Judy Blunt is a professor and Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Montana. Judy's best-selling memoir, Breaking Clean, was published in 2002 and met with wide critical acclaim. Judy hosts D@D's Book Club, selecting the books, connecting D@D members with book authors and other principles, and facilitating book discussions among members.
Brandon Carpenter is a cattle rancher, expert horse trainer, breeder of Tennessee Walking Horses, and a former Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks' game warden. Brandon has assisted Dunrovin Ranch for years with horse training, leadership training using horses, and horsemanship clinics. Brandon continues to assist Dunrovin Ranch in all aspects of horsemanship.
Charla Bauman is a Montana singer and songwriter who performed at Dunrovin Ranch for many occasions. While specializing in westerns songs, including yodeling, her versatile musical repertoire makes her the perfect person to bring music and sing-alongs to D@D in the Musical Chairs Program.
Maggie Riordan is a wildlife biologist with the University of Montana's Bird Ecology Lab and a frequent visitor to Dunrovin Ranch where she consults with the staff on enhancing habitats for our bird members. Maggie will be heading up Dunrovin's Awesome Osprey Project this spring and hosting Bird Chats on the D@D website for members to exchange bird information and stories.
Ralph Walters and Jamie Rauch of Big Sky Breakout make a living out of spreading laughter and good cheer with their mystery escape games for families and groups to solve together. Luckily for us, they are working with Dunrovin to translate their games into online/onsite versions for the Dunrovin Key Quests that premiered last October. More to come!
John Ashley is a wildlife biologist, an ardent student of night skies, and a professional photographic artist. His award-winning book, Glacier National Park After Dark, represents decades of night time photography in some of Montana's most rugged country. John is a frequent visitor to Dunrovin Ranch for photographic workshops.
Diane Friend is a lecturer at the University of Montana in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Diane has collaborated with Dunrovin Ranch to take visitors to a mountain lookout to visit the Big Sky at Night with her high powered telescope. Diane brings her infectious love of science and math to D@D's Science lab Learning Adventures.
Anne Perkins recently retired from Carroll College where she started the nation's first undergraduate program in Anthrozoology, which is the study of the bond between humans and domestic animals. She conducts workshops at Dunrovin Ranch centered on human, equine, and canine bonding and interdependence.
Larry Mansch is an attorney, the Legal Director of the Montana Innocence Project, an adjunct professor in the University of Montana's Department of Sociology, and a student of history. Larry takes members on Great American Criminal Trials Learning Adventures.