Stephanne has been working with different wildlife-human attack/incident response experts since 2013 and has been involved with a number of training events as the program administrator/coordinator, co-coordinator, analyst and as a presenter. She is proud to have worked with some amazing experts from across the United States and Canada. Since 2003, Stephanne has worked in "geeky tech" roles and has been in management for the majority of that (specializing in process improvements, communications, and training development and design - skills that complement WHIT | WHART!).  Additionally, she supplemented her career and complemented her original degrees (more geek stuff!) with a bachelor's degree in Wildlife Biology (fisheries and wildlife management) from Oregon State University.

At events you'll find Stephanne being sort of the logistics, tech, and administative "guru" in addition to presenting on legal liability and social media.

Getting to know her

Stephanne's degree specialization - one which she worked closely with OSU to create - is human-apex predator dynamics (which focuses on melding empircal data of the natural sciences with the cultural data from the soft sciences... or, more simply stated, getting people to understand their role with apex predators and the value those species bring ecologically).

Her trusted and reliable partners include her 165-pound Anatolian shepherd (Bandit Mackaye), her adult kids (Dakota [deceased] and Jessica), and her amazing husband (Michael).

Stephanne Payne