Marc Brown, President (San Juan): Marc moved to San Juan Island in 2010 from Washington, DC. He earned degrees in Biology and Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz and during his studies conducted wildlife and marine research in The Gulf of California, Mexico; Mendocino, CA; and eastern Mojave Desert. Following college, Marc volunteered as a Peace Corps Aquaculture Extensionist in the Gambia, West Africa. A career twist resulted in a 32+ year career with the IRS in various locations across the US; retiring in 2014 as a National Program Manager. However, having never lost interest in marine science and wildlife he began volunteering with Wolf Hollow in June 2014 as the Volunteer Coordinator and shortly thereafter as an Animal Care Volunteer. He became a Board Member in 2015 and Board VP in 2016. Wolf Hollow provides the opportunity to merge his extensive business experience with marine sciences and wildlife interests.
Susen Oseth, Vice President (Orcas)
Cindy Hansen, Secretary (San Juan)
Julie Knight, Board Member (Lopez)
Chris Minney, Board Member (San Juan)
Susan Waters, Board Member (San Juan)
A native of southern California, Chanda has many years of experience as an arborist, wetland restoration coordinator and volunteer specialist. She earned a graduate degree from Portland State University and created TEAM Tualatin, a summer program for teens to restore natural wildlife habitats. Volunteering in the community is her passion. Chanda is a past board president for Nursing Mother’s Council of Oregon, a Girl Scout Leader, and she currently serves on the board of the Friday Harbor Film Festival.
Chanda moved with her husband and two children to San Juan Island in 2017 after living and working for five years in Saudi Arabia. Having traveled the world, she and her family feel lucky to now call San Juan Island their forever home.
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Penny has had animal experience as an intern in a marine mammal park and at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Texas before she was hired as Staff Rehabilitator at Wolf Hollow in 2007. She has a degree in zoology with emphasis in marine biology from University of Washington. She had spent a spring quarter at the University of Washington Laboratories here on the island. She always knew that she would be coming back to this place that she had come to love from her studies. Penny also brings five years of customer service and team management to Wolf Hollow. She enjoys giving a helping hand and assisting others in any way. As Staff Rehabber Penny’s work involves animal care, and training and supervising interns and animal care volunteers.
Vicki moved from Boise, Idaho to join our staff in spring 2013. She graduated from the University of Idaho in 2008 with a degree in Wildlife Resources and Conservation Biology. Her experience in animal care includes work at a bird rehabilitation center in Idaho, at an exotic animal sanctuary in Nevada and at The Wildlife Center of Virginia. As Wildlife Rehabilitator, Vicki will be involved in all aspects of animal care, and in training and supervising rehab staff, interns and volunteers.
Shona was born and raised in Scotland where she earned a degree in Biology and Environmental Science from the University of Stirling, before working for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and as a Countryside Ranger for several years. She spent two years working at a Marine Station in Sweden before moving to San Juan Island in 1990. Shona started volunteering at Wolf Hollow later that year and soon became a member of the rehab and education staff.
As our Education Coordinator, Shona’s aim is to help people learn more about local wildlife and human impacts on these animals and their habitats. She coordinates our Educational Outreach Program, produces our newsletter, “Wild Times”, works with our education birds and coordinates the Internship Program.
Mark joined us at Wolf Hollow in May 2008 after working as Hatchery Manager at Westcott Bay Sea Farms here on San Juan Island for many years. Mark’s work at Wolf Hollow involves repairing and maintaining all of our enclosures, buildings and equipment and coordinating construction of additions to our facilities.