Who We Are

Lisa Rowe

Lisa Rowe

Director of Operations & Wildlife Rehabilitator

Lisa started with the Center as a volunteer in 1994 and became a staff member shortly after that. She holds her Advanced Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitation License and specializes in the rehabilitation and care of rodents, with her particular favorite being woodchucks.

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Mandy Feavel

Mandy Feavel

Director of Animal Care & Wildlife Rehabilitator

Mandy joined the Wildlife In Need Center in March of 2009 as a full time wildlife rehabilitator and became the Animal Care Manager in November of 2012. Mandy was recently promoted to WINC’s Director of Animal Care in January of 2018. She holds her advanced Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitator license along with other professional certifications including her Wisconsin endangered and threatened species permit. She has a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology, Natural Resources from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Mandy is also a member of the Wisconsin Chimney Swift Working Group helping to educate people about her favorite aerial insectivores. She has done wildlife field studies and wildlife internships in northern Wisconsin and western Mexico before joining the WINC team.

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Jen Brei

Jen Brei

Wildlife Rehabilitator

Jen started at WINC as a volunteer in 2011, then completed a summer internship in 2013.  In 2014, she accepted a seasonal animal care position and as of the beginning of 2015 has been working as a full-time animal care staff member.  She has had her Advanced Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitator license since March 2018 and has taken formal wildlife rehabilitation classes through International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) and National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association (NWRA).

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Mitch Ruiz

Mitch Ruiz

Animal Care Staff

Mitch started at WINC as a full-time animal care intern during the summer of 2014. He has also been a seasonal staff member here at WINC for two summers; 2015 and 2017. Mitch earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology; Biochemistry Minor, with an emphasis in animal behavior from Carroll University. Mitch joined the WINC team as a full-time Animal Care Staff member in January 2018.

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Maddi Williams

Maddi Williams

Educational Coordinator

Madilyn graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Forest and Wildlife Ecology. Maddi also earned certificates in Education and Educational Services and Environmental Studies.

During her college career, she added to her resume working as a Development Intern at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, and as a Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern at the Dane County Humane Society Wildlife Center.

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Angela Nirk

Angela Nirk

Wildlife Educator

Angela joined WINC in 2010 as an animal care volunteer, and in 2011 she also started volunteering in our education department. Angela continues her animal care volunteer shift every Tuesday morning. In 2014 she was a part-time Seasonal Animal Care staff member at WINC from April to October, and as of July 2017 she began her role as our part-time Wildlife Educator.

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Marketing and Administrative Assitant

Marketing and Administrative Assitant

Marketing and Administrative Assitant

Resumes currently being accepted. Check out http://www.helpingwildlife.org/get-involved/job-opportunities/ for more information to apply!

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