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Pony Gilbert owns a custom lumber mill and construction business in Veneta, and is also an extremely talented Native American story teller and singer. He has worked extensively with the 4J NATIVES program and generously shared his stories and songs with our audiences at the Good Earth Home Show in January and our Earth Day Celebrations. It is great to have the point of view of another small business owner and active community member, especially when his opinions are delivered with such a great sense of humor and understanding.

Stephanie Hand  [President], a native Eugenean, graduated from the University of Oregon in 1991 and has worked in the pharmaceutical sales industry for more than 12 years. She has volunteered at a cougar preserve, worked for a vet clinic, and was one of our longest-tenured animal care volunteer (seven years) before her young family stole her away about seven years ago. She is delighted to be "a part of such a great organization again."

Clara Rigmaiden JD  [Secretary], graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1998, and works in the Lane County Public Defenders Office as a staff attorney. Her help at CRC's Earth Day Celebration has become an annual event and her organizational skills are now much in demand as our Secretary.

Pam Whyte CPA  [Treasurer] has been our accountant for the last 14 years. A partner in Emge & Whyte, she has watched us grow, and generously contributed to that growth, for many years. Her knowledge of our history and commitment to our mission will help steer us through all the development in the months and years ahead.

Advisory Board

Joe & Brenda Brainard  4J NATIVES Program

Brian Wolfer  District Biologist, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

Ann Christensen  Landscape Architect

Dean Floor  Engineer

Jim Gent, DVM  Companion Animal Clinic

Frank Gibson  Attorney

Dan Gleason  Lane County Audubon Society

Kermit Horn  Science Education consultant

Gail Newton  Unique Properties

Patricia Ormsbee  Biologist, US Forest Service

Alberto Palleroni, PhD  Harvard Ecologist, Falconer

Sandra Smalley, DVM  Edgewood Animal Clinic

Kathy Snell, DVM  Emerald Valley Pet Medical Center

Volunteer Veterinarians

Curt Daly, DVM  Board-certified Orthopedic and Soft-tissue Surgeon - Oregon Veterinary Referral Associates

Cameron Jones, DVM  Amazon Park Animal Clinic

Vickie Joseph, DVM  Board-certified Avian Veterinarian - Bird and Pet Clinic of Roseville

Sarah Maxwell, MS, DVM  Board-certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist, Oregon Veterinary Referral Associates

Devin Newman, DVM  Bush Animal Hospital

Madeline Rae, DVM  Board-certified Avian Veterinarian Amazon Veterinary Diagnostics

Kathy Snell, DVM  Emerald Valley Pet Medical Center

  ANCA Member

Cascades Raptor Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Federal ID No. 93-1038827) dedicated to wildlife rescue and public education to enhance appreciation, respect, and stewardship of the natural world.


CRC logo art by Jeanne Hammond-Elliott.  Drawings by Barbara Gleason & Karl Edwards.  Photographic sources noted as provided.