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Elation, Inc.

We help people and organizations achieve extraordinary outcomes by elevating the ways they think.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Business Products
  • Location Cody, WY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2012
  • Employees 14
  • Website

Company Summary

We provide educational materials and exercises in a structured format for the development of personal potential to employees and work teams that help them consistently function at higher levels of effectiveness and satisfaction. We do this through direct engagement and will soon provide it through an innovative software platform to deliver small increments of content in a steady stream to participants with a tightly integrated feedback mechanism.


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    Stephen P. Shandera
    Chief Learning Officer

    Steve began his civilian healthcare career in 1987 at St. Vincent Healthcare. In 1997 Steve joined the executive leadership team as Vice President of Clinical and Support Services, a position he held until 2010. His military career, which began in 1979, spanned more than 27 years of combined active and reserve service and included two deployments and three years as Commander of Montana’s only Army Reserve Hospital.

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    Joseph Soria
    Director of Software Engineering

    Joe has a deep history in software development and database management. His most recent role as a manager of Systems Engineering at Bresnan Communications built on prior experience at ICG Communications, Latis Networks and Jato Communications. Joe is particularly good at managing teams of developers in highly complex engineering projects. Joe attended Central Christian College.

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    Erika Willis
    Director of Business Engagement

    Elation was fortunate to attract Erika away from her former position as CEO of S.T.E.P., an organization that for more than 35 years has been instrumental in the evolution of care and support to individuals and families impacted by developmental disabilities. Before joining S.T.E.P., Erika was the Chief Development Officer for the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming. She has a Masters of Science in Mental Health and Rehab Counseling from Montan

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    Mike Nicholes
    Senior Coach and Curriculum Developer

    Mike is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. He has worked at Saint Vincent Hospital since 1981, and until joining Elation, served as the Clinical Coordinator at St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Department. Prior to joining Saint Vincent Healthcare, Mike worked in Child Protective Services in Billings. Mike’s areas of expertise include teaching, facilitating, and group interaction.

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    J. Jeff Oxley
    General Counsel and Secretary

    Jeff served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for both Integra Telecom and Eschelon Telecom, which he joined in 1999. Previously, Jeff served as Asst Attorney General for Minnesota and product-marketing manager at Oracle Corp. Jeff has a BA in Economics from Stanford, an MA in Economics from Yale University and a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School. Jeff clerked at the Minnesota Supreme Court.


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    Brad Bonner (Cody) & Duncan Peete (Moulton Law Firm in Billings)
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    Leo O'Brien & Co.

Previous Investors

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    Karen & Russell Fagg
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    Fitzsimmons Energy, L.L.C.
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    Mike Woods