Polly has always had a deep love and
respect for animals. She brings with
her nearly 30 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 and
non-chemical capture and restraint of
non-human primates. Polly's passion
for primates dates back to her early
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 22
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Kelsey Scanlan DVM
Board member at large
Board member at large
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
Stan is a retired Deputy Sheriff who
joined the OPR family in 2008. Each
year Stan 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 Directors.
Dr. Kelsey has been a member of the
OPR family for nearly a decade.
Starting out as a volunteer cleaning
monkey enclosures, Kelsey went on
to complete her internship at OPR and
now, years later, Dr. Kelsey is our
Read more about our cherished
Dr. Kelsey below!
| 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's suitability for becoming a
board member extends past her
love for the monkeys. With a
Bachelor’s of Science in Biology,
and a Masters in Education, Danaka
is a perfect candidate for OPR's
Educational outreach program!
What can I say, this girl is amazing!
We are so blessed to have her on
We are expanding our Board of Directors and
accepting resumes for two new positions!
Are you retired? Semi-retired? Have free
time on your hands?
Consider a position with OPR Board of Directors
and join us in making a positive difference!
If you support our mission and can share a minimum of five hours of your time
each month, and would like to become involved as an active fellow Board member, please
submit a resume outlining skills you could contribute to help us make a positive difference!
Resumes can be submitted to Attn: Polly Schultz at: