Dan Kenney


After graduating from college and working for thirteen years as a professional with the Boy Scouts of America, Dan Kenney embarked on a career as a full-time self-employed taxidermist.  Starting in 1982 in Lewistown, Montana he built a successful taxidermy business, which continues today as Dan Kenney Taxidermy and Pro Mount School of Taxidermy in Billings, Montana.


Basically self-trained, Mr. Kenney developed his taxidermy skills through hard work, perseverance and continuing education course work with other highly regarded professional taxidermists. 28 years as a full-time professional taxidermist, seminars and special courses provided a vast source of knowledge and experience in almost all areas of taxidermy.


Through professional scouting Mr. Kenney received extensive training in teaching, motivation, time management, goals and goals setting, long range planning, marketing, communications and many other areas that are fundamental in running a successful business.


Pro Mount School of Taxidermy is the result of this extensive training and experience.  The unique combination of these experiences is the foundation of the curriculum of the school.  As an experienced teacher, taxidermist and business man Mr. Kenney recognizes the importance of establishing a solid foundation and understanding basic principles as the keys to insure success.  Personal attention to detail, proper skill development and a sincere desire to see the student succeed are fundamental to the teaching methods of Mr. Kenney.  Pro Mount offers a unique one on one learning experience designed to provide the student professional training for professional results.


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Karen E. Kenney, C.P.A. (Retired)


Karen Kenney is a Certified Public Account (retired) who has been in private practice for over 30 years.  Specializing in farm and ranch and small business accounting she brings a wealth of professional business experience that can be applied to professional taxidermy.

As the wife of a professional taxidermist she is in a unique position to apply proper accounting principles as they relate to operating a taxidermy business. Mrs. Kenney teaches the accounting course which offers complete training in using Quicken or QuickBooks financial software and Microsoft office software as they will apply to a taxidermy business.