Board of Trustees
Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, Consul Général, Honorary Chairman
Andrea Kennedy, Vice Chair
The youngest of eight children, Clydene grew up in eastern Montana. Not unusual in rural life, her home was completely dependent upon the land - no running water, ranching, hunting, farming and gardening.
Clydene attended Carroll College in Helena, Montana and obtained a masters in Management Sciences at Stanford University. She led a successful career in the Silicon Valley beginning with the high-tech company Applied Materials, went on to work on Wall Street, and subsequently started a business consulting practice.
Clydene returned to Montana to launch Thompson River Ranch American Wagyu with her husband and co-partner Gary Bultman and has recently started an environmental camp for junior high school girls - Reconnecting Our Roots. The ranch has been a way to give her daughters a rich childhood experience of the outdoors. Clydene, husband Gary, and two daughters – Danielle '11 and Kate '12, are the 3rd generation ranchers in the Thompson Valley.