Board of Directors

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Wildlife Waystation Board of Directors

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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Susan Hartland
President - Non-Voting

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

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Sal Mazzara
Co-Executive Vice President, Independent Board Member 2016 - 2018

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Mani Arabi
Treasurer, Independent Board Member 2016 - 2018

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Toree Arntz
Independent Board Member 2014 - 2016

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 2014 - 2016

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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Todd Manion
Independent Board Member 2016 - 2018

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Book a Private Event

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) 899-5201