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Julie Collins

Executive Director

Julie Collins is the Executive Director of Cascades Raptor Center. She is an Oregon native, born and raised in Milwaukie. As a young adult, she…

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Kit Lacy

Bird Curator

Kit completed a master's degree in biology from the University of Oregon, publishing papers on social behavior and communication in Caribbean Iguanas. Kit began volunteering…

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Ulrike Streicher

Director of Rehabilitation

Ulrike Streicher knew from early childhood she wanted to be a veterinarian. After graduating with her DVM from the University of Berlin in Germany, she…

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Maddy Broedel

Development Director

Maddy grew up in Washington and New York, hiking the Olympic and Adirondack mountains, searching the coastline for tidepools, and exploring old growth forests. After…

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Brian Schug

Facilities Manager

Brian was born in the small town of Sandwich, Illinois, but spent much of his formative years in the Southwestern US. He studied voice at…

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Sidney Campbell

Senior Trainer and Educator

Sidney Campbell grew up in southern California, developing a deep respect for wildlife conservation and animal ambassadors, watching her uncle work with elephants at the…

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Carrie Lorenz

Trainer and Educator

Carrie is a native Eugenian, having grown up at the Eugene Saturday Market and attending South Eugene High School. She moved to Corvallis and graduated…

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Laura Farah

Trainer and Educator

Laura Farah has been a Trainer & Educator at Cascades Raptor Center since 2017, and for several years prior, a dedicated volunteer. Before shifting to…

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Alex Murphy

Trainer and Educator
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Taylor Hardman

Trainer and Educator

Taylor joined the Cascades Raptor Center resident care team as a trainer and educator at the start of 2024. He developed a career in animal…

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Makayla Wilson

Rehabilitation Technician

Makayla received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Oregon State University with minors in chemistry and Japanese language and culture. During her freshman year,…

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Ellie Hajduk

Rehabilitation Technician
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Melissa Green

Creative Engagement Designer

Melissa joined Cascades Raptor Center in 2019 shortly after moving to Oregon from Washington, D.C. Her work at Cascades Raptor Center is a reflection of…

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Laura Ratti

Office Manager
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Jennifer Appleby Chu

Adoption & Membership Coordinator

Jennifer has lived around animals all her life but only got up close and personal with wildlife when she began volunteering at her hometown rehabilitation…

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