Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on San Juan Island has hired a new executive director, Chanda Stone.
“I am very excited and lucky to have the opportunity to work with Wolf Hollow,” she said. “I look forward to continuing the great work that the center does every day: saving and releasing wildlife. I look forward to working with the staff, board, volunteers and donors as we move into the future together.”
Stone attended California State University for her undergraduate studies in geography and natural resource management and attended Portland State University for her graduate work in geography and urban forestry. Stone went on to work two years with the City of Portland and 14 years with the City of Tualatin as a restoration coordinator and a certified volunteer administrator. Over her tenure at the cities, her program was responsible for the planting of over 40,000 native trees and shrubs along riparian habitats.
Six years ago, Stone moved to Saudi Arabia with her family for her spouse’s career. She had the unique opportunity to work in the Arab kingdom, teaching the gardening department how to properly trim trees and spearheading a xeriscape project on the compound. As all the water used is desalinated, using less water has a big impact on the health of the Arabian Gulf. Chanda and her family are very happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest.
“We are very happy to find an executive director who was already living on the island with the skill set that we need,” said Wolf Hollow Board President Marc Brown. “Please join us in welcoming her.”
As Wolf Hollow moves into the fall, many projects will be taking place around the center such as habitat repair and aviary construction. Keep an eye out for volunteer events where you can assist. They are also in need of fresh or frozen raw unseasoned beef, goat, sheep, chicken, fish or venison. Call or email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-378-5000.