Mark Jeweler, President & CEO
Mark is responsible for the business, technical, administration and management side of things, is our primary fund-raiser and grant seeker, is our liaison with corporate sponsors and donors, has been single-handedly responsible for design and construction of our rehabilitation clinic, and facilities and is an apprentice raptor rehabilitator himself. He is a Maryland native, and discovered his passion for raptors around 2014. He will assist in the rehabilitation efforts while maintaining his full-time job with the federal government until his retirement. He is father to 3 adult sons, Brandon, Matthew, and Cory, and 1 adult daughter, Sara. He is a software engineer, cyber security enthusiast, avid photographer, actor, voice-actor, narrator, and gamer.
Heather Jeweler, Vice President & Principal Rehabilitator
Growing up in rural Loudoun County, Virginia, near the Blue Ridge mountains, Heather developed an appreciation and passion for nature conservation at an early age, and dreamed of someday working with wildlife. Birds have always held particular interest for her, but especially birds of prey.
It wasn’t until recently that life provided the opportunity for her to finally pursue that passion and so in late 2018 she quit her full time federal job to immerse herself in a wildlife rehabilitation apprenticeship, at Owl Moon Raptor Center in Boyds, MD, gaining hands-on experience, and preparing herself for life as an independent full-time raptor rehabilitator, followed by an additional apprenticeship at Blue Ridge Wildlife Center.
She has earned a Master Wildlife Rehabilitation permit, specializing in raptors, from MD DNR, a Category 2 Wildlife Rehabilitation permit from VA DWR, and a Migratory Bird Rehabilitation Permit from US Fish and Wildlife.
She has completed a “Care and Management of Captive Raptors” workshop at The Raptor Center at University of Minnesota. She has also done volunteer work with The Raptor Conservancy of Virginia and Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research.
Heather is going to be our principal rehabilitator, once we are open for business.