Meet The CRC Staff

Administrative Staff

Erin Katzner

Erin Katzner
Executive Director
On staff since 2022
Email
(704) 875-6521 x120

Kris Cole

Kris Cole
Senior Director, Advancement
On staff since 2019
Email
(704) 875-6521 x204

Shannon Walker

Shannon Walker
Advancement Manager
On staff since 2021
Email
(704) 875-6521 x216

Kieley Wilson

Kieley Wilson
Finance Manager
On staff since 2020
Email
(704) 875-6521 x104

Ernest Clewis

Ernest Clewis
Maintenance Coordinator
On staff since 2016
Email

Community Engagement Team

Laura Kennedy

Laura Kennedy
Community Engagement Director
On staff since 2020
Email
(704) 875-6521 x124

Kate Shaner

Kate Shaner
Education Manager
On staff since 2014
Email
(704) 875-6521 x210
Media Inquiries: (614) 354-4851

McKenna Schaffer

McKenna Schaffer
Wildlife Educator
On staff since 2018
Email
(704) 875-6521 x129

Bird Care Team

Please call the Bird Care Medical Center directly for injured and orphaned raptors – (704) 875-6521 x125.

Kristin Dean, CPBT-KA

Kristin Dean, CPBT-KA
Director of Birds
On staff since 2014
Email
(704) 875-6521 x110

Renee Brewton

Renee Brewton
Raptor Tech
On staff since 2018
Email
(704) 875-6521 x105

Sunny Cooper

Sunny Cooper
Hospital Manager
On staff since 2019
Email
(704) 875-6521 x105

Kinsey Daum

Kinsey Daum
Raptor Tech
On staff since 2021
Email
(704) 875-6521 x105

Mathias Engelmann

Mathias Engelmann
Senior Rehabilitation Coordinator
On staff since 1984
Email
(704) 875-6521 x108

Colleen Roddick Hartman, CPBT-KA

Colleen Roddick Hartman, CPBT-KA
Curator of Birds
On staff since 2014
Email
(704) 875-6521 x106

Hailey Patton

Hailey Patton
Bird Keeper and Trainer
On staff since 2021
Email

Dave Scott, DVM

Dave Scott, DVM
Veterinarian
Email
(704) 875-6521 x105

Laura Vollenweider

Laura Vollenweider
Rehab Associate
On staff since 2021
Email
(704) 875-6521 x105

Visitor Center Staff

To speak with someone in our Visitor Center, please call (704) 875-6521 x107.

Nicole DeGrant

Nicole DeGrant
Visitor Services Manager
On staff since 2022
Email
(704) 875-6521 x128

Tracy Saxon

Tracy Saxon
Visitor Services Associate
On staff since 2021
Email
(704) 875-6521 x107

Jewels Vermeersch

Jewels Vermeersch
Visitor Services Associate
On staff since 2021
Email
(704) 875-6521 x107

Leah Visbaras

Leah Visbaras
Visitor Services Associate
On staff since 2021
Email
(704) 875-6521 x107

Cassidy Zander

Cassidy Zander
Visitor Services Associate
On staff since 2021
Email
(704) 875-6521 x107