Sou grew up in the Middle East, which wasn’t quite the landscape for the Great Bear. At the young age of eleven, she was introduced to the World Wildlife Fund by a teacher and was hooked. She went door-to-door selling chocolate and spreading the message, but most people were confused by her passion for wildlife. Sou now resides in beautiful Missoula, Montana with her four-year-old daughter and husband where every day is treasured for its unique beauty. They owned a successful television production company in Missoula until selling it in 2011. Sou came to Vital Ground after viewing Animal Planet’s Growing Up Grizzly episode about Doug Seus, his bears and The Vital Ground Foundation. She felt the message of the show was powerful and was compelled to do her part immediately. Investing the time to educate local communities about Vital Ground’s mission is always on her mind. Sou now serves as a Trustee and is the Chair of Vital Ground’s Grizzly Council.