Our Board of Directors
Wendy wishes she had been born in Montana but is grateful she discovered this beautiful place with time to enjoy it and help make a difference to preserve it for generations to come. She most recently co-led the effort to prevent an asphalt plant and gravel pit from being built and operated south of Emigrant, along the gateway to Yellowstone Park. Wendy brings to PCEC 25+ years of experience in human resource management and organizational development and has a M.A. in Organizational Leadership. She has been with a variety of companies and industries, both for- and not-for-profit, and currently works for Microsoft Corporation where she manages global change initiatives and helps improve leadership team effectiveness. Wendy and her husband have resided in Paradise Valley full-time since 2014, after purchasing their property in 2001, and enjoy traveling, camping, fly-fishing, skiing, and hiking.
Joe Dorn comes to the Board with over 40 years of experience as a lawyer in Washington, DC. From 1994 until his retirement in early 2016, Joe was a partner with King & Spalding, where he specialized in international trade disputes and other complex litigation.
Joe has been coming to Park County since the 1980s to fish and hike and escape the stress of working in the nation’s capital. He acquired land in Paradise Valley in 2008 and built a house in 2010 that faces Emigrant Peak. In retirement, Joe spends much of the year fishing, hiking, skiing, and enjoying the people and wildlife of Park County. He greatly appreciates and wants to conserve all of the natural beauty that this special place has to offer.
Joe serves on the Boards of the University of North Carolina Arts and Sciences Foundation and the Georgia Tennis Foundation, and he supports several environmental organizations in Montana and elsewhere.
Dr. Joseph Scalia III
Joseph Scalia III holds the Psya.D. in Psychoanalysis, Society, & Culture from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. Dr. Scalia is in the private practice of psychoanalysis in Livingston and Bozeman, Montana and is Founder and Director of Northern Rockies Psychoanalytic Institute, and its Center for Cultural Critique and Intervention. He is also Clinical Director of the Eating Disorder Center of Montana. Scalia is author of numerous psychoanalytic works and of many Guest Columns in Montana newspapers over the years, quite a few of those being on environmental issues.
Dr. Scalia was President of Montana Wilderness Association in 2006-2008, and served on its State Council in 2002-2009. Appreciative of much of what MWA does and has done, Scalia is also a critic of the organization.
He has been a Montana resident all of his adulthood; he and his wife Lynne raised their son here, the first two years of his life in a rustic log cabin, with no running water or electricity and three miles from the nearest county-plowed road, their neighbors having been the wild animals of our gorgeous state. Scalia is a lifelong and avid runner, and has run, hiked, and backpacked untold miles within the crucible of Montana.
His primary board interests include the good of the all; fighting for Wilderness under the auspices of the 1964 Wilderness Act and the Montana Wilderness Study Act of 1977; thoughtful planning for the years ahead in Park County; and bringing together disparate groups in mutually humanizing encounters that open a space for true dialogue, a necessary precursor to the Compromise and Collaboration projects popular today that typically lack or fail at those efforts. His political activist theme song is Robert Earl Keen’s “Whenever Kindness Fails.”