, primarily in the international development and conservation education fields. She specializes in innovative financing vehicles and the creation of earned revenue streams for non-profits as an alternative to traditional fundraising models.

Kathy has worked extensively in East Africa throughout her career, living in Tanzania for eight years and more recently splitting her time between Kenya, Uganda and Bozeman. Her work there was centered around designing process improvements and building local financial capacity.

In her free time, Kathy likes to hike the beautiful Bozeman trails, play bridge and work on improving her equestrian skills.


  • B.S. in Geography with a Certificate in Environmental Science, University of Southern California

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