Our team

The Raptor Center staff are also faculty within several departments at the University of Minnesota. Many are active in professional organizations, and recognized as leaders within their respective fields.

Raptor Center Staff

Annette Ahlmann, DVM

Research Assistant / Resident

Mike Billington

Education Program Manager

Gail Buhl

Program Coordinator, Partners for Wildlife

Joanna Eckles

Curator of Birds

Crystal Fernandez

Executive Administrative Specialist, Partners for Wildlife

Dana Franzen-Klein

Staff Veterinarian

Kelsey Griffin

Interpretive Naturalist

Dr. Victoria Hall

Patrick T. Redig Endowed Chair in Raptor and Ecosystem Health

Jamie Karlin

Senior Veterinary Technician

Nancie Klebba

Volunteer Coordinator

Ria Landreth

Veterinary Intern

Laura Molinet

Veterinary Intern

Ellen Orndorf

Development Officer

Molly O’Bryan

Program Director, Partners for Wildlife

Patrick T. Redig, DVM, PhD

Co-founder and Director Emeritus

Kelly Scott

Interpretive Naturalist

Steve Turnbull

Executive Administrative Assistant

Corryn Vitek

Senior Veterinary Technician

Sue Wenker

Front Desk

Michelle Willette, DVM

Senior Veterinarian