BILL SUTLEY

Executive Director, The Ranch For Kids Project
Bill Sutley

Bill Sutley is the Executive Director for The Ranch for Kids Project, Inc., an innovative therapy program based in Eureka, Montana that serves adopted children with attachment disorders such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Reactive Attachment Disorder.  In this role, Bill oversees all operations, staff and treatment at the ranch. He also plays an integral role in the program’s education curriculum, teaching financial literacy and a morals and manners course for all program participants

Bill is the son of Joyce Sterkel, founder of The Ranch for Kids, and has been integral in ranch operations for more than a decade.  Bill has managed the care of more than 700 children at the ranch and has completed extensive study in the care and treatment of attachment disorders in children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or prenatal exposure to alcohol. This work has been hailed as groundbreaking and covered by outlets such as CNNThe CBS Early ShowNewsweek, People magazine, Time magazine, and the New York Times.

Prior to his work with The Ranch for Kids, Bill worked as an electrical   engineer for six years.  He holds a Bachelor Science degree from The University of Wyoming, is certified as a MANDT System Instructor, and holds both his CPR and First Aid certifications.  Bill has also benefited from personal experience of having five adopted siblings, three of whom are from Russia.  Bill lives on a ranch in Eureka with his wife, Elena, where they enjoy time with family in the great outdoors of Northwestern Montana. 

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