A lifelong compassion and empathy for all animals inevitably lead Lorna to the world of wildlife rehabilitation. She spent her childhood summers camping and exploring the natural world with Girl Guides, horseback riding, and rescuing mice and birds from neighbourhood cats. One of her first jobs was taking care of boarding and inpatient clients at her Veterinarians clinic, followed by a position as a small animal and bird supervisor at a local pet store. After a 10 year career focused on nutrition and business management, Lorna instead decided to find a way to help the injured and vulnerable local wildlife, who were suffering due to no wildlife rehabilitation resources available to her community. Determined, she volunteered and trained with other wildlife centres and custodians, and was entrusted as a foster care provider. Lorna joined the Kawartha Wildlife Centre as Executive Director in January 2020. She is passionate about environmental issues, and attempts to practice a zero-waste, minimalistic lifestyle.
“I cannot do all the good the world needs, but the world needs all the good I can do”