President | Executive Director
Steph volunteered at Project Wildlife based in San Diego, California. There she helped initiate rescuing bats as part of their protocol. Soon after, Steph began volunteering at the San Diego Natural History Museum as a collection data analyst for the San Diego Mammals Atlas, preservation of bat specimens, and field assistant. After relocating to her home state of Pennsylvania, she worked as an associate field biologist for Bat Conservation and Management. Steph currently volunteers at Aark Wildlife as their resident bat rehabilitator and specialist. In 2012 she began establishing Pennsylvania Bat Rescue.
Rachel is a Certified Veterinary Technician and an aspiring wildlife rehabilitator. Her wildlife interest was sparked by working with birds of prey and mammals at Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center. She has dedicated the last few years traveling to different countries working at rehabilitation centers to aid in the release of animals like toucans, rhinos, and flying foxes. She cares greatly for conservation and educational outreach, and is very excited to be committing more time to native bat species! Rachel is a plant enthusiast, enjoys being outdoors in nature, and spending time with her dogs, cat, and bunny at home.
Eric has been part of our rescue efforts for 3 years. As director of release, he assures that each bat has the extended flight and forage capability essential for their survival. Eric also aids in the rescue of distressed bats, and participates in educational programs. He has a love for the outdoors and eclectic music.
Secretary | Pup Rehabilitator
Debra has been part of our rescue efforts for 3 years. She has dedicated her summers to raising orphaned and abandoned baby bats. She also crochets wildlife nests for local wildlife rehabilitation facilities. The nests are made specifically for baby birds, squirrels, and opossums. Debra enjoys wildlife and helping those in need. She is also a certified first responder, and former volunteer EMS for the Upper Perkiomen Ambulance.
Director of Fundraising
Julie is a full-time nurse case manager and part-time bartender with a love of the macabre. As a nurse, she understands well the importance that bats have on the ecosystem, and their ability to keep mosquito-born illnesses to a minimum without the use of harmful chemicals. As a bartender, she also knows that without bats there would be no tequila. Julie has many years of fundraising experience both as a top seller and in her role as Committee Chair and director of fundraising for a local pack of the Boy Scouts of America. She has a passion for educating the public and all conservation efforts.
Lawrence established himself as a historic restoration mason, working with many local historical societies. He dedicated his talents to preserving local landmarks for future generations and took great pride in his accomplishments.
Lawrence preserved and restored many local private historical properties while working with historical societies throughout the immediate area, such as:
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