Our Staff

Big Cat Rescue operates on donations and earned revenue, such as gift shop sales.  All of our administrative and fundraising costs are paid by the earned revenue so that 100% of the donations go to the cats.  BCR is proud to keep our fundraising and administrative costs well under 20% when the industry standard considers 35% to be good.  The biggest expense to most businesses is staffing but people will train and work with wild animals for free, so we only pay staff to do the kind of work that volunteers won’t.

On average Big Cat Rescue typically has 80 Volunteers who clock in 40,000 man-power hours, in addition to 55 Intern trainees who clock in 32,000 man-power hours, plus 5,000 Volunteer Committee member hours. In total this amounts to 77,000 volunteer man-power hours per year, providing roughly the equivalent workforce of 37 more full time staff. None of our board members are paid for that service.  Between paid staff, part time staff, contractors and volunteers we averaged the equivalent of 50+ full time staff to care for approximately 100 exotic cats.

Big Cat Rescue Staff

Carole-Baskin
Carole
 
Baskin
Founder & CEO
Howard Baskin
Howard
 
Baskin
Chief Financial Officer
Susan-Bass
Susan
 
Bass
Public Relations
Jamie Veronica Boorstein
Jamie
 
Boorstein
President
Ysabel Cruz
Ysabel
 
Cruz
Web Services
Chelsea Feeny
Chelsea
 
Feeny
Project Manager
Scott-Haller
Scott
 
Haller
Construction
Karma Hurworth
Karma
 
Hurworth
Registrar
Gale Ingham Operations Manager
Gale
 
Ingham
Operations Manager
Jeff Kremer
Jeff
 
Kremer
Donor Appreciation
Jennifer Leon
Jennifer
 
Leon
Director of Outreach
LaWanna Mitchell
LaWanna
 
Mitchell
Social Maven
Katie Nikic
Katie
 
Nikic
Data Diva
Mary Barbara Jean Stairs
Barbara
 
Stairs
Records Manager
Chuck Stairs
Chuck
 
Stairs
Cat-a-Tat Builder
Vernon Stairs
Vernon
 
Stairs
Master Cage Builder
Afton Tasler
Afton
 
Tasler
Media Producer
Honey Wayton
Honey
 
Wayton
Store Manager

Big Cat Rescue Vets

 

Liz Wynn
Liz
 
Wynn, DVM
Primary Vet
Primary Vet since 2003. Donates her time.
Justin Boorstein
Justin
 
Boorstein, DVM
Primary Vet
Primary Vet since 2012. Donates his time.
Dr. Tammy Miller Michau, DVM, MS, MSpVM, DACVO
Tammy
 
Miller, DVM, MS, MSpVM, DACVO
Eye Specialist
Donates her time.
Dr. R. Michael Peak, DVM, DAVDC
R. Michael
 
Peak, DVM, DAVDC
Dentist
Guest Vet. Donates his time.
Dr. Callum Hay, BVMS, DACVS
Callum
 
Hay, BVMS, DACVS
Orthopedic Surgeon
Guest Vet. Provides reduced price and donated care.
Dr Sami Pederson DVM
Sami
 
Pederson, DVM
Guest Vet
Donates her time.
Dr. Curtis Kane, DVM
Curtis
 
Kane, DVM
Oncology
Guest Vet. Donates his time.
Dr. Helga Bleyaert, VMD, DACVS
Helga
 
Bleyaert, VMD, DACVS
Guest Vet
Donates her time.
Dr Fay Herrero DVM
Fay
 
Herrero, DVM
Guest Vet.
Donates his time.
Dr. Megan Meyers, DVM
Megan
 
Meyers, DVM
Guest Vet
Donates her time.
Vet-Guest
Guest
 
Vets
Donating time

Big Cat Rescue Board

Carole Baskin
Carole
 
Baskin
Board of Directors
Howard Baskin Board
Howard
 
Baskin
Board of Directors
Jamie Veronica Boorstein
Jamie
 
Boorstein
Board of Directors
Mary Lou Geis
Mary Lou
 
Geis
Board of Directors
Darren Kipnis
Darren
 
Kipnis
Board of Directors
Keith Lawless
Keith
 
Lawless
Board of Directors
Kim Mahoney
Kim
 
Mahoney
Board of Directors
Vince Pavese
Vince
 
Pavese
Board of Directors
Pamela Rodriguez
Pamela
 
Rodriguez
Board of Directors
David Ganje
David
 
Ganje, Esquire
Advisory Board

 

Big Cat Rescue Volunteer Committee

Carole Baskin
Carole
 
Baskin
Volunteer Committee
Jamie Veronica
Jamie
 
Boorstein
Volunteer Committee
Lynda Licht
Lynda
 
Licht
Volunteer Committee
Edith Parker
Edith
 
Parker
Volunteer Committee
Kathryn Quaas
Kathryn
 
Quaas
Volunteer Committee

Big Cat Rescue is blessed to have such a dedicated staff, board, volunteer committee and team of veterinarians to insure the future for these magnificent cats.

See what a typical day at the sanctuary is like:  http://bigcatrescue.org/day-like-big-cat-rescue/

 

This video is from 2012 so it is a little outdated.