Brittany McDonald – Sanctuary ManagerBrittany

From the time she was 8 years old Brittany has been actively pursuing her dream of working with wolves in captivity. As a little girl she began by writing letters to facilities across the country, inquiring about what she needed to do in order to achieve this dream.

She went on to attend college at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, focusing her studies on Biology and completing her first internship in which she cared for a large pack of wolves at a northern Idaho facility.

Upon graduating, she has traveled from one end of the country to the next, caring for a wide variety of exotic animals, specializing in the large carnivores. In regards to caring for the wolves and wolfdogs at SFWS, Brittany brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. And as the Sanctuary moves toward our upcoming relocation, she provides in depth knowledge of what it takes to construct and maintain a new facility, acting as the Sanctuary’s visionary for enclosure design and implementation!

short with glassesNicole Rogers – Executive Director

Nicole  has led nonprofit organizations for the past 24 years.  In collaboration with the Board of Directors, Nicole is excited about leading the growth of SFWS and achieving its compassionate and important mission to the fullest! Although this is her first animal sanctuary, Nicole finds herself serving a cause that is dear to her heart, animal welfare, joyously.  Nicole has a Masters’ degree in International Public Health from Tulane University and has worked in Africa, Bangladesh, and the U.S.  In her role as Executive Director for SFWS, Nicole is passionate about bringing her diverse nonprofit leadership knowledge and experience to SFWS.