Ms. Even is the heart of the day-to-day operations of wildlife rehabilitation and education for TWRC. After raising a family and working in the private sector in small business management, she began volunteering at TWRC. In 1993 she retired and became more involved with TWRC as a Texas (mammals) and Federally (birds) permitted rehabilitator.
She has served as Volunteer Coordinator, as Treasurer for two terms, and was the creator and innovator behind the Baby Bird Program. It was her idea to involve the public in the rehabilitation of baby birds during the busy season, usually March through August. In 2010 she introduced a Mammal program focusing on opossums and a dove rehabilitation program, both on a test basis, and the programs have shown promising success.
Ms. Even understands and is involved in every aspect of TWRC – animals, education, people (volunteers, staff), financial, governance, and programs. It is her vision, leadership, creativity and drive that have enabled TWRC to remain strong and successful.