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Lynne Mann, Director, Treasurer

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PO Box 32021, Santa Fe, NM 87594-2021               505-699-0455   

Charlotte's interest in birds started in the early 70's during a 3 month cross ountry bird-watching trip with a naturalist. She connected withe the SFRC in 2005 during a 5 month stay of a Western Screech Owl in a box on her front portal. She currently works as a massage therapist. Her life-long love of and interest in raptors led her to work with the Santa Fe Raptor Center whose work she has long admired.

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Charlotte Cooke , Director


Michele joined the Board of the Santa Fe Raptor Center in 2012. She has lived in Santa Fe since 1997 when she moved here from Massachusetts where she spent most of her career working for a manufacturing company in various positions including sales, marketing, and product development. Upon arriving in Santa Fe she owned and operated the Painted dish, a paint your own pottery retail store. Upon retiring, she wanted to put her managerial skills to work in a local, small non-profit organization and found the SFRC to be a perfect fit.

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President of the Board of Directors Michele Plourde

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Lynne has lived in Santa Fe for 40 years and has been a passionate birder for decades.   Her love of wild birds led her to open the bird feeding store, Wild Birds Unlimited in 1993.   In 2008, after retiring from retail, she was pleased to join the dedicated volunteers of the Santa Fe Raptor Center.   Her greatest thrill is to watch the faces of folks who see our educational raptors up close at events --awestruck and fascinated sum it up when people gaze at these magnificent birds.


Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Raptor Center

Lynne Mann, Director, Treasurer SFRC

Michele Plourde, President 


Lynne Richards, Director SFRC

Volunteers of the Santa Fe Raptor Center

Lori Paras, Executive Director

San​ta Fe Raptor Center

Lori began The SFRC in 2004, after spending many years in raptor rescue and rehabilitation, working with Dr. Kathleen Ramsay, a well-known and highly respected wildlife veterinarian. She conducts all of the rehabilitation work on injured and orphaned raptors that come to the Center for care and operates the only licensed facility in the State of New Mexico that can care for Eagles.

Lori has been trained in assisting in bird surgeries and is also skilled as an anesthesiologist. 

Lori Paras, Executive Director of the San​ta Fe Raptor Center


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The Santa Fe Raptor Center
PO Box 32021
Santa Fe, NM 87594-2021
505 699-0455