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Dan Zenner
Dr. Kathleen Ruby
John & Fay Batchelder


Dr. Dan Zenner achieved a Ph.D. in Sport Ethics & Sport Psychology while studying at the Center for Ethics at the University of Idaho. Dan’s area of expertise is helping high-achieving individuals and organizations pursue excellence. As a faculty member at the Center for Ethics, Dan assists in ongoing projects such as character education programs for several major university athletic departments, the military academies, and professional colleges. In this capacity, Dan collaborates in the development of recommendations to assist client organizations modify their pedagogical methodology so that the clients graduate more complete performers. While consulting with the veterinary medical profession, Dan’s efforts have focused on further developing in current veterinary students and professionals the non-technical competencies identified as critical for future success by veterinary medical organization sponsored studies.

Prior to completion of Dan’s doctorate, he served in several mentoring and consulting capacities. Dan has served as a performance consultant for youth, high school, and collegiate individual and team sports, Olympic bobsledders, collegiate and professional musicians and actresses, physicians, and police officers. Dan has coached at the youth, high school and collegiate level and has been a part-time USPTR tennis teaching professional for many years. After completing his undergraduate degree in Animal Science, Dan owned and operated a livestock feed commodity brokering business for eighteen years. Dan served on several state and national industry boards during that time and was selected to participate in several industry sponsored leadership development programs.

Dr. Kathleen Ruby is a licenced counselor with almost twenty years experience in the field. She has been the head of WSU's College of Veterinary Medicine Counseling and Wellness Department for the past six years. In that capacity, she has developed and conducted several programs and workshops related to professionalism, communication skills and leadership within the college. She is also a frequent speaker about these topics at state veterinary associations. With a background and training in individual and organizational psychology, Dr. Ruby brings a unique variety of skills, concepts and programmatic ideas to the profession of veterinary medicine.
John & Fay Batchelder

John is the Executive Director and Fay is the Program Director at Ross Point Camp and Conference Center in Post Falls, Idaho. John and Fay Batchelder have been in the camp and conference field for approximately 19 years, and actively involved in team building and outdoor adventure for 17 years. John has a B.S. in Zoology.

Previous to camping they toured with an International Drama Group performing plays and leading drama and communication workshops. John traveled with the group for 6 years traveling through the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Fay was with the group for 3 years. It was there they met and were married.

They have three children, Zachary, Rachel, and Joel. They love camping, climbing, skiing, motorcycles, music ….life!


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