Dr. Olin O. Oedekoven has been creating and leading effective teams at all organizational levels from first-line leader through strategic leadership for nearly 30 years. He understands the unique value of a team and how the dynamics of a team shape team performance. Olin works with large and small companies on business process improvement, strategic planning, and organizational development in both the private and public sectors.
Olin graduated from South Dakota State University with both a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and a B.S. in General Biology. Olin then attended the University of Wyoming where he received an M.S. in Wildlife Management. He received an MBA from Northcentral University and is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College where he received an M.S.S. in Strategic Management and Leadership. Olin then returned to Northcentral University where he received a Ph.D. in Business Administration with duel concentrations in Business Management and Public Administration. Shortly thereafter he completed a post-doctoral teaching specialization in Human Resource Management.
His military experience includes senior staff, battalion command, and brigade command assignments. As Brigadier General of the Wyoming Army National Guard, he commanded over 1,900 full-time and part-time soldiers. Olin retired from the National Guard in 2011.
Deborah has over 25 years of experience at several organizational levels of business, from first-line employee to senior leader. She has worked in the public sector, private sector, and with non-profit organizations.
Her background covers a wide spectrum of disciplines including benefits design and administration, compensation administration, succession planning, leadership development, EEO and Affirmative Action plan development, organizational development, individual development, conflict resolution, change management, handbook design, recruiting and retention, internal investigations and safety. Deborah has been a leader and taught leadership for more than 10 years.
Deborah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Wyoming. She is a graduate of the CDR Associates as a Mediator and holds the SHRM designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Dr. Krishna Venkateshiah has over 20 years’ experience in the corporate sector including 5 years as the CEO of a conglomerate, and 18 years’ experience as an academic leader and distinguished professor of strategy and international business.
Krishna has a bachelor’s degree in engineering, a master’s degree in systems, a master’s degree in business administration, and two doctoral degrees – one in project management and the second in strategy.
Starting his career with a conglomerate with 32 business units, Krishna has successfully delivered exemplary results in marketing, quality, and strategy. He has been trained in Japan on quality methods, in Germany on manufacturing technologies, and in the USA on strategy.
He has led two business units to the Deming Award in quality, and the company of which he was the CEO to the No.1 position in its category. Krishna was deputed in 1998 to lead a start-up business school. Within 10 years he led the school to the 6th position among B-Schools in India and the first international accreditation.
The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), USA has honored him with the “Education Leader of the Year” and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), USA has honored him with the Teaching Excellence Award. The American Society for Quality (ASQ), USA has awarded Krishna two awards of distinction. Krishna has undergone advanced training in Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Knowledge Management at SAS Institute, USA.
He has conducted over 50 executive training programs for CxOs including 10 for Fortune 100 Companies.
Art Dillon has extensive experience in leadership, management, and organizational development. Art has worked in both the public and private sectors and has distinguished himself as an experienced educator, motivational speaker, community volunteer, and mentor.
Art’s leadership training and experience include both military service and public education. Art was a commissioned officer, earned his pilot’s wings, and served as a helicopter pilot with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. During 39 years of active and reserve service, Art held a number of key staff and command assignments, and graduated from the U.S. Army War College. Art retired from the military in 2006 as a Brigadier General and Commander of the Wyoming Army National Guard.
Art’s formal education includes a B.Ed. in Secondary Education from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., Canada; an M.Ed. in Administration from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado; an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado; and a Superintendent’s license.
Art’s strengths include curriculum development, character education, leading change, leadership training, strategic planning, and leadership decision-making.
Robin has over 30 years of leadership experience in the private sector in all organizational levels from first-line employee to senior manager. She has worked extensively in the mining industry and has consulted to the mining and gas industries.
Robin has broad experience in training, developing, and leading multi-functional work teams and continuous improvement initiatives. Robin has been involved in many aspects of the coal mining industry; from environmental compliance to engineering supervisor and business process improvement manager.
For several years she led the continuous improvement program for several Western coal mines, which included initiatives related to process management, leadership development, team building and teamwork, cost control, and quality assurance. She also worked as an environmental consultant for the State of Wyoming Air Quality Division and led a team to develop an air quality baseline for NE Wyoming.
Robin holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and is a registered Professional Geologist in the State of Wyoming. She is a graduate of a variety of leadership development programs including Zenger Miller Front Line Leadership Training, Manager Development Leadership Training, Competency Based Interviewing Training, and Development Dimensions International Facilitator Training.
Steve Mount has served in The US Army and worked in the mining industry in Southwest Wyoming. With nearly forty years of leadership experience, he has held positions ranging from first line leader to executive level positions.
Steve first enlisted in the US Army in 1974 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1984. During his service he commanded at all levels- from company command to his last position as the Army Commander for the Wyoming Army National Guard. He has also served in key staff positions to include serving as Fire Support Coordinator for US Forces- Iraq in 2010 and Eighth Army Wartime Deputy Commanding General for Operations in Korea from 2013-2016. He retired as a Brigadier General in June of 2016 after serving for over 40 years.
He is a proven leader with extensive knowledge in management and leadership at various levels.
Steve has a BS Degree from Liberty University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College in Carlisle, PA.
Steve worked for FMC Green River for 24 years in a wide range of positions before retiring in order to become a full time Guardsman in 2002.
P.J. Burns has spent the majority of her career marketing and advocating for small businesses and not for profit organizations. Her experience in event and project management makes her a valued member of the Peregrine team. She heartily believes in giving back to the community and volunteers for several not for profit organizations in Gillette.
She holds her Bachelor of Science in Sociology and is a graduate of the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management.