Megan Flowers Executive Director
Megan grew up on the California and Oregon coast, attending college in Portland. She spent ten years working for a civil rights non-profit in Texas and Washington, focused on programming and development, and is happy to return home to Oregon. Megan has also volunteered for horseback riding therapy organizations and Trap Neuter Release programs. At Sanctuary One, she is excited to blend her professional and volunteer passions together.
Kat Shepard Development Manager
Kat was raised in Forest Grove, Oregon where she developed a lifelong love of Oregon’s stunning forests and unique character. Kat attended Portland State University and began her work in sustainability and environmental activism. She moved to Reno, NV for four years where she worked on membership & fundraising, grants, and outreach at a public lands conservation nonprofit. In her free time, you can find her hiking and camping with her dog Washburn, stand up paddle boarding, rock climbing, or making music and visual art. Kat is thrilled to return to her home state to help sustain and grow Sanctuary One’s important work serving animals, people, and the earth.
Scott LeQuieu Farm Manager
Scott grew up on a ranch in the central valley of California where he learned to care for domestic animals of all kinds. He worked as a stunt performer for TV, films and commercials where he also worked directly with many species of exotic animals from birds to wolves and big cats. Scott’s well rounded ranching background of over thirty years makes him an ideal fit to oversee all of property needs and the operations at Sanctuary One.
Elva Manquera-DeShields Program Manager
Elva was born and raised in Riddle, OR on a small family farm. Elva earned her BS in zoology at Oregon State University. After a couple years doing field research, she decided to go back to school and venture into the education field. She earned her Master’s of Science in Environmental Education at Southern Oregon University. Following her love and passion for animals, Elva saw the opportunity to be apart of the Sanctuary One team. She is very excited to be here and run our volunteer, intern, school, and garden programs.
Christie Cook Office Manager
Christie was born and raised in Oregon, spending most of her life living in the Rogue Valley. Before joining the staff as an animal care assistant she spent a couple months as a volunteer at Sanctuary One. She has a background of volunteering and training with dogs and horses and has a Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor Career Diploma. Christie also has experience with goat care, having a small herd as beloved pets; pictured with her is the goat that she adopted from Sanctuary One. Christie has always had a heart for animals of every kind and wanted a job where she would be able to work with and help them. She has loved learning about, spending time with and caring for animals since childhood and is thrilled to be a part of the staff here at Sanctuary One where she gets to make a positive difference in the lives of so many.
Michelle Morro Animal Care Assistant & Adoption Coordinator
Michelle grew up in Washington and California before moving to Oregon in the Spring of 2019. She’s worked as an intern for Mercy for Animals, volunteered for a small wildlife rehab, and is currently pursuing a Natural Resources degree from OSU. Michelle has loved animals her entire life and dreams of one day having her own vegan animal sanctuary. She’s excited to be part of the Sanctuary One team and make a difference in the lives of rescued animals.
Kathleen Farrell Animal Care Assistant
Kathleen grew up primarily in Brooklyn New York but she’s right at home on the farm at Sanctuary One! Before joining us Kathleen worked primarily with dogs on the east coast as well as the Middle East! Kathleen recently began learning animal reiki and looks forward to dedicating her future to animals.
Max Adams Farm Operation Assistant
Max has lived in Southern Oregon his whole life. He has always loved the outdoors and animals. His family hosts a menagerie of animals on their property, including a juliana pig who has strong opinions about other animals joining the family, as well as a sassy pony.
Board of Directors
Harvey Potts President
Harvey grew up on a working ranch in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, raising a variety of crops and livestock animals, including rescued Percheron draft horses. Harvey received his undergraduate and masters degrees from Pacific Lutheran University and then spent the next 20 years working in the environmental nonprofit sector in Washington State. Harvey moved to the Rogue valley in 2016 when he accepted the role of Chief Development Officer with Dogs for Better Lives (formerly Dogs for the Deaf), a nonprofit training and placing Assistance Dogs nationally, many of which come from rescue shelters.
Roxanne Trusty Vice President
Roxanne is a multispecies nutritionist with a flare for public speaking and youth development in animal agriculture. Growing up in the Midwest, Roxanne was active in 4-H and volunteering in her community. At the University of Wisconsin-River Falls she graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science with a minor in Humanities. Roxanne continued to become certified through the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists and now works as a nutritionist for the Grange Cooperative. She enjoys exploring throughout the backwoods of the PNW and is happy to call the Rogue Valley her home.
Dana Utroske Secretary
Dana grew up on a small cherry orchard in Hood River, OR, and developed a love for ecology and sustainable agriculture at an early age. She earned a BA in Sociology from Grinnell College and an MS in Leadership for Sustainability Education from Portland State. She’s taught in classrooms, gardens and forests, and today offers sustainability education consulting through Educate Regenerate. Outside of work, Dana is an avid gardener, crafter, and tinkerer. She lives outside of Medford with her partner Tony and her deaf AmStaff Wilbur (named after the pig in Charlotte’s Web) in an urban permaculture food forest.
Eric Westerberg Treasurer
Eric was born and raised in Ashland, OR and from a young age spent many weekends on his grandparents farm where he developed a love for open spaces and caring for animals. He received a BS in Business/Accounting from Southern Oregon University. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, woodworking and gardening. He has had many pets over the years of Dogs, Cats, Fish, Chickens and Rabbits. He currently resides in Gold Hill, OR with his wife and two kids.
Amy grew up in the Willamette Valley and lived in the Portland and Albany area for about 30 years with her husband. She was ready for a warmer drier climate and they moved to Medford in 2018. She loves living in the Rogue Valley. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Resources and a Master’s of Science in Science Education at OSU. Amy has fifteen years of experience in environmental education leading hands-on, experiential, place-based programming. Amy is passionate about connecting learners to our great outdoors through inquiry and action in their local communities. In her free time, Amy enjoys being outdoors, playing piano and viola, and spending time with her husband and their two dogs.
Kathryn grew up in coastal cities in the US and spent many years in the foothills of Northern California before moving to Southern Oregon ten years ago. She graduated from Chapman University with a bachelors in Business Administration emphasizing organizational leadership/design and communications. Kathryn has worked as a Human Resource and Safety professional for the past twenty years enjoying organizational and people development. She loves animals, the beauty of Southern Oregon, gardening, spending time with family and vocal performance. She currently lives in Eagle Point with her husband and daughter.
Kenny is from Portland, Oregon and moved to southern Oregon in high school. Kenny graduated with a bachelors in Computer Science from Southern Oregon University and has enjoyed working in the Tech industry ever since. He loves animals, the outdoors, and spending time with his family. He currently lives in Ruch, Oregon with his wife and kids.
Lynae was born and raised in southern Oregon. After spending several years after high school in Eugene, OR, Los Angeles, CA, and Portland, OR, she returned to the Rogue Valley to continue her career in banking. Lynae received an AA from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and went on to earn a BA in Accounting from the University of Oregon. Lynae is passionate about sustainable living and enjoys gardening, hiking, art/sewing, and golfing in her free time. She has two cats, Grace and Bowie, which she adopted as kittens in 2018.
Advisory Board Members (listed alphabetically)
Sanctuary One’s advisory board members support our staff and board of directors by providing free or reduced-cost expert advice as needed.
Lloyd Matthew Haines Attorney-at-Law, Property Development
Lloyd moved to Ashland, Oregon in 1983, and after a brief stint running a restaurant, began developing and redeveloping property in southern Oregon. Prior to that, he practiced law in Livermore, California with Haines & Walker after receiving his law degree from Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. A New York City native, Lloyd’s interest in restoring historic structures and beautifying Ashland by creating interesting and art-filled spaces has included ventures such as the Bluebird Park, the Shasta Building, the Ashland Creek Building, condominiums, and various public arts projects, including the “We are Here” sculpture (2006), and the Ashland Creek Art Walk (2007). Lloyd’s current passion is the development of the Sanctuary. Lloyd is the “father” of two dogs and two cats, and “godfather” to all of the Sanctuary’s animals.
Jeff Judkins, DVM Veterinary Care
Dr. Judkins owns and operates Animalkind Holistic Veterinary Clinic in Jacksonville, Oregon. His practice focuses on a blend of herbal and nutritional medicine with acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy and cold laser therapy to treat disease states from their energetic root causes. Dr. Judkins is also President of the Rogue Valley Veterinary Medical Association. As an Advisory Board member for Sanctuary One he often lends his expertise in holistic medicine and donates his time for our more difficult medical cases. Dr. Judkins can be reached by calling 541.702.2288 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Wicklund, DVM Veterinary Care
Jennifer Wicklund is a small animal veterinarian who runs Wicklund Veterinary Care in Medford, Oregon. She has a special interest in veterinary preventive care, geriatrics, and internal medicine. Dr. Wicklund has been involved with fundraising and event planning for the Sanctuary. As an Advisory Board member, Dr. Wicklund generously volunteers her time, knowledge, and enthusiasm to routinely visit the Sanctuary dogs and cats, providing advice and treatment as necessary to ensure the dogs’ and cats’ time at the Sanctuary is spent in health and comfort. To reach Dr. Wicklund, please contact Wicklund Veterinary Care by calling 541.414.8008 or by emailing email@example.com.