Charlie is one of the youngest members of the KOA team. Joining in 2016 at the very beginning, Charlie has turned into a real asset to the centre and helps with shows,
experience days and much more. As well as having a passion for birds- Charlie has a vast amount of knowledge about other animals...especially millipedes!
Charlie is unique, interesting and a very valuable member of our team and now takes centre stage in our experience days and shows.
Chelsea started volunteering at the centre in 2016. Whilst studying hard for her animal management diploma- she still finds the time to come in and help with the animals. Chelsea soon learned how to handle birds well and began helping with the experience days and shows! We find Chelsea to be a great team player as well as a very hard working and dedicated individual with a great understanding of the natural world. Her goal is to work in the veterinary industry, a role which she would be very well suited for.
Hayley already had some animal experience when she came to volunteer at the centre. This sat her in good stead and she clearly had a great sense of empathy for all living things.
Having done work experience abroad with animals and working in the past as an entertainer, Hayley was a great candidate for a KOA volunteer.
Hayley's determination is very clear and she is a very outgoing and friendly person. We have recently watched her grow into a dynamic show presenter and experience day host.
Lisa has been with us since the very beginning and her transformation has been a privilege to witness. Lisa's love for the owls shines through very brightly and due to her new-found confidence, she is now able to share that passion with our guests and customers. Lisa often takes control of our children's encounters and has recently received her first 5* TripAdvisor review, which reflects how fantastically she is doing.
Boo is our youngest team member and has been with us for just over a year. Boo is one of a kind and her enthusiasm is infectious. There is no task that Boo will not take on without a smile and her positive attitude is second to none! In terms of time keeping, reliability and work ethic, this young lady can't be faulted. It has been a pleasure to watch her grow in confidence and knowledge since starting at the KOA and we can’t wait to see what she can achieve.
The KOA's very own 'Magic Mike' is a very popular and knowledgeable member of the team. As well as his new-found knowledge on birds of prey, Mike is a real brainbox when it comes to all things cold blooded and prides himself on his ability to help people overcome their fear of snakes and creepy crawlies.
Mike confidently participates in experience days and shows and always leaves customers with a smile and a few new and fun facts!
Paul & Heidi
Paul and Heidi are the KOA's ultimate handy couple. It's not always just about flying birds!
The kings of upcycling, these two can turn straw into gold and are responsible for building our shed and animal enclosures, all out of recycled goods! They will always find creative ways of making and fixing things at the centre, as well as coming up with new ideas and ways to make the place the best it could be. Two friendly faces that are always happy and full of positive energy.
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