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Our Team

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Craig Moran
Education Manager
MA Education

Craig Moran received a bachelor of science in biology with minors in psychology and geography from Southwest Missouri University. He also has a master's in education from Pacific Lutheran University. He began working with raptors in 1980 as a Bald Eagle researcher at Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, MO. Craig has been a licensed falconer since 1988. He became a full-time zookeeper and educator, continuing to work with Bald Eagles in education programs and presented a paper published in “Animal Keeping Forum” on the Bald Eagle breeding program in Fresno, CA. He spent three years researching Golden Eagle capture, banding, and release projects for Wildlife Research Institute in Montana. He presents environmental concepts and avian biology for zoo volunteer trainees, educational programs on raptor biology and ecology to audiences ranging from elementary students to adults for various organizations. He served as Conservation Chairmen for Rainier Audubon Society and the Education Coordinator for Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Virginia. Collectively Craig has dedicated most of his working life to understanding raptors and their important role in global ecology. His passion is to help students and adults have a broader understanding of the important value raptors have in the world today. With his many years with exotic and raptor education, his programs on animal ecology, animal behavior, and animal care have created interesting and informative programs. 

 

Craig is a member of the following associations:

  • National Falconers Association

  • Washington Falconers Association

  • Raptor Research Foundation

  • International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

  • International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators  (IAATE) 

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Scott Sipe
Kitten Manger


 

Scott came in to help as a volunteer with our kitten program and shared his leadership and organization skills once on-board.  That was in 2020.  Today, he serves as the chief caretaker of the kittens in our Feral Kitten Tamers Program.  On a daily basis, he ensures our kittens are fed and housing cleaned.  He manages inventory and care support (food, litter, enrichment) for the program. He coordinates  with the staff of the Sawyer Lake Veterinary Hospital to ensure all the kittens get the required shots, health checks and any medical conditions handled prior to adoption.  He also ensures any emergent sick kittens get the care they need and are given any medical care or medicine required.

 

Scott coordinates with our humane partners and we as is appropriate, receive animals from Tacoma-Pierce County Humane Society, and Harriet’s  Homeless Pets, in ______ WA.  They work with PSWC to help provide some spay/neuter services for animals that they transfer to us and have helped spay some that came in locally which we take to them.  We have two veterinarians at Sawyer Lake Veterinary Hospital that provide some surgical care and nearly all other the veterinary care.  


He is the main contact for all kitten adoptions, setting appointments, interviewing pet adoption applicants and processing the applications through adoption. He also tracks all the kittens coming in and going  and processes their paperwork in Pet Point.  To let people know about our kittens, he  the kittens on Pet Finder.  He keeps all the statistics for the program and reports to the BOD major program accomplishments or challenges and needs. 

 

Since we have no  cat shelter in Covington, Maple Valley, Ravensdale, or Enumclaw the need for this program continues to grow in S. King County.

Scott is a retired Army Field Artillery Officer (Major), Iraq war veteran and served overseas in Korea and Germany. Scott has worked with software for many years.  He is an Microsoft Alumni, NRA member and proud gun owner.

Scott also has an Electrical Engineering degree and has a Engineer in Training certificate.

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Jen Gould
Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator

direct email: wildlifesupport@pugetsoundwildcare.org

 

Jen has worked in animal medicine and wildlife rehabilitation for many years. Beginning in 2010, she completed a veterinary externship at Sawyer Lake Veterinary Hospital. Following, she volunteered at South Sound Critter Care, now known as Puget Sound Wildcare. During her time volunteering, she found a passion for wildlife. She continued to work as a veterinary assistant for the hospital and helped with wildlife rehabilitation in the center. In 2014 she received her wildlife rehabilitation license with a raptor endorsement and has continued to help wildlife in need, currently acting as our licensed wildlife rehabilitator. She is a member of both the IWRC and the WWRA and recently completed a continuing education program on raptors through the University of Minnesota raptor center. 

Jen is a member of the following associations:

  • International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC)

  • WA Wildlife Rehabilitation Association  (WWRA)

  • Raptor Endorsement, WDFW Wildlife Rehabilitation Program

  • CPR and First AID

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Sasha Greeneschmitz, BS
Internship Coordinator

Sasha is a recent graduate from the University of Puget Sound. She found her love for animal care and medicine when she was an intern at the Marine Mammal Center in California from 2016-2017. She was a pre-veterinary intern here at PSWC from the fall of 2020 to the summer of 2021. After finishing the program, she became a veterinary assistant and our internship coordinator and now oversees the organization and training of our wildlife and pre-veterinary interns. She has revamped our intern training materials to include not only animal handling and care information but information about understanding subtle behavioral cues that can aid in keeping both our animals and our interns safe. Since the center has reopened she has been assisting our wildlife staff to aid in rehabilitation. Now that she has graduated from college, she is developing skills in nature educational programming.  Her first program for PSWC is "Hanging with Bats".
 

  • WA Wildlife Rehabilitation Assn (NWRA)

  • Certified for CPR and First Aid

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Allison Bjornstad, BS, MS,  WA Wildlife Rehabilitation Sub-permitee

Allison graduated from South Dakota State University in 2020 with her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science majoring in Human Biology, Microbiology and minored in Chemistry.  In 2021, she was awarded with a master's degree in Human Biology.  She participated in research studying the effects of land use change on disease prevalence in wildlife with her literary review as well as in Peru. While in Peru she worked as a research assistant for Field Projects International studying birds, bats, some reptiles, and both large and small mammals. Along with her passion for wildlife research, Allison also enjoys sharing that knowledge with the public. While working in education at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium she became a certified interpretive guide with the National Association of Interpretation. She continues to use these public program making skills with PSWC during her internship. In 2023 she led the Storming the Sound with Salmon event in conjunction with the Federal Way School District to teach fourth graders how to interact with nature. She has also assisted with organizing the start-up of animal care for the 2023 rehabilitation summer and is now listed as a sub-permittee under Jen Gould on the WA permit.

 

Publications:
   The Relationship between Land Use Change and Disease Prevalence

    The Effects of Exposure to two Different Songs on the Growth of Microorganisms


Memberships:
   National Association of Interpretation

    WA Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
 

Certifications:
   CPR and First Aid

    Certified Interpretive Guide

    Whale Entanglement 1

Yun Byeon, DVM

Veterinarian

Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator

Dr. Yun is a 2022 graduate of the Ross University of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) at St. Kitts & Nevis. She had her clinical year training at the University of Minnesota (UMN), with 4 weeks of full time rotation at the world famous UMN Raptor Center learning current raptor medicine and rehabilitation techniques.

After earning her BA degree in Cognitive Sciences at Rice University in 2013, Dr. Yun started volunteering at Puget Sound WildCare (2014) where her love for wildlife developed. She participated in the Wildlife Internship program (2015-16) and became the Wildlife Rehabilitator and Intern Manager (2017-18) where she helped teach and train undergraduate and veterinary students in the art of wildlife rehabilitation. She passed the Washington Wildlife Rehabilitation Exam in September 2018  with a raptor endorsement and worked at Sawyer Lake Veterinary Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant to build skills with domestic animals. Her valuable experience in doing first-line supervision and experience with a wide variety of species contributed to advancing her admission into veterinary school in 2019. By this time she had over 4000 hours of wildlife rehabilitation experience.

Dr. Yun made it onto the Dean's List as well as the President's List during her time at RUSVM, and served on the SAVMA Executive Board as the Webmaster. She has now returned as a licensed veterinarian to continue her work saving animals, promoting wildlife conservation, and continuing to train college interns, pre-veterinary students, and veterinary students as they explore their passion in wildlife rehabilitation and veterinary medicine. She has special interests in wildlife rehabilitation, veterinary forensics, and small animal surgery.

In her free time, Dr. Yun is a digital artist and video game streamer, and lives with her coconut retriever (AKA Caribbean Supermutt) Alisaie and her cat Robin.

Dr. Yun is a member of:

  • National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association (NWRA)

  • International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC)

  • WA Wildlife Rehabilitation Association (WWRA)

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

  • USDA-APHIS National Veterinary Accreditation Program  (NAN Number: 099686)

  • International Veterinary Forensic Science Association (IVFSA)

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Jan White, DVM

Executive Director

Wildlife Rehabilitator

Direct Email: Director@PugetSoundWildCare.org

Dr. White is a UC-Davis (CA) Veterinary graduate (1990) and one of the earliest Corrections and Social Welfare from Sacramento State University (1975). She has always seen community work as a priority. She was of the earliest veterinarians to have an educational focus on native wildlife rehabilitation. She entered an MS degree program in Social Work and left it to complete an application to UC Davis Veterinary School.   Alida Morzenti, MS trained her in falconry methods and raptor rehabilitation, at UC Raptor Center (UC Davis) in the mid-1970s and later taught course work at UC in the early 1990s as a graduate.  She worked in various capacities from a Board Member to Executive Director of the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) and was a shared BOD member to the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) for many years.  She led the charge to develop a set of National Wildlife Rehabilitation Standards while on both boards of directors and was awarded a significant achievement award from the NWRA for getting the first set of minimum standards established in the United States.  The IWRC also acknowledged her contributions to the wildlife rehabilitation field when she left that ED position in the late 1980s.  Dr. White wrote the first Wildlife Rehabilitation 1AB Manual, which was used in the IWRC Skills Seminar Program (taught worldwide) for 30+ years.  A new manual is now in use for which she wrote the forward to introduce to a new generation of wildlife rehabilitators.  She worked on many oil spill responses in the 1980s and 1990s and learned the details of caring for seabirds literally with the birds in her hands. She helped in research to find ways to offset the effects of oil on birds.  These birds are difficult to provide care and in this period of time, wildlife rehabilitators learned how to do it successfully.  Dr. White has trained wildlife rehabilitators via the skills seminars, oiled wildlife training programs, and trains potential wildlife care professionals from veterinary technicians, veterinary doctors, and wildlife rehabilitators to this day.  Our veterinary internship program has ushered many new veterinary students into professional school to hopefully return to her chosen profession.  Dr. White has worked hard with many other contributors in her life to produce professional journal articles on how to successfully rear and release many wildlife species in the journal of IWRC, which laid the path for many wildlife rehabilitators to follow the path that she has made.  At PSWC, she is the chief trainer for the internship program and has worked to develop a very detailed online training program with the help of many staff and interns over the years.  This program involves online training, in-person training, and skills and online testing. On Nov. 6, 2018, the WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife revoked the permit for Puget Sound WildCare.   That decision was appealed on Nov. 18, 2018.  Their decision was overturned April 18, 2022.  We then  had to rebuild the center to meet new standards of care which changed in 2020.   Additionally, in 2023, we added an adjacent piece of land (2.66 acres) to our current center which makes it 3.66 acres which has added space to house our education and kitten tamer programs.  We plan one more purchase to reconstitute the original 5 acre parcel.  In 2022-23, Dr. White completed continuing  50 hours of education course work to relicense for wildlife rehabilitation.  That included updating her HAZWOPER training for oil spill work,  conference training with HEROES  4 Wildlife on a range of topics regarding  current wildlife rehabilitation methods for species commonly found in wildlife rehabilitation centers.As the ED of PSWC, she oversees the programs operated by staff and implemented by the Board of Directors.  She is unpaid in her work.  She has many publications in the field and is largely acknowledged for her efforts to transition the field of wildlife rehabilitation from a group of dedicated early workers to a professional trade with career jobs.

 

Dr. White is a member of the following associations:

 

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) (35 years)

WA State Veterinary Association (WSVMA)

USDA-APHIS National Veterinary Accreditation Program  (NAN Number: 040096)

Life Member, International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC)

Member, National Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Association (NWRA)

Member, WA Wildlife Rehabilitation Association (WWRA)

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