I relocated from Topeka looking for a fresh start, and the beach. Luckily, I also got a new job working here. I grew up caring for animals that I found and was happy to see I could obtain a career in my life long passion. I have actively operated my own rescue for reptiles and amphibians where I rehabilitated and re-homed them. Receiving a therapy dog of my own to manage anxiety helped me recognize the health benefits of canine companionship and allowed me to get beyond the constraints of my anxiety. I would love to further my education with a focus on exotic animals, or ornithology, and assist in a bird sanctuary environment.