Our Staff & Faculty

Our Staff

Jenn Bock  

Jenn Bock - Program Director - jbock@wildontario.ca

As our fearless leader, Jenn really does it all! On any given day you may find her training volunteers, delivering educational programs, trimming talons, meeting with fundraisers, training birds, answering emails, building perches or bringing the team together for a well-earned social event. Hers is a job that truly never ends!

Jenn first joined Wild Ontario in 2006 as a volunteer, and after working her way through the ranks she took the reins and guided the program through a complete overhaul. The result is the Wild Ontario that you see today, a program that would not exist if not for her perseverance and dedication!

kyle with apollo  

Kyle Horner - Education Coordinator - khorner@wildontario.ca

Kyle officially joined our small staff team in early 2015 to take on our ever-growing education program. Kyle has been a part of the program since 2005, occupying numerous roles as a volunteer. In that time he also racked up a wealth of experience in the field of environmental education, working for parks, zoos, botanical gardens, private foundations and non-profits.

When he's not answering emails or delivering programs, you'll find Kyle with binoculars or a camera in-hand, soaking up the incredible nature our province has to offer!

Our Faculty

Wild Ontario operates with three incredible faculty advisors, who serve as the connection between our program and the University of Guelph. Our advisors are:

Jim Atkinson  

Dr. Jim Atkinson - Associate Professor for the Department of Animal Biosciences, OAC.

A semi-retired nutrition professor, Jim has conducted research on captive diets for a variety of species at the Toronto Zoo including some of their endangered species breeding programs. Jim is passionate about education and student-involvement, and has been an incredible and indispensable champion for Wild Ontario!

Andy Robinson  

Dr. Andy Robinson - Associate Professor for the Department of Animal Biosciences, OAC.

As an active professor and researcher with a focus on livestock genetics, Andy is a very busy man! Somehow though, he always finds time for Wild Ontario. Andy is an expert problem-solver, and is always game to help with anything from fixing a flight cage to attending stressful meetings. We couldn't live without him!

Dale Smith  

Dr. Dale Smith - Professor for the Department of Pathobiology, OVC.

As an accomplished veterinarian and scientist who specializes in exotic pets and wildlife, Dale is just as likely to be found teaching parrot pathology in Guelph as rhinoceros chemo-immobilization in Zimbabwe! Dale has been a part of Wild Ontario since its time as the Wild Bird Clinic and is currently our Facility Veterinarian, overseeing the health of our non-releasable birds.

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