Brian Perkes is the Executive Director for Voices of Wildlife. He recently served on the Utah Cougar Advisory Board, representing the non-consumptive viewpoint. From this experience, Brian developed a unique understanding of common state wildlife management policies and the various key elements involved in making those decisions. Often, he noticed that predators were being ‘managed’ mainly for the benefit of certain special interest groups; using archaic and distorted views towards predators, rather than relying on scientific evidence (more…)
Sheri Morgan-Perkes is an Associate Director; focusing on development and outreach. Together with Brian and Scott, she co-founded Voices of Wildlife out of a deep love for animals and commitment towards their protection. Sheri also works full-time in real estate, managing a brokerage as well as a personal investment group. She brings her years of experience in business over to the nonprofit world; with the hope of making a difference in the lives of the animals (more…)
Scott Bye volunteers his time as an Associate Director and Treasurer/Secretary. He is a retired firefighter with 26 dedicated years of serving people and communities in California. He now calls Utah home and has decided to commit his time to help those without a voice of their own. Scott co-founded Voices of Wildlife along with his friends Brian and Sheri, with a goal to preserve the natural order of the wild in a world that is evermore developed (more…)
Nick Karls volunteers his time as a board member managing grant writing, funding, and memberships for Voices of Wildlife. Nick has a degree in Environmental and Sustainability Studies from the University of Utah with an emphasis in Land Conservation and Management. He is passionate about animal welfare and protecting all species. Nick is a supporter of accredited zoos visiting over 50 zoos in the United States and around the world while also volunteering locally. Originally from Wisconsin, (more…)
Paul brings experience as an activist for animal rights and the environment on both the local and national level. He works in support of laws at the Utah Legislature and U.S. Congress and collects scientific data in the field. His past career as an educator helps VOW with educational outreach. Paul believes that every individual animal life is precious. He is dedicated to protecting every wildlife and ensuring they each have their natural place to thrive.
Sonie grew up in a home filled with animals both exotic and domestic including golden eagles, snakes, waterfowl, raccoons and skunks. She spent many a summer working at a guest ranch outside Grand Teton National Park where her appreciation for animals grew stronger. As a retired teacher, she believes that education is the path to increasing public advocacy for improving the lives of wildlife in the mountain west.