Kendall is a graduate of Northern Michigan University with degrees in both Communication Disorders and Nursing. She has been an RN for over 6 years and currently works at 2 hospitals in the Toledo area. She has been a volunteer at The Animal Behavior Center since early 2018. She lives in Lambertville, not far from the center’s new location at Indian Creek Zoo, with her husband, Trevor, and a small zoo of their own.
Kendall always says that while nursing pays the bills, animals are her true passion! All of her animals are rescued/rehomed, and she stands firmly by the adage “ADOPT DON’T SHOP”. She has 2 parrots, a Green Wing Macaw, Murray, who used to reside at the ABC, and an African Grey named Buzz. She also has 2 dogs, a Great Dane and a Mastiff mix, and 2 cats. Both of her cats were foster fails, as she frequently fosters litters of stray kittens.
As an experienced volunteer, Kendall gets to work and train with a variety of animals, as well as create enrichment/foraging toys. Lara has shown her, first hand, how applied behavior analysis and positive reinforcement can change behavior and improve the animal/owner relationship. Kendall’s work at the ABC has strengthened the bond between her and her own pets, and she is excited to continue to learn and grow as a volunteer!