I am very happy to join California Wildlife Center as their new Executive Director as of late January 2016. The staff and volunteers have been incredibly welcoming and have impressed me with both their skill level and dedication to our mission.
Most recently I was the Executive Director of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, working on spay/neuter, adoptions and relocations of companion animals as well as serving as a Commissioner to the Department of Animal Services for the City of Los Angeles. Previous to that, I was at a privately funded nonprofit, the Found Animals Foundation whose focus was adoption, microchips and sterilization. This is my first experience working with wild animals and while I have a lot to learn, what I have found that wild and companion animals have in common are fiercely dedicated advocates whose mission to speak on behalf of those without a voice.
It’s an exciting time to join CWC and I look forward to seeing the organization grow and flourish. I would also like to thank all of you who have supported CWC and continue to prioritize our vision for the future of native California species.