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Meet The Seacrest Education Team


Lindsey Banks
Director & Licensee


Lindsey grew up on a large farm in Georgia. She has always been fascinated by wolves and passionate about animal rights. Lindsey has worked as a Veterinarian Technician for many years in several states. After coming on a VIP tour with her mom, Lindsey immediately became a fantastic and regular volunteer at Seacrest. Her outstanding patience and knowledge base has been second only to her deep love for the Seacrest animals. In her free time, Lindsey is an avid runner and hiker. She is involved with husky and Wolf Hybrid rescue and breed education and is a proud fur mom.


Annette Johnson
Animal Care Specialist 

Annette has always had a deep love for animals and wildlife for as long as she can remember. Although she worked in human healthcare for most of her life, she has always been a voice for animals in need. She came across Seacrest Wolf Preserve online and visited as a guest several times before beginning to volunteer here. Her clear dedication and passion led us to offering her a job at Seacrest. Annette currently serves as a SWP tour guide, photographer, while also being an animal care specialist. She takes some beautiful pictures, and even better care of the Seacrest animals! During her off-time Annette loves to spend time with her fur babies- she has many dogs and cats. 


Rileigh Ott
Animal Care Specialist

       Rileigh has been a long-standing volunteer at Seacrest since she was old enough. She comes from a Military family who all volunteer here at the preserve. Her love and passion for the animals shines through in everything she does here. Currently she is a student in college studying Biology and Conservation and is here working part time as well. Rileigh is currently leading tours here at SWP and learning about different aspects of animal care. In high school she was an avid volleyball player, and now helps to coach the sport. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her sister and being creative by crafting. 


Braun Adan
Animal Care Specialist 

Braun has always loved wolves. When he left the Air Force he was looking for a new challenge. He visited SWP and quickly feel in love and began volunteering. He volunteered for about 10 months before he come on staff part time. When he is not at the preserve Braun enjoys parkour, video games, martial arts, and travel. Braun is a fitness nut and enjoys anything that challenges his physical activity levels including swimming and snowboarding. Braun's calm demeanor makes him a huge help in working with the Seacrest Animals. He can be very quite and his dry sense of humor often keeps him human pack mates laughing.  

Mackenzie Ott 

Animal Care Specialist 

Mackenzie has been an incredible longstanding SWP volunteer recently turned staff. On top of being a great employee and person Mackenzie is a super talented artist. She frequently uses the SWP animals as inspiration and helps decorate the Preserve with her creations. She has illustrated three published children’s books currently. In her spare time Mackenzie likes to read, bake, and spend time with her sister Rileigh. Did we mention she is a huge Star Wars Fan?! 


Mallory Ray 
Animal Care Specialist 

Mallory is the newest member of the two legged pack at Seacrest Wolf Preserve. She previously worked as a zoo keeper and is thrilled to now be at SWP. Mallory is one of the most upbeat and positive people you will ever meet. She brings the sunshine, and boy does she love wolves!  Mallory has been putting a great deal of energy in to working with the Small Animals as she enjoys their company. She adores being outside in nature and frequently enjoys garnering and planting flowers. Mal also enjoys writing poetry in her spare time. Did we mention she is a tea fanatic- she says everything can be fixed with a cup of tea! 

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