Press Release

October 30, 2018

Three Trustees Elected to Wildlife for Everyone Foundation Board

State College, PA – The Wildlife For Everyone Foundation, the not-for-profit organization committed to wildlife conservation and education in Pennsylvania, recently elected three new trustees to its Board of Directors. The incoming trustees will serve three-year terms through 2021.

Blair SoarsBlair Soars has been the sole proprietor of Pneu Dart, Inc., a manufacturer of remote drug delivery (RDD) systems used to medicate or capture cattle and cervid herds for treatment, since 2001. Under his leadership, production and distribution have increased by more than 700% globally. In 1986, Soars co-founded North American Communications, a privately held long distance interexchange carrier. Under his direction, North American Communications launched one of the first Internet Service Platforms in Pennsylvania along with Opti-Script, Inc., a medical transcription company where he was appointed and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. Soars has served on the boards of a variety of organizations throughout central Pennsylvania. A graduate of Bucknell University, Soars and his wife reside in the Williamsport area.

Carl RoePrior to his retirement from the public sector, Carl Roe served as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission for over eight years, following his role as Strategic Planner. Under his tenure as Executive Director, the Pennsylvania Game Commission successfully managed an extraordinary amount of land for wildlife conservation. After graduation from Virginia Tech, where he received a BA in Political Science, Roe was commissioned in the United States Army. During his service he had four overseas tours including Vietnam, Germany, Panama and El Salvador. As Garrison Commander of Fort Bliss, Texas, he was responsible for all post operations including the management of 1.2 million acres of land and all related environmental and wildlife issues. He received numerous awards and decorations and retired as a Colonel after 30 years of service.

Roe holds masters degrees in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas, in Management from Salve Regina University and in Public Administration from Penn State University. Most recently he served on the Pennsylvania Board of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Hawk Mountain Board of Directors and the Planning Commission for the Borough of Carlisle. He and his wife live in Carlisle.

Jerry ReganJerry Regan recently transitioned from President of the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation to the Foundation Board of Directors. In his new role as trustee, Regan will oversee the new $1.8 million Wildlife Center and trail project, planned for groundbreaking in the summer of 2019. Previously, Regan served as the President of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary where he spearheaded the capital project to build a fully accessible trail that was recognized as the best accessible trail in the country by the American Trails Association in 2017. He led the effort to build the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art in Millersburg, Pa and has curated numerous exhibits highlighting the artwork of renowned nature artists. He worked 10 years for Cornell University as the Deputy Director of the Johnson Museum of Art and as a Major Gifts Officer. He is a graduate of Shippensburg University where he completed an MBA. Jerry and his wife live in State College.

The vision of the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation is to be the leading advocate for wildlife conservation in Pennsylvania. The foundation was formed in 2004 to provide all wildlife enthusiasts with a way to show their commitment through much-needed financial support for wildlife conservation efforts and education. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised millions of dollars to support projects including wildlife and wetland habitat improvements, creek and lake restorations, the Seedlings for Schools program and student educational opportunities. The Foundation's mission connects all wildlife and nature enthusiasts to the great outdoors, including birders, hunters, anglers, students and anyone with an appreciation for nature's treasures. For more information, visit

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