Rylie grew up in Seattle and is proud to call Washington home. She began gaining wildlife rehabilitation experience in 2015 while attending Western Washington University, where she completed an interdisciplinary degree bringing Animal Husbandry and Wildlife Ecology together. During this time she volunteered many hours at Whatcom County Humane Society’s Wildlife Rehab Center and also completed their internship program. Rylie went on to do an internship at an accredited Wildcat Sanctuary, where she fulfilled her dream to work safely and professionally with big cats. Before finding her way to San Juan Island to pursue her next goal of earning a wildlife rehabilitation permit in WA, Rylie worked as a vet assistant with domestic felines. As our seasonal wildlife rehabber, Rylie will spend the next six months assisting other staff in animal care and training interns and volunteers.