Elissa Blair, Treasurer
Elissa was first exposed to wildlife rehabilitation through Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation in 2008 where she helped care for a group of orphaned barn owls as part of a community outreach project. In August of 2012, she moved to Arcata, CA to attend Humboldt State University where she quickly stumbled upon the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center (HWCC) and began an internship with Bird Ally X (BAX). She remained at HWCC as staff through the end of March 2016 when she accepted an opportunity to work at Pacific Wildlife Care in Morro Bay, CA. At the end of July 2017, she moved back north to Eureka, CA where she is currently involved with HWCC/BAX.
Elissa has always had a deep appreciation for living things and wild lands. Studying and educating others about wildlife both professionally and individually has been a huge part of her life for the past 10 years. She graduated from Humboldt State University in 2015 with a B.S. in Wildlife Conservation Biology & Applied Vertebrate Ecology. She also holds an A.S. in Life Science from Fresno City College with an emphasis in Field Biology.
She has worked with a variety of wildlife including aquatic birds, raccoons, opossums, songbirds, and raptors. She has been a member of CCWR and has served on the Advocacy Committee since 2013. Elissa is also a trained oil spill responder for the Oiled Wildlife Care Network.