Personnel

John B. Cole, Ph.D.

April 3, 2024

John serves CDCB as the Chief Research and Development Officer. Before coming to CDCB, he spent three years as the Senior Vice President, Research and…


Chip Donatone

April 3, 2024

Welcome to Chip Donatone, who joined CDCB on February 5 as Dairy Data Architect. Chip brings more than 30 years of experience in software development, IT management and operations,…


Rob Cooper

October 12, 2023

With more than 25 years of non-profit leadership and development experience, Rob Cooper brings expertise in non-profit organizations – from strategic planning and board development…


Tanji Wendorff

September 26, 2023

Tanji has worked in multiple industries over her 21-year career. In 2007, she joined the US Air Force, specializing in supply chain management. After two…


Malia Caputo, PhD

June 9, 2023

Malia (Martin) Caputo, PhD, began a postdoctoral appointment at CDCB in May, 2023. Malia received her bachelor’s degree in animal science with a minor in…


Courtney Hoff

June 9, 2023

Courtney joined the CDCB in May 2023 as a Data Support Specialist. Courtney graduated with a Bachelor’s in animal sciences from Cornell University in 2018…


Taylor Marie McWhorter, Ph.D.

March 17, 2023

Geneticist Taylor M. McWhorter, Ph.D., joined CDCB as a Geneticist in February 2023. Taylor studied at the University of Georgia (Athens, GA), where she received…


Katie Schmitt

February 28, 2023

Raised on a dairy farm in central Minnesota, Katie Schmitt began her tenure with CDCB in the spring of 2023 as Outreach Specialist. Before joining…


Andres Legarra, Ph.D

February 28, 2023

Andres Legarra joined CDCB as Senior Geneticist, effective January 1, 2023. He works on genetic improvement of livestock with strong emphasis in genetic evaluation with…


Heather Adams Enzenauer, Ph.D.

October 21, 2022

Heather Adams Enzenauer, Ph.D., started with the CDCB as an Applied Geneticist in September 2022. Before CDCB, Heather worked as a genomic specialist and research…


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