Alveus Staff

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Connor O’Brien​

Operations Manager

Connor has volunteered and worked for many wildlife organizations, most notably the American Eagle Foundation and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. He has taken his love of conservation and technology, combined it, and started helping many conservation organizations around the country develop and scale large conservation projects. 

There is no better place to utilize technology for conservation than Alveus. Connor believes Alveus will set the standard for online education and drive significant impact and reach for conservation education online.

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Kayla Jackson

Animal Care & Training Manager

Kayla graduated from college with a degree in biology and a desire to see the world. Her travels eventually found her in Alaska where she realized that animal care and conservation was a cause worth staying for. Since Alaska she has traveled to Nepal where she developed an unparalleled love and respect for vultures. That interest in birds of prey took her to Tennessee and the American Eagle Foundation where training became her primary interest and passion. While she specializes in caring for and training birds of prey, Kayla is dedicated to and eager to learn about any species she can. She believes training is an integral part of animal welfare and is excited to build relationships with the Alveus ambassadors to showcase their personalities and inspire dedication to their wild counterparts across an ever growing online audience.

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Ella Rocks

Animal Care Coordinator

Ella started volunteering at a local wildlife rehabilitation center during high school. After a year of volunteering she began working at the center as a wildlife care coordinator. As part of her job, Ella communicated with the public when they found potentially injured, ill or orphaned wildlife. She came to realize how important the education part of her job was so that people would know what they can do for their local wildlife and when to leave them alone. Ella and Maya met at the wildlife rehabilitation center and started an ambassador training program after the center received two imprinted non releasable American crows. Working with the ambassadors sparked in her an interest in animal behavior and training. That interest carries on into her work at Alveus where she looks forward to seeing the ambassadors assist in educating audiences on what they can do for their wild counterparts.

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