kevin m. dee, president
richard orduna, senior associate
patricia dolese, senior associate
jennifer barnard, senior associate
Kevin Dee specializes in leadership development, organizational development, management coaching, mediation, and change management.
Dee holds a master's degree in education from Vanderbilt University with an emphasis in administration. Prior to starting his own management and consulting business, Dee held a variety of leadership positions in Business, Education and Healthcare. In his own 22 year management consulting practice, Dee has conducted training workshops throughout the U.S. and internationally in both traditional and wilderness settings. Dee has also facilitated strategic planning and company-wide reorganizational projects for both small and large-scale organizations. In these efforts, Dee's emphasis is always on creating successful measurable results.
Dee is sought out for group facilitation and training, re-organizational efforts, conflict resolution, team development and as a coach. Dee's training approach is direct, experiential and engaging with a focus on what works and how to create the results you want.
Dee is a member in good standing of: The American Society of Quality, The Society for Human Resource management, Experiential Education Association, Council of Management consultants, The Employee Management Association and The International Coaching Federation.
"Our leadership program has been a
, exciting program that delves more deeply than just skills development. It is a holistic approach to becoming a manager and/or a leader. Kevin has been superb in his role as facilitator - strategically walking us through personal and professional growth!"
- Human Resource Manager, Doyon, Limited
Ricardo Orduna is a CPA licensed in Alaska and serves as a consultant for finance departments and conducts audits and financial reorganization for many of KMD�s clients throughout Alaska and elsewhere. Ordunais based in Denver and works in Alaska and Mexico.
Ordunais an expert in turning financial departments around to highperforming teams.
He assists organizations develop effective systems and reporting methods that in turn deliver value. Orduna has worked extensively in rural Alaska for the past twenty years.
Patty Dolese specializes in leadership development, life skill coaching with an emphasis on building personal and professional balance, stress management, nutritional coaching, team building, and wilderness education.
An expert wilderness guide, Dolese founded her own sea kayak company in 1984 running trips and courses in Baja Mexico and Homer, Alaska for over 12 years. She also co-founded a non-profit organization that offers programs in wilderness education, sea kayaking and natural history skills for youth and adults. She currently owns and operates a retreat center in Homer, Alaska with her husband.
Dolese co-facilitates �Leadership from the Inside Out� trainings and is sought out for her exceptional life coaching skills.
Jennifer Barnard is a highly skilled Senior associate with a strong background in human resources and accounting. Barnard assists organizations to streamline and improve their processes creating results that inspire and bring teams together to achieve high quality results. Her collaborative approach towards creating high performance organizations with diverse groups and industries is exemplary. Prior to coming to KMD, Barnard held leadership positions in Human Resources and Accounting. Barnard provides Human Resources services and Accounting services consulting to create high performance teams.
Barnard holds a Master�s in Business with a focus on Human Resources and Behavioral Psychology. She has been very involved in volunteering her time to support her military family and other military families at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson and has received numerous awards for her work.
Jill Dean specializes in employment law consulting. Her focus is on integrating her legal knowledge, training and experience with HR practices and procedures to help businesses proactively avoid employment problems while facilitating their growth and prosperity.
Ms. Dean received her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and has practiced law in Alaska for 25 years, most recently as a hearing attorney for the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights. She now offers employment law consulting services to Alaska businesses.
Ms. Dean provides a variety of services to help employers avoid liability and conform their business practices to the best business practices. She provides customized legal compliance audits, policy and procedure review and development, training and investigations to large and small, private and public businesses in Alaska. Ms. Dean�s knowledge of the current federal, state and local employment laws combined with her practical knowledge of day to day business practices makes her assistance practical and invaluable.
Ms. Dean is a member in good standing of the Alaska Bar Association including the Employment Law, Corporate Counsel and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections, the Society of Human Resource Management, The Chugiak Eagle River Women in Business Association and the Chugiak and Palmer Chambers of Commerce