Our Team

BRAD ELDRED - President
Brad has been working in the fur dressing and taxidermy business since 1983. Being a taxidermist and avid hunter himself, he understands what every taxidermist wants and needs in a properly tanned skin. His emphasis is always on quality and customer service. “My team members are the very best in their fields. I am confident in our ability as a team to provide every taxidermist with the highest quality products and services in the taxidermy industry today!”

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JERRED PETERSON - Senior Vice President
Jerred is in charge of the overall management of the tanneries. Jerred’s work ethic and commitment to quality has been the key to maintaining our position as the industry leader in fur dressing.

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.

Customer Service Team

DAVE PETERS - Customer Service Manager
With over 20 years of experience in the fur dressing industry Dave has the knowledge and expertise to provide our customers with excellent service and answer any tanning questions. Dave leads our customer service and sales team at the tanneries.

NICK KANNAWIN - Customer Service/Sales Rep Mt. Pleasant, MI
With many years of experience leading a shaving crew, as well as overall knowledge of the tanning process, Nick is a Customer Service/Sales Representative. Nick comes to The Wildlife Gallery with a military background, giving him superior organization, structure, and team work skills. Nick leads the Arizona/Denver trucking route and assists in providing the highest level of customer service.

SCOTT PHILLIPSON - Customer Service Representative - Northwest Region
With years of managing our receiving department, Scott’s ability to multi-task is a valuable asset to our customer service team. Scott is now on the front line working with our Northwest customers. He is in charge of our Ogden, Utah receiving depot and coordinates the trucking route.

JAMIE ZUKE - Customer Service Representative
Jamie is an incredible asset to the tannery’s customer service team. Her knowledge of systems and customer service are second to none. Jamie works out of our facility in Leslie, Michigan.

Production & Department Managers

JASON OLGER - General Manager - Tannery, Mt. Pleasant MI
Jason is the general manager of our tannery production facilities. He has been in the tanning industry since 1999. His knowledge of the tanning process and systems is a huge asset to the company.

BEN ZUKE - Production Manager - Tannery, Leslie, MI
Ben is the production manager in Leslie Michigan. As our Leslie facility continues to expand and grow, Ben has done a great job keeping up with the increased work load while still improving quality.


ELI ELDRED - Fleshing Department Manager - Mt. Pleasant, MI
In charge of the tanning room and the fleshing department, Eli’s role is critical to the outcome of the overall product. This is no easy task considering the volume of skins processed through the tannery each year. With Eli’s dedication to quality control, you can rest assured your orders will be in good hands.

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AARON POHL - Expediting & Operations Manager - Wasilla, AK
Aaron excels as our Alaska operations manager. He runs the day to day operations of our expediting service and keeps everything running smoothly.

Shipping & Receiving

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JAKE FABER - Shipping & Receiving Department Manager - Mt. Pleasant, MI
Jake oversees our shipping, receiving, and finishing departments at our Mt. Pleasant facility. His organizational skills help everything run smoothly. During our busy season, Jake and his crew check in and confirm over 1,000 skins per day.

TYE SUNDERLIN - Shipping & Receiving Dept. Manager - Leslie, MI
Tye keeps our shipping and receiving departments in Leslie running like clockwork, while also overseeing the finish department. His willingness to help wherever needed is a huge bonus to the company and our clients.

TERRY TRIBE - Receiving Coordinator - (International Shipments)
Terry is in charge of all international shipments recieved to our Mt. Pleasant location. He is in charge of making sure all orders are processed quickly and correctly.


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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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Cory has an excellent attention to detail and accuracy. His delicate touch with all skins, especially fine fur makes him one of the best!

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Logan is a big part of our team. With his great work ethic, willingness to learn new things, and learn them fast, is exactly what we strive for in our skinning facility.

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Logan is a great asset to our team. His positive attitude, quality work, and attention to detail make him a key player in our skinning facility.

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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.

Texas Facility

JOHN BARDAVILLE - Production Manager - Texas
John has been with The Wildlife Gallery since 2003. He started as a shaver in Michigan, and is currently running our skinning and receiving facility in Texas. Having worked in tannery operations for many years, John has acquired the experience and knowledge to produce a superior product.

Support Staff

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
Armed with her Bachelors Degree in Business Management, Eylie is responsible for managing our daily business operations.

TRACEY WARCHUCK - Administrative Assistant
Tracey is in charge of accounts receivable for both the tannery and taxidermy studio.

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

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TORI KRAFT - Human Resources Assistant
Tori assists with our recruiting and new hire on boarding.


GREG TRAVISS - Director of Marketing
Greg creates and directs all of our marketing media and advertising materials. He has over 20 years of media production experience and does an excellent job keeping our marketing efforts on the cutting edge.

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JOEL FREEBURY - Maintenance
Joel handles all maintenance in our tanneries facilities.