Director of Development
Job scope: Doug works with development staff and volunteers in strategic planning and implementation of all fundraising for the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute.
History: Before coming to the Institute, Doug was Vice President of Development for four states with the American Heart Association.
Favorite organism and why: Wolves. Along with their majestic beauty, wolves live in social networks and families that are similar to ours. They face many of the same challenges, with what Doug sees as courage and integrity.
Comfort food: Grilled Salmon
Fantasy travel destination: Anywhere warm with sun, sand, and ocean.
Director of Education Services
Job scope: Hatton works with all of our Educations Services staff and creates short and long term solutions that include Certificate Programs, Workshops, Online Courses and Design Challenges.
History: Hatton taught as an adjunct faculty member in Boston, Colorado, and Montana; created nonprofit organizations to activate systemic change in inner-city Denver schools; operated a private high school that incorporated distance learning and experiential education; taught in a public school setting; and served on several task forces and committees advising public school systems in Colorado and Montana. Before all of that, she worked on film sets and in post-production houses around Boston and Denver.
Favorite organism and why: River Otter. Ever since the first time she saw them dive and play, Hatton realized her own limitations being connected to gravity on the ground. If she could move the way her imagination dictates, Hatton would look like a river otter.
Fantasy travel destination: Thailand. Hatton would love to be able to rock climb and surf in the same day!
Hidden talent: Spontaneous, tear-inducing LAUGHTER
Nicole Hagerman Miller
Director of Client Services
Job scope:Nicole joined Biomimicry 3.8 in September 2012 as director of client services. Prior to Biomimicry 3.8 she worked in both the public and private sector focusing on global business development and sustainability.
History: As Managing Director of the Montana World Trade Center the key focus of her work increased global business opportunities for Montana companies by developing and implementing programs to accelerate the transformation of Montana companies into globally recognized, export-oriented and innovation driven businesses. Prior to joining MWTC she was Director of International Sourcing for Overstock.com. She built the global sourcing division from scratch into integral role in the company contributing to over $35 Million in sales. Through her work in sourcing she became dedicated to improving the company’s social and environmental compliance standards. In 2009, Nicole created an internal standard and to reduce impacts of the company’s supply chain and private label products and provide transparency to Overstock.com customers.
Nicole holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Montana. She is a Fellow of Columbia University’s American Assembly Next Generation Project- a review of U.S. Global Policy and the Future of International Institutions. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Digital IQ Magazine and received the Utah Business “Forty under 40” Award for her work at Overstock.com. In 2010 she was appointed to the U.S. Industry Trade Advisory Committee- public-private partnership jointly managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of United States Trade Representative that engages business leaders in formulating U.S. trade policy- for Small and Minority owned Businesses. She is also a Montana Ambassador, appointed by Governor Brian Schweitzer. Nicole serves on the Board of Directors for Montana Community Development Corporation and the University of Montana School of Business Administration Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs. Nicole is a co-owner of House Design Studio, a small business in Missoula, Montana, selling modern, contemporary and sustainably crafted furniture, home décor, gifts and interior design services.