Staff

Laura Biddick

Staff

Allison Brannan

Team Lead

Chelsey Gundlach

Bird Team Lead

Elise Gundlach

Reptile and Small Mammals Team Lead

Elise joined the WildCare team in 2016 and is a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator from International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council certification program. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 with two B.S. degrees in Zoology and Biological Aspects of Conservation. Elise has been active in the wildlife rehabilitation field since 2011 and loves the variety of animal she sees, the medical aspects, and the fast paced atmosphere involved with wildlife rehabilitation. While she enjoys Oklahoma she thinks this state needs a bit more snow.

Adisen Hamm

Raptor Team Lead

An Oklahoma native, Adisen’s love for animals and desire to see them thrive started early. From making sure her parents stopped for every turtle crossing the road to donating her birthday money to local shelters, her interest in animal welfare was present at a young age. Adisen went on taking every opportunity to learn more about working with animals whenever possible, whether on family farms or volunteering with multiple sanctuary and rescue organizations. After relocating to Norman to attend school, Adisen was offered the opportunity to join WildCare as an Intern in 2017 and later that year as a staff member. She loves the work she does, the important mission that WildCare serves and values the skilled, knowledgeable and caring co-workers who she learns from every day.

Molly Kukawka

Small Mammal Team Lead

Linda Skaggs

Staff

Jenna Staggs

Raccoon Team Lead

This Oklahoma native joined the WildCare team as a full-time intern during the summer of 2018. Jenna graduated with a B.S. in Zoology from Oklahoma State University and went on to work at a veterinary clinic in her hometown of Tulsa. After working with domestics for two years, she decided she wanted a change and accepted a position at WildCare. Quickly she found her passion when working with Northern Raccoons. After a year at WildCare, Jenna became the Raccoon Team Leader. She loves how intelligent and curious raccoons are and enjoys watching them grow, knowing they will one day be released back into the wild. Her favorite part of wildlife rehabilitation is helping animals that have been impacted by humans and playing a role in educating the public on how to coexist with native wildlife.

Kristy Wicker

Community Liaison

As part-time Community Liaison, Kristy works with the public to effectively and compassionately handle wildlife emergencies and human-wildlife interactions in mostly urban environments. She also conducts most of our education programs. Originally from Illinois, Kristy earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois, working as a social worker for several years before returning to school to pursue a graduate degree from Texas A&M University where she received her master’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. Kristy is also an independent researcher, consulting on several projects to improve and understand animal well-being and serves as a citizen member of the City of Norman’s Animal Welfare Oversight Committee.

Kassidi Zarate

Team Lead

This Oklahoma native joined the WildCare team as a volunteer in 2016. After graduating with a B. A. in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Oklahoma, Kassidi accepted a position as an intern. Since then, she has been able to work with the variety of animals that WildCare accepts, and is now the Small Mammals Team Leader. Kassidi enjoys the many different aspects involved in her daily job, but her favorite is the unpredicatabilty and surprises every new day brings. Kassidi loves her home state and is honored to have the opportunity to give back to it.

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