The Peregrine Global Foundation was formed in 2018 out of a desire by Dr. Olin Oedekoven and Laurel Vicklund to give more to those in need. Through their worldwide experiences with Peregrine Global Services, they saw how important it is to develop leaders who possess the right skills and values-based approaches to solving problems and the need to continually improve the delivery of quality higher education to those who want to learn. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and volunteers, and the foresight and commitment of visionary leaders, we have many successes to celebrate together.

Since its inception, Peregrine Global Foundation has demonstrated that it could serve the interests of donors, organizations, communities, and individuals. The foundation has provided critical funding to nonprofits, including Junior Achievement, SNHU Global Education Movement, and United Way. As those connected to the foundation saw the advantages of philanthropy, the number of donors and the size of gifts increased. Four years since founding the Peregrine Global Foundation, the support of donors and partnerships have allowed the foundation to give over $145,000 and leverage partner resources to make $300,000 worth of impact.

Partnering with other organizations like ACBSP to promote quality higher education.

We believe each person has the potential to do great things.

Peregrine Global conducted leadership development workshops in Ghana by focusing on values-based leadership, communications, and service to community.

Peregrine contributed $100,000 to Gillette College officials to help spark creative business programs.


Laurel Vicklund
President & Co-Founder

Laurel Vicklund is a professional environmental scientist who has received national awards for her work in protecting wildlife and the environment. Laurel is deeply driven to make a difference in both education and environmental causes around the world.

Kayla Vos
Vice President

Kayla Vos is a service-focused leader who has led her team to provide exceptional customer service and effective client management during her 10+ year tenure at Peregrine. Kayla is passionate about increasing access to education to ensure individuals are able to achieve their full potential.

David Sutter
Executive Director

David Sutter is a professional engineer who holds several degrees, licenses and credentials from various universities and programs. Dave is passionate about improving educational opportunities around the world.

Lara Miller

Lara Miller is the Director of Client Engagement for Peregrine Global Services. She is a supportive leader and champion for customer service and growth. Lara has an expansive professional background within municipal government, nonprofit organizations, legal, and private sectors. Lara’s background and experience with nonprofit organizations makes her an important resource for the foundation.

Deanna Edmondson

Deanna Edmondson takes pride in being part of a “more than just for-profit business” with a team that embraces its ability to make a positive change in the world. “I am grateful for life’s challenges and victories, and I will use the clarity, understanding, and growth to create value and influence others. I embrace the different perspectives of others as this is a daily reminder of what I love most about life – community.”

Katalin Kovacs
Board Member

Kati Kovacs is passionate about advancing societies by improving education around the world. She’s a higher education and accreditation specialist with 20 years of experience. Kati is a firm believer in our responsibility to provide quality and relevant education to students across the globe and as such makes it her mission to help higher education institutions improve and aid the success of societies.

Desha Matuska
Board Member

Desha Matuska is a fantastic communicator, problem-solver, and never hesitates to jump in to help when is needed. A young professional, Desha graduated with an Associate of Science in Business Administration and Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management. Desha sees her role as an opportunity to help learners be successful.