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Facility Manager
Alyssa Lakota, Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager
Board of Directors:

Dr. Linda Donerkiel, Board President 

Jeff Rohlman, Treasurer

Debbie Sironen, Secretary

June Galloway, Board Member

Stephanie Corporandy, Board Member

Alyssa Lakota,

Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager

Alyssa is excited to be here and hopes to make a positive impact on the health and welfare of wildlife. Before moving to McCall, she was a Registered Veterinary Technician at Big Bear Alpine Zoo (sanctuary), where she triaged sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife. In addition, she worked at VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital. Alyssa also spent 13 months at The Wildlife Center of Virginia as their Licensed Veterinary Technician Intern. Before that, she worked at Telluride Animal Hospital in Colorado as a Certified Veterinary Technician until the pandemic forced her to move.

In 2019 Alyssa graduated from Colorado Mountain College with honors from their technician program. While there, she also volunteered at the Pauline Schneegas Wildlife Foundation and C.A.R.E. Upon graduating, she traveled to Uganda with Mission Rabies and Clinician’s Brief to vaccinate more than 4,000 dogs, hiking to the most remote regions to eradicate rabies where it is still life-threatening to animals and people. 2017 is when Alyssa changed careers after working several years in film, television, and radio. While Production Director and DJ at The Point radio station, she developed “Paws to Consider – Your Animal Awareness Minute” for radio broadcast. This production is what prompted her return to school.

Today, Alyssa is excited to merge worlds as Wildlife Rehabilitator Manager and host of “Paws to Consider – Sometimes Talons and Beaks,” a podcast series now available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, Lakotafilms.com, and soon to be available on Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary’s website.

Dr. Linda Donerkiel,

Board President

Linda grew up in Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She and her husband moved to Kuna, Idaho where they raised their 2 kids and an assortment of pets.  After selling her small animal veterinary clinic in Boise, they moved to McCall in 2020.

Joining the board in 2023, she also volunteers her veterinary expertise to the organization

Debbie Sironen, Board Secretary

Debbie was born in Portland Oregon, and lived most of her life in Oregon. She was raised out in the country and always had a variety of pets: cats, dogs, goats, and the occasional guinea pig or hamster. Debbie worked at the phone company her whole career and finally retired after 32 years. Some of her interests include running, hiking, travel, reading, photography and camping.

Debbie has volunteered for the Portland Humane Society, the Bend Spay and Neuter Project, and numerous spay and neuter campaigns. She has also volunteered at a wildlife rescue and rehab in Bend, Oregon.

After she moved to Idaho in 2014 she found Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary. Debbie feels it has been rewarding to help the animals and serve on the Board of Directors. Debbie knows that what Snowdon does makes a big difference for our community and the wildlife that we live around.

Stephanie Corporandy,

Board Member

Stephanie is a Purdue grad and midwest transplant loving life in Idaho. Animals of all kinds have always been near to her heart. 

She has been the board president of the Indpls. Zoo Guild, was co-founder and board president of the Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership also in Indy, board member of Friends of the Animal Community in CA and currently do pet transport in the PNW. Giving animals a second chance has been her goal for many years. Stephanie is very excited to join the Snowdon board and help our local wildlife.

June Galloway, Board member

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