Greenwood Staff

Greenwood Wildlife Staff

Duck gets a bath

Executive Director: Linda Tyler

With a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Colorado, Linda has been working for nonprofit organizations in Boulder County since 1977. After spending 21 years in human services, she was the Executive Director of the Longmont Humane Society from 1996–2008. Her accomplishments there included creating and implementing many new programs to save animals, expanding the staff from 18 to 50 and volunteers from 300 to 500, and growing the budget from $450,000 to $2 million. She has been at Greenwood since January 2009. She enjoys golf, travel and entertaining in her spare time.

Animal Care Supervisor: Lea Peshock

Northern red-shafted flicker

Lea has been active at Greenwood since 2009. She started as a volunteer, became one of our seasonal Animal Care Technicians and was recently promoted to Animal Care Supervisor. Lea received an Associates Degree in Radiologic Technology and a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design 1988. She received her Colorado Provisional Wildlife Rehabilitation License in October of 2011 and became fully licensed in October of 2012. In her free time, Lea enjoys swimming and, of course, all types of animals.

Volunteer & Outreach Manager: Stacey Scarborough

Stacey is a former teacher with 26 years of experience in grades K-12 in both public and private schools, and joined the staff at Greenwood in January 2016. She has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in music performance. She considers herself a ‘pseudo’ Colorado Native (she moved to Arvada from St. Louis, Missouri when she was two). After an attempt at age nine to save a nest of baby robins, she developed an unabashed love and desire to protect the environment and all wildlife. Her experience includes time spent as an outdoor education instructor, high school outdoor ed. volunteer mentor, earth science instructor and volunteer at the Birds of Prey Foundation in Broomfield. She plays the piano and flute, sings loudly in the car, and enjoys hiking, camping and gardening in her spare time.

Communications & Marketing Manager: Chelsea Barrett

Chelsea moved to Colorado from California to attend the University of Colorado Boulder and obtained a double degree in Advertising and Sociology. After graduating, she worked as the Marketing Manager for Downtown Boulder, a nonprofit that promotes the vitality of the downtown business district in Boulder. Chelsea has always been passionate about animals, both domestic and wild. In elementary school, she started a “Wildlife Club” with other students, which met on a weekly basis and brainstormed ideas to raise money for animals. That passion for animals eventually led her to become involved with Greenwood’s Board of Directors in 2015. Needless to say, she thinks she’s found her calling. She loved serving on the Board of Directors and jumped at the opportunity to become even more involved as the full-time Communications & Marketing Manager. When she’s not spending time with her kitty sidekick, Mimosa, you will find Chelsea camping, hiking, fishing or enjoying Colorado’s great outdoors.

Front Desk Supervisor: Alie Moreno

Alie’s path to Greenwood has been a journey full of amazing twists and turns. At Metro State University, she pursued a degree in Chicano Studies with a minor in elementary education. She spent more than a dozen years as the librarian at C.M.S. Community School, a low-income and culturally diverse public school in southwest Denver. Alie loved teaching students how to think rather than what to think. She started as an Animal Care Liaison at Greenwood in June, 2016 and was promoted to Front Desk Supervisor in July, 2017. She uses the skills she acquired working with kids to facilitate conversations about animal care between rehabilitators and the public to secure appropriate care for Greenwood’s patients and to educate the community on living peacefully with Colorado’s wild neighbors. Alie enjoys random adventures with her three children and checking out Denver’s comedy clubs.

Administrative Assistant: Georgia Jallo

A newcomer to Colorado in 2008, Georgia felt that volunteering at Greenwood would provide a great introduction to the state’s wildlife. She was first hired as a seasonal intake receptionist before being promoted to Administrative Assistant. Always interested in the vital connections between habitat and wildlife, she is now an apprentice master gardener with a focus on adding native plants to her new Colorado landscape. After receiving a B.A. in Near Eastern Languages from the University of California at Berkeley, Georgia spent 10 years in South America. She was an international banking officer and worked most recently in the medical field in California.

Retail Manager/Director of Sales & Promotions: Diane McCarthy

What lured Diane to Greenwood Consignment Gallery and Thrift Shop? She has a love for the unique, retro and simply irresistible! After raising four daughters, this begins a new chapter of excitement in her life. Her advertising, sales and marketing backgrounds provide her with a chance to help customers locate these fabulous stores and to create exciting promotions to keep them coming back. “Our goal at Greenwood is to help consignors and customers find another home for preowned furniture, decor and jewelry…giving everything a second chance. It’s a lot of fun and supports such a great cause – and who doesn’t want to help rehabilitate orphaned and injured wildlife!”

Retail Sales Associate/Social Media Coordinator: Tamara Hampikian

Tammy Hampikian spent 26 years as an Electrical Engineer. A military move overseas with her husband broke her heart after seeing countless homeless animals living in the streets. She volunteered with the nonprofit AWL (Animals Without Limits) for a year, after which she continued to rescue street dogs on her own, paying for the cost of feeding, sterilizing, vaccinating, microchipping and transporting herself. She homed 85 dogs, driving and flying them across borders to deliver them to their carefully selected homes, many of which she maintains contact with. After returning (with 5 dogs), her husband retired and came to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado to pursue a second degree. Tammy began volunteering at the Greenwood Consignment Gallery in 2014, and shortly after was hired as a permanent employee.