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

Micaela Brevig

Interpretive Naturalist

Jess Brown

Veterinary Intern

Gail Buhl

Program Coordinator, Partners for Wildlife

Emma Chalupsky

Veterinary Intern

Joanna Eckles

Curator of Birds

Crystal Fernandez

Executive Administrative Specialist, Partners for Wildlife

Dana Franzen-Klein

Staff Veterinarian

Kelsey Griffin

Interpretive Naturalist

Jamie Karlin

Senior Veterinary Technician

Nancie Klebba

Volunteer Coordinator

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

Miranda Torkelson

Veterinary Intern

Steve Turnbull

Executive Administrative Assistant

Corryn Vitek

Senior Veterinary Technician

Sue Wenker

Front Desk

Michelle Willette, DVM

Senior Veterinarian