Laurie Boss, Vice President, Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary: Laurie and her husband, Virgil, moved to Jackson, Wyoming in 1990 where Laurie began employment at the Jackson Hole Land Trust. Laurie has worked with donor databases and in administrative operations for the non-profit sector throughout her career and most recently was on staff as Administrative Associate at the Teton Raptor Center in Wilson, Wyoming. She left that position two years ago to move to Cascade, Idaho for her husband’s work as CEO of the Cascade Medical Center.
While attending the Master Naturalist class at Ponderosa State Park in McCall, Idaho, Laurie met Carolyn Walpole, the president of Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary, and soon joined the board of Snowdon to help them continue their mission “to rehabilitate and return injured and orphaned wildlife to the wild and to educate the public to appreciate wildlife and minimize conflicts with humans.” Laurie has had a life-long interest in the natural world and feels very fortunate for the opportunity given her to learn and work alongside like-minded conservationist.
In the future, Laurie and Virgil plan to continue traveling on ecological and conservation focused trips to better understand the issues facing organizations as they work to protect wildlife and their habitat. They recently returned from a trip to Kruger National Park in South Africa to hear first-hand about the rhino and elephant poaching crisis.
Laurie also enjoys singing and playing music and has performed with a variety of talented Jackson musicians during her years living in the area.
About the Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary, McCall, ID. The Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary’s mission is to rehabilitate and return injured and orphaned wildlife to the wild and to educate the public to appreciate wildlife and minimize conflicts with humans.