Ashton Kluttz, Vice President

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Ashton Kluttz is the Director of Avian Care at the Bird Rescue Center (BRC, Santa Rosa, CA). She completed her B.A. in Environmental Studies at Washington College (Chestertown, MD), and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in January of 2018. She began her career as a wildlife rehabber at the Marine Mammal Center, where she served as a Stranding Intern (i.e., rescue and triage response). From 2009-2013 she worked at the Bird Rescue Center as a Shift Supervisor then took a position as Veterinary Assistant during 2012-2013 where she completed the hours required to attain certification as a Vet Tech. In the fall of 2013, she returned to BRC as Manager of the Rehabilitation Hospital, and was later promoted to Director of Avian Care. She has come to appreciate each individual species behaviors, but also wonders how any of them survive in the wild given that they all misbehave. In her spare she visits her family on the east coast and enjoys taking photos of food on her dog’s nose.