Meet The Seacrest Education Team

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Lindsey Banks
Director

 

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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Barb Lause 

Animal Care Specialist 

Barb is the most recent addition to the SWP family. Barb started work her at Seacrest in late September of 2021. She took the advice of her husband after volunteering and began looking for a career change. Barb had worked with a transportation company for many years but felt the call of the wild and was drawn to the work here at Seacrest. She loves the animals here at the preserve and is a super hard worker. She has a great desire to educate the world on how incredible the animals at SWP are. Barb has two dogs at home Chico the grumpy Chihuahua and Layla the goofy Lab mix. Barb enjoys painting in her free time as well as a good beach day! 

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Glen is a backbone here at Seacrest Wolf Preserve. Glen makes sure all the enclosure are well maintained and groomed for our animals and guest. Glen is currently a one man show, but often gets help from the ladies of the staff. Glen is a wonderful person and is always one step ahead on the needs of the animals and grounds. He also makes sure all the needed supplies are gathered and that the equipment is in tip top shape. Mr. Glen loves the SWP animals with all his heart. SWP is lucky to have his deep dedication and tremendous talent. On his off days Glen enjoys pending time with his wife Barb and their two dogs Layla and Chico- he is also always up for a calm beach day! 

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First Ambassador Pack

     This pack of Ambassador Gray Wolves is usually the first pack you will meet on your visit. The pack currently has 4 members: Pawnee (5 years old), Iasha (4 years old), Dreamer (4 years old). Iasha and Dreamer are siblings. Iasha and Dreamer absolutely love meeting our guests; we call them the Seacrest Greeting Committee! Pawnee has gentle soul and enjoys getting rubs and loves from our guests. Dreamer absolutely loves a good armpit scratch and often lifts is leg in expectation. Iasha thinks she is a personal stylist and loves rubbing herself on guest! We often call this pack the "Rowdy Trio" as they often enjoy playing and chasing each other all through their enclosure! 

"Brat" Pack

     The "Brat" Pack (Gray Wolves) was lovingly given this name by a group of volunteers years ago, and despite a complete turn over of members since receiving the nickname, all the wolves in this pack seem to always live up to the name. Each member of the Seacrest "Brat" Pack has a unique innocently mischievous trait, which makes these wolves adorably lovable and captures the hearts of our all guests. Currently, the "Brat" Pack has 3 members: Apache and Mesa (5 years old and litter mates), and Freedom (4 years old). Although this is the smallest the pack has been in years, the Seacrest "Brats" always leave the biggest impression! 

Arctic Ambassador Pack

     The Seacrest Arctic Wolf Pack currently has 3 members: Spirit Prince (12 years old), and Kaya and Kenai (3 year old pups and litter mates). Kaya and Kenai are Seacrest's youngest wolves, as well as the only two wolves at Seacrest not born through our breeding program. Kenai tends to be shy around big groups, but do not let this fool you! On VIP tours, Kaya and Kenai can be the "trouble twins", always getting into pup mischief and leaving their paw print on our guests heart. Spirit Prince is stunning and a bit shy. When he does interact, he loves butt rubs more than anything and will do a little "butt rub dance" if you scratch him just right. 

Maverick & Gray Cloud

     Maverick (4 years old) and Gray Cloud  (12 years old) are always full of love and super excited to have guests visit! Both of them originally were members of the First Pack, but needed to be removed due to pack shifts. However, they were far from ready to be retired from public visits, so once acclimated and comfortable in their new habitat, they began to serve as Gray Wolf Ambassadors again! If you meet these Seacrest Ambassadors Wolves, you can expect an exuberant welcome full of love from Gray Cloud, while Maverick carefully sniffs and inspects you. Once Maverick is done with his olfactory investigation, he could sit all day and let you scratch him and he will express his gratitude with gentle kisses!

Miska & Baby Chaco

    Miska (Arctic Wolf; 8 years old) and Baby Chaco (British Columbian Wolf; 9 years old) end up meeting most guest through the fence line only. Miska is known as "the tender one" at Seacrest. He is gentle, full of love and always concerned with the well-being of pack members and humans like! He originally was part of the Arctic Ambassador Pack, but  because of shifts in pack dynamics, we were forced to remove him. Baby Chaco was the only survivor of her litter and so her mother spoiled her and never properly disciplined her when she was young. She was constantly in trouble with other pack members as an adult. Shifts in pack dynamics caused us to have to remove her, and who better to pair her with than Miska, "the tender one". She tends to manipulate guests into giving her attention and love by exaggerating a limp and whining. Baby Chaco is truly a character that all guest instantly fall in love with once they meet her and hear her story!!