Meet our Board of Directors

Nancy Murrah – President

Nancy is federally permitted to rehabilitate migratory birds, state permitted to rehabilitate native wildlife, USFWS permitted for birds for education, FWC permitted wildlife transporter, FWC facilitator for Project Wild, Flying Wild and Aquatic Wild and sits on the board of the Tampa Audubon Society. When Nancy is not out rescuing or caring for birds, she spends her time educating children on conservation education, and watching, studying and counting wild birds as part of several citizen science projects. She is working hard to build The Raptor Center of Tampa Bay to rehabilitate injured and sick birds of prey. She is clearly all about helping

Gail Dixon – TreasurerImage may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing

Gail and her daughter Grace, come every week and help with a variety of chores. Gail is our treasurer and project manager for the center. She also assist with rescues.  Grace helps train our educational birds.   They both help all aspects of all of our children’s educational workshops.

Reinier Munguia – Director

Reinier is a full-time naturalist and nature photographer based in Lakeland, Fl. he serves as the President of the Lake Region Audubon Society. His work has appeared in various publications including books, magazines and scientific publications. As a teacher, he’s recognized for his enthusiasm and passion for teaching about nature. In his spare time, he mans our 100 foot flight cage at Circle B, rescues birds in Polk County for us and the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey and he leads photography workshops in exotic destinations including Galapagos, Costa Rica and Panama, among others. He spends a great amount of time in the rescue of injured wildlife and documenting their struggle in a constantly changing environment.

Kim Rexroat – Director of Merchandising

With her eye on the money Kim has been a dedicated volunteer for over two years. Kim has individually held the most successful individual fundraising efforts. Every week Kim has come helped clean cages, fill water bowels and feed the birds in rehabilitation. She has driven over 11,000 miles, this year alone to help us help the birds. Kim also oversees Social Media.

Ed Karlander – DirectorImage may contain: 1 person, standing, tree and outdoor

Ed is our financial conscience.  As a realtor Ed is always looking out for land for us to build our center.

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