The RAP Team

Renee King-Sonnen

Renee King-Sonnen

Renee King-Sonnen is the Founder and Executive Director of Rowdy Girl Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) non-profit with pioneering initiatives: The Rancher Advocacy Program transitions cattle ranchers and animal farmers out of animal agribusiness and Families Choosing Compassion...

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Tommy Sonnen

Tommy Sonnen

Tommy Sonnen is co-founder of Rowdy Girl Sanctuary and is a multi-generational Texas cattle rancher who retired from Dow Chemical in 2014. After over 30 years on the job, Tommy was ready to get back to his roots and revive the ranching legacy of his great-grandfather....

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Paul Magee Berry

Paul Magee Berry

Paul is a board member of Rowdy Girl Sanctuary and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Paul has also been an advocate and full-time professional in the animal protection movement for the past 25 years. He served as the first CEO of Best...

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Jody Rasch

Jody Rasch

Jody Rasch is the former Managing Trustee of VegInvest Trust, a private equity trust that specializes in companies that reduce animal use and promotes a vegan lifestyle. Prior to this he headed the Social Performance Group at Moody’s Corporation working on projects...

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Greg Litus

Greg Litus

Dr. Greg Litus serves as Manager of the Western Colorado Research Center working to support the various research and public service programs that are initiated by resident and visiting scientists at each of the three research stations.  Through the 1980’s and 90’s he...

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Jane Velez Mitchell

Jane Velez Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell is a television and social media journalist and author. She is the founder of #JaneUnChained, a digital news network for animal rights and the vegan lifestyle which uses more than 60 volunteer contributors from around the world to showcase vegan...

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Denis Vidmar

Denis Vidmar

Denis is a second generation Mushroom farmer on a mission to heal the Planet with the power of Fungi. He’s the founder of THEMUSHHUB CO., an everything Fungi company, with a line of Fungi foods, beverages and snacks, launching within the plant based, vegan and gluten...

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Nikki Bollaert

Nikki Bollaert

Nikki has worked in the field of development and philanthropy for 25 years, building development programs at nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions, and working with animal advocacy organizations through her consulting practice. Nikki received a BA...

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Our core team consists of Reneé King-Sonnen, Tommy Sonnen, Paul Magee Berry, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Jody Rasch, and Greg Litus. Together we consult regarding rancher transition, business planning, media relations, financial consulting, and veganic farm expertise. We also have a Rancher Coalition that consists of a multitude of professional volunteers that help with technology, research, clerical, social media, and other needs as RAP deems necessary to advance our mission and objectives.