Who Is The Lily Sanctuary?
MEET OUR DEDICATED STAFF
DAN AND VENETTE HILL – FOUNDERS
Dan and Venette Hill have over 20 years of experience working with parrots. In residence, the Hill’s share day-to-day management and operations of The Sanctuary. Dedicated to the health and safety of the birds, as well as advocating for the responsible ownership of pet parrots, the Hills have traveled to schools and community events providing education and outreach about the unique nature of parrots. Ahead of their time, they created a unique home environment where unwanted and abandoned parrots have a second chance.
EMILY PREDMORE – VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
With over 750 volunteer Sanctuary hours over the past two years, Emily dedicates three days a week working shifts helping care for the birds. As a Board member, she is responsible for recruitment and training of new volunteers, as well as the management and scheduling of forty active Sanctuary volunteers. An animal-lover with high enthusiasm, strong leadership, productivity, and people-skills, Emily is a team-lead at IKEA.
JAMIE PARROTT – BOARD CHAIR
An avid animal lover, Jamie has been volunteering with the Sanctuary since 2014. Previously she worked at the Santa Ana Zoo and now is the Chief Operating Officer of MedResults Network, an aesthetic medical buying network that negotiates purchasing for over 2,500 medical practices nationwide. A degree in Marine Biology/Zoology and an MBA, Jamie provides the Sanctuary both animal industry and substantial business experience.
JOHN KIM – DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
John’s experience and involvement in animal related causes has helped our Sanctuary’s reach. With over 15 years of animal husbandry experience, largely in the aquarium and reptile industry, his responsibilities at the Sanctuary include maintaining The Sanctuary property and the overall well-being of the birds. He provides continuity in identifying facility issues reporting directly to the Board. John’s volunteer service includes Adoptions Chair and board member of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club – Orange County Chapter; and Adoptions co-chair of California Turtle and Tortoise Care Society. Obvious animal lovers, John and his wife foster 30 turtles and tortoises and personally rehomed six birds.
VANESSA ADAMS – DIRECTOR OF EVENTS/FUNDRAISING
Although new to her position, Vanessa brings new ideas and enthusiasm to The Sanctuary. She has Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and is a self-trained fine arts artist. In charge of events and fundraising, Vanessa is tasked with initiating and building relationships within the community to further our mission. Eager to generate activities that foster compassion for all animals, especially our birds, Vanessa wants to create an atmosphere of fun – determined to attract those who want to share their time, talent and treasurers.
MICHAEL PAUL – ADOPTIONS COORDINATOR
From airplanes to birds, Michael loves all things that fly. As a pilot he has a deep love of flight and a fascination for birds in particular. His most recent adopted bird is a dapper Moluccan Cockatoo named Calboy. As the head of Adoptions at Michael ensures that all of The Sanctuary’s parrots go to homes like Mike’s — loved by people with the same passion for birds.
JASON D’ANGELO – SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR (WEBMASTER)
Two passions – birds and computers, makes Jason’s world joyful. He has an Associate of Science from Riverside Community College and utilizes his computer skills to manage The Sanctuary’s website and social media sites. He began volunteering with his wife Jennifer in 2014. They managed to rescue their parrot Cookie from a neglectful environment. Cookie has thrived under their care. Jason and his wife have grown their mutual love and passion for all parrots by adopting four more birds.