Mark Jeweler, President & CEO
Mark is responsible for the technical, administration and management side of things, is our primary fund-raiser and grant seeker, is our liaison with corporate sponsors and donors, has been single-handedly responsible for design and construction of our rehabilitation clinic and facilities, and is a permitted care provider for raptors himself. He is a Maryland native, and discovered his passion for raptors around 2014. He will assist in the rehabilitation efforts while maintaining his full-time job with the federal government until his retirement.
Heather Jeweler, Vice President & Principal Rehabilitator
Growing up in rural Loudoun County, Virginia, near the Blue Ridge mountains, Heather developed an appreciation and passion for nature conservation at an early age, and dreamed of someday working with wildlife. Birds have always held particular interest for her, but especially birds of prey.
In late 2018 she left her full time job with the federal government to finally pursue that passion and immerse herself in raptor rehabilitation, completing an apprenticeship at Owl Moon Raptor Center in Boyds, MD. During this time, she gained hands-on experience towards the goal of being an independent full-time raptor rehabilitator. After relocating to Virginia, she completed an additional apprenticeship at Blue Ridge Wildlife Center.
She has her Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit from VA DWR, and Migratory Bird Rehabilitation Permit from US Fish and Wildlife.
She has completed a “Care and Management of Captive Raptors” workshop at The Raptor Center at University of Minnesota. She has also done volunteer work with The Raptor Conservancy of Virginia and Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research.