Here we grow!

Thanks to our generous supporters, the Wild Neighbors Database Project team is growing! We have recently hired two new part-time team members. Misty Libby will serve as the new Customer Service Associate and Brittany Mead will serve as Development and Communications Coordinator. We are thrilled to introduce them and share a bit of their background. 

Misty Libby – Customer Service Associate

Misty brings over 12 years of experience as a conservation practitioner in New England, Alaska, and Hawaii. She has worked as a field biologist and as a vet tech in emergency medicine treating both wild and domestic animals. 

Misty has been active in the search and rescue community, Iditarod community and the wildlife rehabilitation community. Her professional interests include wildlife diseases, conservation canines, and ornithology.  Misty received her Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Science with a concentration in environmental studies from the University of Alaska Anchorage and her Veterinary Technology degree from Becker College. Misty has an International Master’s in Business Administration, and a Master’s in project management. 

Misty will be responding to user’s help requests while also maintaining the system’s taxa database and assisting with project management. Misty lives in Waimanalo, Hawaii and enjoys the beach, pickleball, and looks forward to assisting the community with the Wild Neighbors Database Project.

Brittany Mead – Development and Communications Coordinator

Brittany comes to WNDP with over eight years of development and fundraising experience. Her tenure at the Houston Zoo included raising funds for wildlife saving conservation programs across the globe. Brittany has always had a passion for wildlife, and graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. After spending time as a zookeeper, Brittany found her career passion in connecting donors to causes they care about. 

Brittany serves on the board of directors for the Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary and is the national event coordinator for the American Association of Zookeepers Bowling for Rhinos committee. Brittany lives in Houston with her husband, toddler son, and two large rescue dogs. She is thrilled to help people find ways that they can connect with and support the Wild Neighbors Database Project.

Brittany will be directing WNDP’s fundraising and communications as we look ahead to exciting projects on the horizon. Please join us in welcoming Misty and Brittany to the WNDP team!