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Wildlife Waystation Board of Directors

Dave Bruyette
Independent Board Member 2018-2020

Dr David Bruyette received his DVM from the University of Missouri in 1984 and is currently Chief Medical Officer of Anivive Lifesciences and President and CEO of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation and Consultation.  Dr Bruyette has previously served on the Board of the Los Angeles Zoo and is a member of the LA Zoo Medical Advisory Board.

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Martine Colette
Founder, Chairperson 1979 - Present

Martine Colette, whose father was in the Belgian diplomatic service, banking and was an avid naturalist, traveled the world as a child and young adult, often on safaris to observe wild animals. During those years of watching the plight of the animals, she decided helping them would be her life’s calling..

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Andrea Kelley
Co-Executive Vice President, Independent Board Member 2016 - 2018

Born and raised in Mohave Valley, Arizona, Andrea Kelley grew up exploring the
outdoors and learned how to care for many animals and their habitats. At a young
age, she got involved with the Wildlife Waystation. a national non-profit 501 (c)3 sanctuary dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, relocation and problem solving of native, wild, and exotic animals.

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Toree Arntz
Independent Board Member 2016 - 2018

Toree Arntz, a native of Santa Barbara, launched the start of her career as a fine artist, studying at the Art Center College of Design. Her works have been showcased at art walks and galleries. A passionate animal lover, Ms. Arntz has also been active in rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned animals since she was a child and started working with exotic animals on a professional level in 2008.

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Mitch Apodaca
Independent Board Member 2016 - 2018

Mitch Apodaca started his professional environmental journey in 1997 as a third grade Public School Teacher utilizing innovative teaching plans that incorporated lessons derived from the Humboldt Redwood Interpretive Institute.

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There are opportunities to attend or book a private gathering in the sanctuary garden of our founder, Martine Colette. For detailed information, please call (818) 686-6681