Perry D. Vogel, President

Perry D. Vogel is a volunteer director. He is a systems programmer analyst at the for-profit company Acme Electric Motor, Inc. that specializes in retail sales of tools and equipment. Mr. Vogel has extensive knowledge about Purple Martins. He helps the organization accomplish the mission to provide a safe place for Purple Martins by maintaining public sites preventing cruelty to animals. He conducts public educational presentations about the environmental benefits of Purple Martins. His qualifications include graduating with an Associate of Science degree in computer information systems from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, ND. His experience includes over 21 years communicating information and presenting educational material effectively to an audience of various proficiency levels.

Paul W. Mammenga, Secretary

Paul W. Mammenga is a volunteer director. He is an accomplished waterfowl biologist at the state government with South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Mr. Mammenga bands Purple Martins for a natal dispersal study that helps scientists learn where the birds disperse from their home colony. He also conducts research using specialized geolocator tracking devices. He holds banding permits with permission from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. His qualifications include graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management and Biology from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. His field experience includes over 35 years of scientific knowledge which is invaluable to the organizations purpose.