Howard holds an MSc. degree with a specialization in Wildlife Behaviour and Management and a BSc. (Honours) with a specialization in Zoology. Previously he was with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources in several capacities over a distinctive career, notably as a Senior Biologist dealing with wildlife and involved with the management of species such as white-tailed deer, moose, caribou, elk and polar bear and black bear. Howard’s people skills along with project management, planning and public consultation experience are a tremendous advantage for Aspen Valley. He was the Chair of MNR’s Wildlife Animal Care Committee for 10 years which reviewed and approved research projects by MNR and universities that involved handling and holding wildlife.
Janalene Kingshott - Director of Animal Care
Jan is the key person responsible for animal care and is Aspen Valley’s Authorized Wildlife Custodian. She regularly attends conferences and networks to maintain her currency with wildlife rehabilitation practices. Her knowledge and innate ability to read the animals and respond to their needs plays a key role in her work with them. Janalene has spent hours of her own time researching the habits of the various species at the sanctuary with interests in nutrition housing and enrichment. Since arriving at Aspen Valley, Jan has successfully completed the Rehabilitator’s Examination, the Rabies Vector Species examination and the Chemical Immobilization examination.
Mike Cardy - Maintenance
Biography Coming Soon!
Elaine Kingshott - Bookkeeper & Office Admin.
Elaine works in the office, ensuring that the financial details of the wildlife sanctuary are kept according to standards and regulations. She also acts as the administrator in the office, keeping us efficient and organized!
At Aspen Valley we go to great lengths to keep animals safe, fed and protected. But sometimes their condition is beyond our scope at which time we seek assistance from veterinarians. We are very fortunate to have a roster of experts who are willing and able to help us ensure we release viable animals into the wild. They prescribe medications, deliver inoculations, take and interpret X-rays and alleviate pain and suffering.
Our work could not be thorough and successful without the commitment of so many selfless people who place great value on seeing disadvantaged wildlife being helped. We thank them for their loyalty and dedication.