Key Staff

Megan Flowers Executive Director
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Megan grew up on the California and Oregon coast, attending college in Portland. She spent the last ten years working for a civil rights non-profit in Texas and Washington, focused on programming and development, and is happy to be returning 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.


Scott LeQuieu Farm Manager
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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.



Jamie Gatewood Program Coordinator
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Jamie grew up in California in the Bay Area and moved to Oregon in 2014. She has worked in the Early Childhood Education field as a preschool teacher and family advocate for the past 12 years. Working with farm animals has always been a dream of Jamie’s and she is very excited to be on the Sanctuary One team. Jamie runs our volunteer, intern, school, and garden programming. On her days off she enjoys reading, painting, hiking and spending time with her partner and her miniature dachshund, Latte.


Amanda Beck Animal Care Manager
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Amanda grew up in the Pacific Northwest where she fell in love with animals and nature at an early age. After working/volunteering in low budget animal shelters and rescues for 15 years, she gained a profound amount of experience and understanding of the animal welfare industry. She is eager to learn all there is about large animal medicine and hopes to continue her veterinary education where she can help the surrounding community and continue being a valued staff member at Sanctuary One.


Christie Cook Animal Care Assistant
Christie was born and raised in Oregon, spending most of her life living in the Rogue Valley. Before joining our staff she spent a couple months at Sanctuary One as a volunteer. She has experience raising goats, training and volunteering with dogs and horses and has a Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor Career Diploma. Christie has always wanted a job where she would be able to work with and help animals. She has loved spending time with, learning about and caring for all kinds of animals since childhood and is thrilled to be a part of the staff here at Sanctuary One where she gets to do what she loves each day.


Laura Newton Animal Care Assistant
Laura was born and raised in the Rogue Valley and has always loved animals of all kinds. She went to school in Montana and has spent the last six years working in outdoor education, guiding kids into the outdoors. After living in Portland for the last four years, she is excited to be back in the Rogue Valley. She has always dreamed of working with animals and is thrilled to be a part of the Sanctuary One crew!



Sanctuary One also relies on invaluable interns and volunteers to run our day-to-day operations. Apply to become a volunteer or intern.

Board of Directors

Kristin Milligan President
Kristin was raised in North Carolina and lived in southern California before making southern Oregon her home. Kristin is a graduate of California State University at Northridge and began her career in city planning. Currently she works for Pacific Retirement Services, Inc. as the Legal Projects Manager. Kristin volunteers with Sanctuary One and serves on the board of directors of United Way of Jackson County. Kristin enjoys spending time with her husband and their five furry four-legged children.

Joan Amaratti Treasurer
Joan is originally from Ohio and is a graduate of the College of Wooster where she studied art and theater. She works in nonprofit development and is also a dog training instructor. Raised in a household where responsible stewardship of the earth and respect and compassion for animals and people were deeply ingrained, Joan embraced the opportunity to become involved at Sanctuary One as a volunteer in 2014 and continues to be committed to the organization, serving on the board remotely from California. Her furry family currently consists of a stately old dog and two mischievous cats.

Brigitte Nickel Secretary and Vice President
Brigitte is originally from Hawaii, but considers the Pacific Northwest her home after over twenty years in the area. Brigitte earned her Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from Portland State University and a MBA from Southern Oregon University. Currently, she works for ACA Compliance Group as the Marketing Manager for the performance services division. In grad school, Brigitte was the nineteenth intern at Sanctuary One and assisted the executive director with in-depth research on various projects. After graduating, she remained a proud advocate of the organization and reached back out in January 2017 to help with events and marketing. When not working or volunteering, Brigitte enjoys traveling, cooking, outdoor adventures, and encouraging others to get more involved in our community.

Harvey Potts
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 he Deaf), a nonprofit training and placing Assistance Dogs nationally, many of which come from rescue shelters.

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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

Nile McGhie, DVM Veterinary Care
Dr. McGhie is a small animal veterinarian at Bear Creek Animal Clinic in Ashland, Oregon. Her many small animal medical interests include behavior, diagnostic imaging, and feline health. She is also the President Elect of the Rogue Valley Veterinary Medical Association, a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. While she only treats small animals and backyard poultry at her clinic, she maintains strong interest and enthusiasm for a wide variety of livestock species as well. As an Advisory Board member for Sanctuary One, she generously volunteers her valuable time as the primary treating veterinarian for our goats, sheep, alpacas, llamas, chickens, ducks, geese, and rabbits. Dr. McGhie can be reached by calling Bear Creek Animal Clinic at 541.488.0120 or by emailing

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