Building Together and Sharing the Load
SuzAnne Miller enjoyed a 35-year career as a biometrician working with state, federal, and international natural resource management agencies that included supervising large staffs and managing $1M+ budgets. Her biometric research and computer systems background, her love of nature, animals, and people, her personal experiences caring for her parents and coping with her own serious medical problems are all reflected in her development of Dunrovin Ranch and the DaysAtDunrovin social engagement platform
James Wasem co-founded a live streaming company, is a consultant and integrator of audio and production technology, and the author of the book Great Church Sound. Once a professional musician, James acquired a deep understanding of the technology needed to produce quality sound. His background in live streaming equips him for developing and maintaining Dunrovin's web camera broadcasting network.
Chandra Miller Fienen was part of Madison, Wisconsin's StartingBlock’s Founding Team and served as it’s Executive Director from 2017-2020. Prior to StartingBlock, she was VP and a co-founder of a Boston-based biotechnology startup; Senior Advisor to the Governor of Wisconsin; in executive leadership at the Wisconsin Department of Commerce; and an associate at a San Francisco litigation firm (now Arnold & Porter). She holds a J.D. from UC-Berkeley and a B.A. from Macalester College.
Jennifer Javornik is a technology growth executive who specializes in new business development, partnership management, revenue growth, and entrepreneurship. She is the Vice President of Sales for Filament Games where she works with companies, organizations, and individuals to explore how they can increase efficacy and engagement in learning through digital learning games, simulations, virtual and augmented reality. Jennifer has a M.S. in Information Technology from Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering.
From LE3 Solutions
LE3 Solutions brings a combined 25 years of experience in the resident engagement and well-being space and helps senior residential facilities ensure residents are highly engaged and that staff love coming to work each day.
Sara Kyle, Ph.D., has spent the last 13 years researching, designing, writing, and implementing resident well-being programs across the continuum of care. From leading and overseeing programming across 108 skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care communities to overseeing the charge for Holiday Retirement to transform their resident program in 260 communities, Sara is widely known and respected in the senior living industry. She presents at national conferences and serves on various advisory boards.
Kelly Stranburg, M.Ed. has worked with aging adults for over 20 years, with 13 of those specific to the senior living industry. Over the years Ms. Stranburg has supported many CCRCs and AL/MC communities. Ms. Stranburg is the creator of award-winning Argentum Best of the Best Wellness Program for 2010, 2011, and 2012. She has been a featured author in the Journal on Active Aging and been a selected speaker at national senior living and active aging conferences.
Dr. Keith Anderson is the PhD Director School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington who specializes in gerontology. Keith served on the board of Missoula (Montana) Aging Services. He was a clinical social worker at Washington Home, a nursing home and hospice in Washington, DC. His scholarship focuses on the health and well-being of older adults and their caregivers, as well as home and community-based services for older adults.
Dr. Rebecca Maudlin is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington whose research interests include aging, social integration/isolation, social network analysis, social support and generosity.
Legal and Finance
William VanCanagan is a member of the State Bar of Montana and focuses on commercial and business transactions, corporate law, business start-ups, and venture capital transactions. Clients include businesses, owners and investors in the areas of manufacturing, technology, medical devices, financial transactions, recreational products, and real estate transactions.
Christina Twohig, CPA, has served as Dunrovin Ranch's and DaysAtDunrovin's accountant for the past 15 years. Christina’s practice focuses on estate planning, trusts, and estate compliance, as well as business and personal income taxes, financial statement preparation, and consulting. She currently serves as the treasurer of the Western Montana Chapter for Elder Abuse.
Our Members Are On Our Team
The Beginning: DaysAtDunrovin.com is an unconventionally honest business that happened by accident when SuzAnne Miller collaborated with scientists to install a webcam above an ospreys’ nest. Hundreds of thousands of people logged in to watch. At the end of the osprey breeding season, scores of them asked SuzAnne to keep the webcam operating so they could continue to watch the ranch.
Hear the story directly from SuzAnne in this short video.
A Culture of Collaboration: Taking DaysAtDunrovin from a single web camera as part of a University of Montana science project to a multiple web camera broadcasting network with ambient microphones, infrared night lights, and interactive programs to transform viewers into participants was a long, winding, and expensive endeavor. It was an endeavor that involved D@D's online community in nearly every aspect through experiments and constant feedback. While it was not intentional, D@D's prolonged and experimental maturation has proven to be central to its success in serving it clients. This sense of collaboration and involvement during D@D's early years persists and has become strong cultural norm for the D@D community. It melded the onsite with the online. The result is that our D@D members have a sense of ownership and play an important role in our development and management.
About or By SuzAnne Miller
Listen to SuzAnne's interview on the New Angle Podcast as she describes how DaysAtDunrovin came to exist and thrive.