Big Sky Bird Rescue

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Sarah Thueson Sipe, newly appointed Board Treasurer. Sippi became involved with the Big Sky Bird Rescue when she started donating her family's food scraps to the rescue in the spring of 2016. She has extensive business administrative, finance, and fundraising experience and looks forward to bringing those skills to the Big Sky Bird Rescue to grow and expand fundraising opportunities throughout the local and regional community.



MAVA JANE HURD, Executive  Director and President -sole full time salaried  who coordinates all administrative functions, manages facility maintenance and development  and is a  licensed rehabilitation specialist for caring for all birds at BSBR .


​​Janie Izzo, Secretary and Social Media Director - Interested in becoming a rehabilitation sub-permittee supporting our executive director. She is a member of the International Wildlife Rescue Council. Janie plans to pursue a career in wildlife rehabilitation.

​​​•Emily Johnsen, Program Director- Emily was the original founder of the bird rehabilitation efforts in Big Sky and has consulted with Ms. Hurd on bird care and facilities development.

​Richard Galli, bird lover, newly appointed Vice President of Big Sky Bird Rescue, and Montana native, lives in Bozeman with his wife, Teresa and three sons. Richard teaches history at Bozeman High School and served in the US military. He has rescued many birds that have been cared for by BSBR. Richard is also a supporter and frequent volunteer for our organization.