Saola Foundation wants to save the saola from extinction and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization registered in the USA with the highest level of corporate governance.

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Copyright © 2018 Saola Foundation. All rights reserved. Saola Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3).

Yos Wagenmans

Yos is a high school student from Seattle who has been fascinated by nature since a young age. He is bewildered by the fact that no scientist has ever seen a saola in the wild and he wants to do his small part to change the saola's endangered species status. Yos aspires to become an engineer in the future, but that doesn’t take away his passion for wildlife. In this role, Yos is responsible for overseeing the strategic plan of the Foundation. His varied background in websites and social media outreach provided the base for The Saola Foundation.

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Melissa Keomoungkhoun

Melissa is a Marketing Event Coordinator at Sorenson Communications. She is from Dallas, Texas and holds a B.A. in Advertising & Public Relations and an M.S. in Hospitality & Tourism Management from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2015 and 2016. Her varied background in advertising and community outreach provided the base for The Saola Foundation. When she is not working, she is the happiest traveling, experiencing new food and volunteering to give back to the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community. 


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Meet the Team

Board of Directors

Vilat Keomoungkhoun

Chairman of the Board

William Robichaud

Member and SWG Coordinator

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Professor Michele Thompson


Yos Wagenmans

Executive Director

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Adjunct Professor Andrew C. Holman CPA


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