How long have you been @ CWC?
Almost 6 years
What shift(s) are you on?
Monday & Friday AM and Monday, Thursday (temporarily) & Friday Mid-days. I also run the Mouse program.
Do you have a field of study (past or present)?
I'm a retired developmental psychology professor.
Are you employed outside of your CWC volunteer position?
What is your favorite part about volunteering at CWC?
There are so many things I love. Seeing the animals close up, learning about their
behavior and about the medical treatments, seeing birds I had never even heard of before
coming here, holding hawks and owls, baby crows, baby swallows and baby mammals, and not
least all the wonderful people I get to work with.
Do you have a favorite or most memorable patient (past or present)?
A few years ago a common poorwill came in after being caught by a cat. He hadn't migrated
to southern California on time, so after recovering he had to stay with us until spring. He
had to be hand fed since we couldn't provide him with his normal diet of flying insects.
I got to release him near Sisters in the spring after Jeff imped in a few new feathers to
replace his broken primaries.
What book is currently on your nightstand?
The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead, and The Soul of an Octopus
by Sy Montgomery.
What music is in your car right now?
Eric Clapton's Forever Man.
Where are you from?
I grew up in western Montana but have lived in Oregon most of the time for the last 39
Volunteer Marge Reed with an Octopus!
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