Polly has always had a deep love and respect for animals. She
brings with her nearly 20 years of experience working as a
veterinary technician, practical rehabilitation of indigenous
wildlife, and the study of non-human primate behavior. She
attended the Oregon Institute of Technology where she studied as
an advanced wildlife rehabilitation instructor. Polly also studied
under world renowned Dr. Keith Amaas and is certified through
Safe Capture International where she mastered the art of
chemical capture and restraint of non-human primates. Polly's
passion for primates dates back to her early childhood.
Skip is a caring, compassionate human who met Polly
through mutual friends, and the two were married in
1992. In 1996 they bought acreage in Dallas, Oregon,
where the OPR mission began. Skip plays an important
role in maintaining the grounds and providing security
for the sanctuary. When Skip retired from his 'normal'
job as a golf course mechanic, he was presented with
an award for not missing any days for 19 years! His
dedication to the monkeys surpasses that award in that
he, as well as Polly, have not taken vacation time away
from the sanctuary in 20 years!
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Whether it's painting, construction, drying fruit or
keeping up with our books, Jeff is always there to help!
Jeff has strong moral values, is kind, and truly cares
about the welfare of the monkeys. We are blessed to
have Jeff on our Board, as a friend, and as a member of
the OPR family. Jeff and his wife, Marie, live in Seattle.
Both enjoy volunteering for several organizations,
hiking, skiing, birding, and doing international travel.
Stan is a faithful and dedicated volunteer. He is a
retired Deputy Sheriff who joined the OPR family
in 2008. Each year Stan coordinates fund raising
events, grows a garden for the monkeys, and is
always there to help us with anything we might
need. Stan is an amazing photographer and
beautifully captures so many special moments
at OPR. His main focus is making sure the
residents are well cared for and that their
emotional needs are met. Stan is truly an
amazing human being with such tremendous
compassion for our resident primates. We are
so fortunate to have Stan on our Board of
Bruce is a kind and compassionate human with strong
moral and ethical values and a passion for animals.
With more than three decades of broad business and
corporate law experience, serving for several years as
general counsel for Banfield Pet Hospital® and
serving on the Boards of Directors of the Oregon Zoo
Foundation and the Portland Parks Foundation, Bruce
is a great addition to OPR and we are so fortunate to
have him on board!.
Among many other awards, Bruce is listed as a 2015
Portland Lawyer of the Year for Banking and Finance
Law by the nationally trusted legal directory, The Best
Lawyers in America®.
|Kelsey Scanlan DVM: From long time cherished OPR volunteer, to Attending Veterinarian
She's not afraid to get dirty! She's not afraid to get bitten! She handles stress well! She has a lot of energy! She cares about their feelings!
|But her sense of humor is unparalleled and 'gosh dang it people just love her!' And so do the monkeys! We are so fortunate to have in Dr. Kelsey, someone who is not only highly qualified to
provide medical care for the monkeys, but to have someone who knows each individual monkey and who cares deeply about their feelings!
We love you Dr. Kelsey!
Danaka is compassionate and dedicated to
enriching the lives of our resident primates and has
developed unique and close relationships with each
individual. She truly cares about their feelings and
has spent so many off duty hours catering to their
individual needs. She has an innate ability to
recognize and understand variables in their
behaviors, and understands their language.
Her suitability for becoming a board member
extends past her love for the monkeys. With a
Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, and having
background knowledge of how animal digestive
systems work, the immune system, common
diseases, animal behavior, and the history of
evolution are all tremendous assets to OPR.
Danaka has strong organizational skills,
observational skills and the ability to critically think
to solve problems. During her first two years as a
volunteer, she has already made positive impacts
on OPR through improvements in our volunteer
program, as well as organizing the monkey barns,
the office, the lunch room, the restroom. What can I
say, this girl is amazing! We are so blessed to have
her on our team!