The Wildlife Experience is an educational and entertaining museum that connects visitors with wildlife and habitats in a fun learning environment!
A unique blend of interactive exhibits, large format film, fine art, natural history and community educational programs and events is unrivaled and provides The Wildlife Experience the opportunity to present information on the world’s wildlife and ecosystems that encourages discovery and understanding through fun and entertainment.
The Wildlife Experience inspires an appreciation and respect for wildlife and the outdoors through adventure, experiences and education.
Learning abounds at The Wildlife Experience in a variety of methods. Audiences can learn about a particular animal, habitat or region with the large-format films in the Extreme Screen Theater. Interactive media accompanies many of the exhibits and galleries where guests can test their knowledge and have fun learning about wildlife. Other education programs include school tours, “Meet the Artist” programs, and an online K-12 education curriculum.
President & C.E.O.
The Wildlife Experience is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to those who share a love of the outdoors and wildlife. The following individuals comprise the museum’s Board of Trustees:
David Liniger, Chairman Emeritus and Co-founder, RE/MAX International
Chairman Emeritus, Co-Founder
RE/MAX International, Inc.
Mr. Liniger co-founded the real estate franchise organization in Denver in 1973. RE/MAX is now a network of 108,000 Sales Associates in 5,600 independently-owned and operated offices in 56 countries around the globe. The RE/MAX Balloon is one of the most widely recognized logos in the business world.
Vice-Chair – Gail Liniger, Vice-Chairman and Co-founder, RE/MAX International
Vice Chairman of the Board and Co-founder
RE/MAX International, Inc.
Gail Liniger was born in St. Louis, Mo. and received her marketing degree from Southern Illinois University. She moved to Denver, Colo. in 1973 – was the first employee to join RE/MAX – and the same year was promoted to Vice President. She became Executive Vice President in 1978 and was elected President in 1979. In 1991, she was named Chief Executive Officer and in April 2002 was made Vice Chairman of the Board. In 1988, Liniger was recognized as one of the top ten U.S. women for her outstanding achievement in business, the arts and public service. In 1989, she was awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the state of Colorado in the real estate and construction category by the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young, and Inc. Magazine.
Chair-Mary Ricketson, Chairman, Dean Emeritus to the University of Denver College of Law
Mary Ricketson is Dean Emeritus to the University of Denver College of Law and currently University Professor, University College. She has previously served as the Director of the Colorado Lawyers Committee, as a Deputy District Attorney, an Assistant Colorado Attorney General and as an arbitrator and mediator. She has served on numerous boards and commissions including service as the president of the Colorado Woman’s Bar Association, president of the CWBA Foundation, president of the Colorado Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and as a trustee of the Dian Fosey Foundation and the Denver Dumb Friends League. Mary has won awards for both professional and community accomplishments including the Edwin Wolf Award, from the National Lawyers Committee, the Community Service Award of the Hispanic Bar Association, the Mary Lathrop Award and the Mile High Council of Girl Scouts, Women of Distinction Award. She is a member of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations, the Woman’s Bar Association, the American Law Institute, the American Law Foundation and is referenced in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the West.
Secretary – John Sieber, President, Sieber & Company
Sieber & Company
Mr. Sieber currently serves as President of Sieber & Company, a real estate development consulting firm in Douglas County, Colorado. He has spent 35 years in the real estate industry. In addition, he is a founding member of the Southeast Business Partnership, an organization of government and business leaders committed to the economic vitality and sustainability of the South Metro Denver region.
Treasurer – Brian Mumaugh, Chair – Employment Practice, Holland & Hart
Chair – Employment Practice
Holland & Hart
Mr. Mumaugh represents employers in a broad range of employee matters including Title VII, age discrimination, FLSA wrongful discharge, breach of contract, public policy discharge, covenants not to compete and related employee disputes in Federal and State courts in Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Illinois, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.
Mr. Mumaugh also represents employers before Federal and State Administrative agencies including the EEOC, the NLRB, U.S. Department of Labor, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, the Colorado Department of Labor and other state and federal agencies; he has significant experience representing management in labor matters including unfair labor practice proceedings, unit determinations, representation elections, collective bargaining, and labor arbitration.
Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Mr. Mumaugh was associated with United Airlines in Chicago from 1984‐1989 as a labor relations attorney, representing management in collective bargaining, major arbitration cases and a variety of employment and labor matters at various company locations throughout the United States.
Mr. Mumaugh serves on the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Children’s Cancer Foundation and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Children’s Museum of Denver.
Chris Dorsey, President & CEO, Orion Multimedia, LLC
President & CEO
Orion Multimedia, LLC
Mr. Dorsey serves as President/CEO and founding partner of Denver-based Orion Multimedia, LLC. Orion is the largest producer of outdoor adventure, conservation, and natural history television programming in America with 32 series in production along with numerous projects in development for a wide variety of national networks. More than 170 million Americans tune-in to watch Orion productions each year. Mr. Dorsey’s connections throughout the $76 billion/year American outdoor industry run deep as Orion’s strategic marketing division counts the largest brands in the outdoors as clients. The accounts range from the largest firearms and ammunition makers in America to the largest outdoor retailers to non-profit conservation organizations.
In addition to his strategic development of Orion Multimedia, Mr. Dorsey’s award-winning work has appeared in a wide variety of national magazines including Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, and National Geographic. He also is the author of six books on natural history and outdoor subjects.
Tery Larrew, Founder and Managing Partner, Caddis Capital
John Lay, Fundraising Consultant
Rick Yohn, Assistant Regional Director, RE/MAX International
Regional Vice-President, International Development, RE/MAX International
Rick Yohn has been with RE/MAX International since 2003, helping to oversee regional operations in the United States. In 2007-2008, Rick was sent to live in Beijing, China, to assist RE/MAX’s move into China and Asian operations. Prior to his work with RE/MAX, Rick served in the not-for-profit sector for almost two decades. His undergraduate degree is from Wheaton College (IL), and he has earned Masters’ degrees from both Dallas Theological Seminary (emphasis on cross-cultural anthropology) and the University of Notre Dame (emphasis on not-for-profit businesses). An avid marathoner and triathlete, his favorite races have been the Pikes Peak Marathon and the Great Wall Marathon. Rick is married to Aly, and is the proud father of four kids.
Diane Smethills, Principal, Sterling Ranch
Keith Lobis, Area President, Wells Fargo – Metro Denver Retail Banking
David S. Mowatt, President, Mowatt Financial Inc.