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Rocky Mountain Wildlife Alliance is a non-profit organization serving wildlife rehabilitators, educators, native wildlife, and our community in the Rocky Mountain region.


Rocky Mountain Wildlife Alliance evolved out of a clear need. We noticed critical components missing in the field. We observed that there was very little camaraderie or collaboration among the broad spectrum of wildlife professionals. In addition, there was no easy, affordable, local way to participate in continuing education on a regular basis. It is this need that we are passionate about. By drawing on our inherent unconditional love of animals, and our drive to empower and support professionals, we developed the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Alliance.

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After nearly two decades devoted to providing care to both pets and wildlife, Emily M. Davenport, CWR founded the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Alliance in 2017. She has been a veterinary professional for close to 2 decades, serving in multiple small animal and exotic practices. She is a Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator with the state of Colorado and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. She is also internationally certified in wildlife rehabilitation by the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council—making her one of only 4 people in the state of Colorado with this designation.

Emily’s area of interest and expertise is raptors, with a background in the veterinary field and sound ecological practices, she has worked with raptors as small as Flammulated Owls and as large as California Condors. Emily earned her BFA in Illustration from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, where her focus was on veterinary and medical illustration.


Miranda Britton

Board Chair

Emily Watterson

Board Vice Chair, Volunteer Coordinator, Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator

Barbara Wolfe, DVM

Board Member, Wildlife Veterinarian

Amelia Gazzo, CWR

Board Secretary, Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator

Rachel Acuña

Board Member, Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator

Mariah Cool

Wildlife Care Specialist

Viqui Westenhaver

Board Treasurer, Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator

Aron Smolley

Board Member, Avian Trainer

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