Get to know the My Yellowstone Wolves Authors
A native Idahoan, Suzanne works on the ground to support common sense wolf management practices, working with ranchers, testifying on wolf conservation issues, educating the public, speaking to the media… and enjoying Idaho's beautiful wild places as often as she can.
Originally from Great Britain, where much of the country’s historic wildlife and wild places have been lost, Jesse also educates the public and organizes volunteer activities to promote wildlife conservation.
Mike oversees Defenders of Wildlife's work throughout the Rocky Mountain Region, which emphasizes recovery of wolves, grizzly bears, wolverine, lynx, fisher, black-footed ferrets, prairie dogs, and grassland ecosystems.
Having worked with some of the nation’s foremost wildlife experts, Mike is well-versed in the need to protect not only endangered species, but also the habitat they need to survive.
Rodger has been President of Defenders of Wildlife since 1991 and personally participated in efforts to reintroduce wolves to Yellowstone National Park in 1995.
One of the most-widely recognized advocates for wolf recovery, Rodger holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a doctorate in economics from George Washington University.
She joined Defenders of Wildlife as executive vice president in February 2004, and now oversees a staff of 145 in Washington, D.C. and in field offices across the country and in Mexico and Canada.