Who We Are

Lisa Rowe

Lisa Rowe

Director of Operations

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

Animal Care Manager

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. 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. She has done wildlife field studies and wildlife internships in northern Wisconsin and western Mexico before joining the WINC team.

 

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Chelsea Shapiro

Chelsea Shapiro

Animal Care Assistant Manager

Chelsea joined WINC in the summer of 2009 as a full time wildlife rehabilitator with experience from the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota. She became our Animal Care Assistant Manager in November of 2012. Along with her degree in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota she holds her advanced Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitator license. She currently coordinates our wildlife release “second lease on life” program.

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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 her Basic Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitator license and has taken formal wildlife rehabilitation classes through International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) and National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association (NWRA).

 

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Alex Schlecht

Alex Schlecht

Educational Coordinator

Alex started at WINC as a summer volunteer in 2011 and completed our animal care internship throughout the summer and fall of 2014. In January of 2015, she became a Wildlife Educator for WINC and in May of 2015 she became our Education Coordinator. She holds her basic Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitator license along with other professional certifications and has a degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Wildlife Conservation from Carthage College.

 

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Jeff Phillips

Jeff Phillips

Development & Marketing Director

Jeff started at WINC in the Spring of 2016. He had been at Discovery World, Ltd for 17 years before where he had successful experiences in almost all aspects of the organization. With training in Environmental Education and Communications, he brings a unique aspect to his role at WINC. “It’s not just about the mission we do for wild animals, but to engage those people that also believe we are part of the same environment.”

 

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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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