Volunteer Spotlight

Bree Hinricher

Volunteer Bree Hinricher How long have you been @ CWC?
Over two years

What shift(s) are you on?
I'm on AM and PM shift five days a week, plus one night shift a week. I am a Raptor Trainer in the Raptor Education Program (REP).

Do you have a field of study (past or present)?
I will be graduating from OSU next term with a bachelors in Animal Science.

Are you employed outside of your CWC volunteer position?
Currently not.

What is your favorite part about volunteering at CWC?
How to choose?! I love the people I work with and the birds as well. If I had to choose - there is no better feeling than the joy of flying our Education Birds.

Do you have a favorite or most memorable patient (past or present)?
I don't work with the patients - but I also can't choose a favorite ed bird - they're all my favorite each in their own way.

What is something that your shift may not know about you?
For all the meat and fish we deal with on a consistent basis, my shift may not know that I've been a vegetarian for over a decade.

What book is currently on your nightstand?
Shatterglass by Tamora Pierce.

What music is in your car right now?
Christmas music, of course!

Where are you from?
Ventura County, California

Volunteer Bree Hinricher with Dea, our Red-tailed Hawk Ambassador
Volunteer Bree with Dea, our Red-tailed Hawk Ambassador

Bree with Runa, our Rough-legged Hawk Ambassador
Bree with Runa, our Rough-legged Hawk Ambassador

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