Staff

Hillary Russell Davidson joined the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in November 2017 as its Executive Director.  Hillary is a business and IT professional with 30 years of  management experience in commercial and nonprofit organizations.  She has lived in the Fauquier County area since the early 1970s.  Hillary's passion for the natural world has led her to become a Virginia Master Naturalist, wildlife rehabilitator, and citizen scientist for several organizations in the region, including Virginia Working Landscapes.  She is caregiver of a Great Horned Owl, Wisdom, who is not releasable and helps educate the community on wildlife and environment topics.  Hillary and her husband, John, strive to maintain native habitat on their farm, north of Warrenton, to support the wildlife that live around them. 

 

Jennifer Riley, DVM, joined the Center in February 2016 with a strong background in wildlife medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Riley began working with wildlife while studying Animal Science at Cornell University in New York State and focused heavily on wildlife medicine while attending veterinary school at Tufts University in Massachusetts. After receiving her veterinary degree, she treated orphaned and injured wildlife full-time in positions at The Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic in Belize and then the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Sanibel, Florida. Just prior to joining the team at BRWC, Dr. Riley worked as a veterinarian at Lion Country Safari, a semi-free ranging, AZA-accredited zoological park in West Palm Beach, Florida. Dr. Riley brings her years of unique surgical and medical experience with wildlife to Blue Ridge Wildlife Center, currently serving as our Director of Wildlife Services.

Jessica Andersen, Rehabilitation Program Manager, joined the BRWC in January 2015, after completing a year-long internship as a Senior Apprentice at the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Sanctuary in Kendalia, Texas.  Prior to that, she completed an internship at the Marine Mammal Rescue Center in California.  Originally from Baltimore, Jessica is a 2013 graduate of Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA, with a B.A. in Biology.  She is a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator through the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.

 

 

Jennifer Burghoffer, Manager of Education, is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where she studied Zoology.  She became interested in wildlife rehabilitation while volunteering at the Columbus wildlife rescue center while she was in school. After graduation, she took an internship position with the Safe Haven Rescue Zoo, then moved on to an apprenticeship with the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Sanctuary in central Texas. During this year-long position, Jennifer helped with the raising and rehabilitation of some of the 5000 animals admitted to the center, gaining hands-on experience with all kinds of wildlife, from squirrels to porcupines.  She accepted a position with Blue Ridge Wildlife Center as a Wildlife Rehabilitator in 2012.  She is also a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator through the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.

Keith Davis, Operations Coordinator, joined the Center in January 2019.  If you have called the Center or admitted an animal recently, you most likely spoke with Keith! He responds to animal issues on the phone, facilitates admission and release of wildlife, and keeps several key databases up-to-date. A native of Warren County, VA, Keith received an A.S. in Business Administration from Tidewater Community College in 2000. Keith is a lifelong animal enthusiast and has 10 years of experience working as a veterinary assistant in small animal hospitals in North Carolina and Virginia. Keith volunteered at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, CO in 2013 and became a nationally-certified Phlebotomist in 2017. He spent the last year managing a small business in Front Royal. His hobbies include writing and recording original music, and audio video production.  He shares his home with his three dogs, Lilly, Charlie, and Kacey. 

 

Cara Masullo, Licensed Veterinary Technician, joined the Center in April 2018.  She has experience in avian research, rehabilitation and small animal medicine. After receiving her B.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology in 2012 from University of New Hampshire, she worked as a wildlife technician performing research for multiple avian management and conservation studies. Cara then earned a A.A.S. degree in veterinary technology from Camden County College, interned at Tri-state Bird Rescue and Research in Delaware and worked with domestic animals as a certified veterinary technician at Garden State Animal Hospital for two years, gaining medical experience that was relevant to the field of wildlife veterinary medicine and conservation.  

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center

106 Island Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620

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