A Voice For Animals

A Voice For Animals

"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." (Baba Dioum, 1968.) 

This is a quote I read many years ago in Jungle Jack: My Wild Life by Jack Hanna. I've always remembered it. As a wildlife educator, I live by this quote. Every time I have the opportunity to appear on television, the radio, print, or the web, I take my job as a wildlife spokesperson seriously. More than ever, animals need our help. Being an active voice for them has opened up many doors and opportunities I never even imagined. Like a few weeks ago on The Today Show. If you would have told me I would be educating the Former First Lady, Laura Bush, about African Penguin conservation, I wouldn't have believed you. I'm excited to go more in-depth with this experience, along with several other recent ones.  

2017 Recap

2017 Recap

2017, what an incredible year it has been. I seriously can't believe it has flown by so fast (no pun intended). I decided to put together my favorite moments of each month in pictures- which turned out harder than I thought. After many hours and countless cups of coffee, I finally sorted through my 9,000 + pictures and selected my favorites. 2017 was also big year for me on The Today Show- I included those clips as well.

As always, thank you for the support and following me on my journey working with animals. I hope you enjoy this 2017 recap. 

Happy New Years! 

New Ventures

New Ventures

The last few weeks have been a very exciting time for me. I embarked on two new ventures; a web series and a podcast. It's not exactly the direction I'd thought I go, but life throws you down unexpected paths, and with that, I'm finding new passions I never knew I had. These new ventures have also allowed me to speak to individuals about their own experiences with animals. It's an exciting time and I appreciate you for listening, watching, and following along. Here's a look at the inspiration and the journey creating these new platforms. Hope you enjoy and learn something along the way! 

Dumbo, Dinosaur Wranglin', & Dancing with a Sloth: September Recap.

Dumbo, Dinosaur Wranglin', & Dancing with a Sloth: September Recap.

A lot can happen in a month and this September was no exception. We welcomed a new family member, an anxious German Shepard puppy with ears that could even give Dumbo a run for his money. I had my first dance with a sloth named Albert Einstein on "The Today Show". And for the last time, I single handedly moved Chompers our 6 ft. Alligator indoors for the winter. Here are some of my favorite highlights from the month of September!