Amanda Lollar, Volunteer Executive Director/Chief Caregiver
Amanda has acted in an unpaid position as Executive Director and Senior Animal Caregiver since 1994. She is an author of both scientific and popular literature about bats, including her most recent work, Standards and Medical Management for Captive Insectivorous Bats. In August of 2016 Amanda received The Carol Noon Award for Sanctuary Excellence and has twice been nominated for the Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading prize for conservation. Click here to read her CV.
Moriah Champagne, Bat Caregiver
Moriah has been fortunate to have worked with many species during her time volunteering at rehab facilities and working at the Dallas Zoo. She has a B.S. in Aquatics and Fisheries Biology and enjoys spending time on the water. Since she was a small child she has surrounded herself with the company of animals, basically welcoming anything with hooves, paws, scales or claws. Moriah feels as though conservation and education are key to the preservation of species. “So many people have disdain for bats only because they know very little about them. I’m so pleased to have found Bat World and look forward to not only expanding my knowledge of bats, but also sharing that information with others.”
Timber Champagne, Assistant Caregiver
Timber has grown up in a home that rescues animals from dogs and cats to horses and pigs, and she would not want it any other way. She loves animals of all kinds very dearly. Timber volunteered at Bat World for 2 years before joining the team and says that, “During those years I have learned enormous amounts about these animals. Most of which would change society’s mind about bats being a ‘bad’ or ‘scary’ creature if they would only take a minute to get educated about them.” She looks forward to every day that she gets to work with the bats and finds that each one has their own personality. She plans on pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine, focusing on exotics, and hopes to include bat care in her practice.
Bridget Cameron, Assistant Director
Bridget has always been fascinated with critters other people dislike, believing that all animals have a place in the world and should be appreciated for their intrinsic value. Bridget’s professional life took her from the coast guard to college, then working as an Environmental and Water Conservation Specialist in TX and CA. Bridget spent four years conducting bat surveys for CALTRANS, then obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Captive Wildlife Care and Education. She did a short stint at a domestic animal sanctuary in Wyoming before coming to Bat World Sanctuary, where she is finally able to fulfill her dream of working with animals and educating people on the beauty and the special niche bats have in the world.
STAFF/VOLUNTEER FOOTAGE FROM A LIVE FEED ON NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY