Chief Financial and Administration Officer
Kathy Perkes first developed an interest in African women’s issues while working in Northern Tanzania for eight years early in her career. As Finance Director for a large group of tourism-related companies, Kathy was able to employ “for profit” strategies to create positive conservation outcomes. Upon returning to the US, Kathy settled in Wyoming and together with her husband managed a nationally ranked Hereford ranch, successfully combining traditional ranching values with business best practices. Kathy most recently joined Village Enterprise after serving as the Senior Director of Finance for Teton Science Schools, where she focused on creating financially sustainable educational programs. Kathy received a BA from the University of Southern California. She spends her time exploring wild places, riding horses and cross country skiing.