I grew up in NH and loved playing outdoors. My parents instilled a love for nature in me and my siblings. I have always had a love of animals of all kinds and have been sensitive and soft-hearted towards them. I am RN and a Restoration Ecologist. I have been growing Ca native plants at the SBBG for over 25 years; first as a volunteer and recently as a part-time employee. It's my dream job. I first became interested in volunteering for EITS when I followed the News Press articles about Max being lost and then found. In 2010, I was finally able to have the time to start volunteering and I the rest is history! I feel so fortunate to be part of this wonderful program and I believe that I have found a "forever" home just like the birds.Thanks Gabriele ,you are the one who has made this all happen.