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The California Wolf Center welcomes your comments, suggestions, and questions. If additional information is needed about our organization, tours or special events, educational content, memberships or donations, or any other topic, please contact us using the information provided below. Check donations (payable to the California Wolf Center) may be mailed to the address listed below. The California Wolf Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Monty Sloan

Photo Credit: Monty Sloan


California Wolf Center

PO Box 1389

Julian, CA 92036


619-234-WOLF (9653)






Erin Hunt, Director of Operations: It has always been important to me to make a difference in the world around me, and I know that when I come to work at the California Wolf Center I have a direct impact on wolf recovery in the wild. I feel connected and inspired, and I am constantly reminded that I can be a force for positive change as part of this dedicated team.

Christina Souto, Associate Director of Development and Communications: The California Wolf Center is an organization I dreamed of being involved with. The work I get to do on a daily basis helps wolf recovery in the wild; it does not get better than that!

Heidi Pankratz, Animal Care Manager: I love working for an organization that is deeply involved with helping wolves recover and I love going to work every day knowing that I am making a difference for wolves.

John Murtaugh, Program Coordinator: Wolf recovery has been a passion of mine since first learning of the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park in 1995. Being able to commit myself daily to the future of this iconic species is a dream fulfilled and I am thrilled to be a part of the California Wolf Center's mission!

Karin Vardaman, Director of California Wolf Recovery: I am inspired to be a part of such a wonderful organization that makes a difference for wolves and our natural world each and every day.

Board of Directors

Norm Switzer, DVM

Chairman of the Board, Executive Director

Profession: Veterinarian, Partner at Midland Animal Clinic

Daniel Moriarty, PhD

Profession: Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology, University of San Diego

Patrick Valentino, JD

Director of Public Relations

Profession: Partner, VLP Law Group LLP (San Francisco)

Helen Vanderswag


Profession: Clinical Research Nurse/ Registered Nurse

Pam Howard

Membership Coordinator

Profession: Teacher and Guidance Counselor

Hayes Anderson

Profession: Retired Educator

Kim Carey

Director of Volunteers

Profession: Retired Legal Specialist

Brett Carey, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Profession: Corporate Finance, Qualcomm

Robert Cisneros

Profession: Animal Care Supervisor, Collections, Husbandry, Science, San Diego Zoo; Vice President of the American Association of Zoo Keepers

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