Wolf Hollow News

Meet our New Executive Director

We welcome Amy Saxe-Eyler as Wolf Hollow’s new Executive Director.

IMG_1339Amy is a seasoned finance leader with a personal passion for observing and preserving natural resources and wildlife.  She earned a Bachelors Degree in Business from Indiana University in 1993 and has held leadership positions in finance, banking and most recently at the local electric co-op.  She is excited to bring her skills to Wolf Hollow, an organization that so closely mirrors her core values.

Amy first fell in love with the San Juan Islands while visiting in 2001, and became a full time resident of Orcas Island in 2009.  She recently served as the Manager of Member Services and Energy Savings at OPALCO, where she most enjoyed working one on one with members, students, and businesses to explore ways to conserve energy resources.  She has a long history of volunteering and fundraising at a number of schools, and was an exhibit interpreter at the Seattle Aquarium. She has served on the boards of Salmonberry School and the Friends of Moran on Orcas Island.

Amy moved from Orcas to San Juan Island in 2015 with her husband and 10 year old daughter.  Together, they enjoy kayaking, bird watching, and exploring the many beautiful trails and parks in San Juan and surrounding counties.

Our thanks to Julie Duke who was our Executive Director for the past two years. After stepping down from this position, she joined our Board of Directors and is helping provide a smooth transition as Amy steps into this role.

Wine Dinner at Coho

Special Wine Dinner at Coho, May 20th

Coho Restaurant in Friday Harbor will host a special wine dinner with Côte Bonneville on May 20th to benefit Wolf Hollow.
Don’t miss this opportunity to savor delicious gourmet food paired with excellent wines. Please visit Coho’s web site for details.


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Wolf Hollow Open House and Baby Shower

Wolf Hollow Open House and Baby Shower

Over 135 people joined us on a beautiful sunny day for guided tours of the rehab center, presentations from our education birds, to meet staff and board members and to find out more about what we do at Wolf Hollow.
Our thanks to Kraig Hansen and San Juan Transit for providing the free shuttle bus, to volunteers Suzanne Bryner and Parin Columna for parking cars, Jill Berger for being our official photographer and Nikki Ruggiero for organizing the delicious snacks. 
Thanks to everyone who came by to enjoy our Open House and bring all kinds of great gifts from our Baby Shower Wish List.

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Scout Helps Build Aviary

Scouts Help to Rebuild Aviary

Local Scout, Max Mattox, and his family, friends and fellow scouts in Troop 4090 helped rebuild a Songbird Aviary at Wolf Hollow as Max’s Eagle Scout Project. They had fun taking down the old aviary and rebuilding the new one, which is now completed and ready for our busy summer season. Funds for this project were generously donated in memory of Raymond Van Buskirk.

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