We are proud to announce a new addition to our core staff. Ashley Quick has joined WERC as Interim Director. Ashely will be working directly with Founder and Director Emeritus, Sue Howell, to learn the vast body of knowledge that Sue brings to the world of wildlife rehabilitation and education.
Ashley comes to us with a Bachelors of Science degree in ecology, evolution and organismal biology from California State University Monterey Bay, a completed internship working with 22 different exotic cat species including tigers, leopards and bobcats at the EFBC in Southern California, over 2,000 volunteer hours at the Monterey Bay Aquarium working with Southern Sea Otters in the Sea Otter Research And Conservation program, classes in non profit management, and a deep familial connection to WERC. Her father, Dr. John Quick DVM, helped found WERC along with Sue Howell nearly 30 years ago. Ahsley's mother, Sherry, has served on WERC's Board of Directors since our inception.
Ashley's passion for wildlife conservation brings an energy and vibrancy to our work that will help propel us forward as WERC continues to serve the most vulnerable native wildlife in the Santa Clara Valley and educate the next generation to the importance of native wildlife in our ecosystems. Please join us in welcoming Miss Quick to the WERC family.
W.E.R.C., the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center provides the community with rehabilitation services for orphaned, injured and sick native wildlife. Through our educational programs, W.E.R.C. encourages a peaceful coexistence between civilization and our native wildlife. Federal tax ID #77-0324296