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REGI Staff
Marge and Don Gibson with a 
Trumpeter Swan.
Marge and Don Gibson with a Trumpeter Swan.
We are privileged to have a fine and dedicated group of individuals that make up staff, interns and volunteers. Together, we work to provide REGI patients with the finest care possible. We proudly present the people that are the moving force behind the REGI day-to- day organization.

REGI's Executive Directors
Marge and Don Gibson founded Raptor Education Group, Inc (REGI) in 1990. Marge has worked with wildlife for over 30 years. She began her work with raptors as a field biologist. She has worked with many high profile field projects including the California Condor Recovery Team and the Bald Eagle Capture and Health Assessment Program in Valdez. Alaska following the Valdez Oil Spill where she was team captain. In addition, Marge teaches wildlife rehabilitation internationally. Don is a recently retired M.D. His specialty is Pathology.

In the beginning, Raptor Education Group, Inc was focused on public education programs and supporting field research on avian species. In part due to the remote northern location of the center, it soon became apparent that rehabilitation would be a major part of the work done at the center. While specializing in large raptors and swans, all avian species are accepted for rehabilitation at the center. Since its beginning, thousands of raptors and other avian species have been patients at the wildlife center.

 

 
Abbey Ruppert, Director of Education & Avian Trainer Abbey Ruppert
Director of Education & Avian Trainer

Abbey Ruppert is a graduate of UW - Stevens Point with a degree in Biology and a minor in Captive Wildlife. Abbey gained experience as an educator at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN and the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, MN. She has taken courses in Ornithology and has experience banding raptors and passerines. She joined the REGI team in October 2012. She is passionate about getting kids outdoors and teaching them about wildlife. Abbey is holding a Golden Eagle.

 
Audrey Gossett, Avian Rehabilitator Audrey Gossett
Avian Rehabilitator

Audrey graduated from UW- Stevens Point with a degree in Wildlife Ecology and a minor in Captive Wildlife. She gained experience in wildlife rehabilitation through internships at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science and the Wisconsin Humane Society and has worked for two years at the SPCA for Monterey County's Wildlife Center in Monterey, CA. She joined the REGI staff in January 2013. Audrey is holding a Rough-legged Hawk.

 
Molly Schleif, Avian Rehabilitator Molly Schleif
Avian Rehabilitator

Molly Schleif joined the REGI staff in May 2013 after she graduated from UW-Stevens Point. Molly is holding a Barn Owl.

 
Assistant Avian Rehabilitator, Stacie Wild Assistant Avian Rehabilitator
Stacie Wild

Stacie graduated from UW- Platteville with a degree in Biology/Zoology and worked for the Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, IA for three years. She joined us as a volunteer in June of 2010 and as of August of 2011 we are happy to say she is a permanent staff member! Stacie is holding a Great-Horned Owl.

 
Assistant Avian Rehabilitator, Michael Mockler Assistant Avian Rehabilitator
Michael Mockler

Michael is from Dubuque, Iowa. He graduated from Saint Marys University of Minnesota in 2012 with a degree in Environmental Biology and a minor in Spanish. Since graduating from college, Michael has worked with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Guttenberg, Iowa and has been an education and captive wildlife management intern at the Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua, Wisconsin. He joined the REGI team in November 2012 and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work at REGI. Michael is holding a Pergrine Falcon.

 
Assistant Avian Rehabilitator, Jacob Looze Assistant Avian Rehabilitator
Jacob Looze

Jake is a graduate of UW- Stevens Point with a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a zoology emphasis. He has experience in a multi-year study banding migrating Saw-whet Owls in Stevens Point. Jake was also involved in a study in conjunction with the USGS and the US Fish and Wildlife Department radio tracking hooded mergansers. He started volunteering in August 2012 and was hired in October 2012. He is pictured here holding a Barred Owl.

 
REGI Team, Fall Interns REGI Team
Fall Interns

This Fall, REGI has wonderful interns from around the country here working for us to increase their knowledge about native avian species. We want to welcome Lauren, Autumn, Amanda, Kelsey & Dale to our fall staff. We proudly present the people that are the moving force behind the REGI day to day organization.

 
Thank You!
To the many fine people of the Wisconsin DNR, USFWS, Police, Sheriffs, and Fire Departments

To those who have worked, frequently on their own time, to help wildlife in need. We are so grateful for your assistance.

 
 
         
   
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