|    Ever since she was a child,

            Stephanie has felt a strong connection with nature. She embraces the importance of living as a part of the natural world, rather than separate from it. And she knows that sharing that connectivity is critical to protecting nature on a global scale.

She’s worked with – and learned from – biologists, conservation leaders, CEOs, farmers, and fisherman in Africa, Australia, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the United States.

As a wildlife conservation professional, she’s committed to raising awareness about the disconnect between modern society and the natural world. And she’s determined to explore and share how each of us can use our specific talents and skills to bridge that gap to make our planet a healthier place for generations to come.

Today, she is not only the Director of Education for the Endangered Wolf Center, founded by celebrity Wild Kingdom host, Dr. Marlin Perkins and his wife Carol, she is also the former online host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom furthering her commitment to the Perkin’s work. Steph is a respected and engaging public speaker on global efforts in community conservation and her insight has earned her a seat on the International Union of Conservation Nature’s (IUCN), Education and Communication Commission.  Recently, Stephanie became the Wildlife and Conservation Ambassador for CuriosityStream; Deep Elite Ambassador for Scubapro; named Ambassador for the Planet by the Wyland Foundation; was profiled in Dive Alert Magazine; joined the advisory council for Alaska Sealife Center, and became the co-founder of The Creative Animal Foundation.

Stephanie has appeared on Harry Connick Jr.’s daytime show, “Harry!” as well as The Weather Channel, and Animal Planet’s, “Animal Nation” with comedian, Anthony Anderson. Steph is passionate about ecology and wildlife, but she is also fascinated with history and sustainably living; She was recently featured on Nebraska Public Media as the host of “Adventures in History: Discovering Nebraska’s State Historical Parks,” as well as an episode of the HGTV series “Tiny House, Big Living.”

Presenter Reel

Services and Contributions

Conservation Credentials






Host/ Producer/ Ambassador

Ambassador Services

Nebraska Public Media

Curiosity Stream 

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom (Presenter 2013-2018)

  • Sharks– Bahamas Marine Sanctuary
  • Rays– Bahamas Marine Sanctuary
  • Snakes– Reptile Gardens
  • Wolves– Endangered Wolf Center
Speaking Engagements

Stephanie is a story-teller at heart. Her style is dynamic, fun, and impactful. She weaves her world-wide experiences with people and animals into talks that make kids laugh and adults think twice about their daily actions.

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Cities of the Sea

Over 1,000 species of marine plants and animals can be found within the kelp forests of California. This biodiversity just off of the coast provides fantastic opportunities for recreation, conservation, and scientific inspiration.

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Women in the Wild

Looking for inspiration? Learn how amazing women like, Stephanie, began working in wildlife conservation, science, and film. Browse profiles and learn from unsung heroes, and up-and-coming female leaders.

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“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

Eleanor Roosevelt