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.
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.
Richelle Van Dusen Program Manager
Richelle was born and raised in the Rogue Valley and is a lifetime animal lover and caretaker. She has two rescue dogs (Bud and Oso) and one rescue cat (Monkey). She spent the last decade in Portland, Oregon where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree and worked in education, nonprofits, and community wellness. Now, she teaches Yoga and mindfulness to children and adults of all ages and is excited to share her love of animals and community with Sanctuary One. *Habla español
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
Eric Westerberg President
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.
Harvey Potts Vice 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.
Lynae Williams Treasurer
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.
Leslie Miller Secretary
Leslie was born & raised in San Francisco Calif. She worked in Corporate America for 35 years; received Certification in Information System Technologies from UC Berkeley & Project Management Certification from Pacific Bell. She pursued her love for dogs & cats by working as a veterinary technician at Bay Area Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Walnut Creek, Ca. for 8 years. Leslie moved to Rogue River, Oregon in 2018, settling on 2 acres with dogs, cats & goats. She found Sanctuary One after losing one of their goats to respiratory failure. After adopted 3 goats in Nov 2019, Leslie became a volunteer Spring 2020. Her spare time is spent working in her garden and caring for their dogs, cats, goats & chickens.
Shane was born in Chicago where he primarily resided until moving to Oregon in 2015. He has always loved animals, and is thankful to have parents that allowed him to “have a zoo” in his childhood bedroom. As an adult, he earned a bachelors in Special Education, and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. He has worked in the education field since 2008. Shane currently serves as the director of an adult, special needs transition program in the Rogue Valley. At Sanctuary One he strives to create mutually therapeutic relationships for students and animals.
Alison is a College & Career Advisor at Project Youth+, a local non-profit in Southern Oregon that works with at-risk youth ages 14-24. Through the College & Career Advisor role, Alison mentors middle and high school students at two rural Southern Oregon schools and helps them navigate the college-going process.
After graduating from Hidden Valley High School, Alison headed to Southern Oregon University, where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Marketing with a Minor in Economics. Alison has spent most of her professional career in the non-profit world, specifically for non-profits who work in education. Alison has a background in non-profit management, grant writing, fundraising, volunteer management, event planning, and youth mentorship. Alison has always had a passion for animals, specifically special-needs rescue animals and grew up with lots of animals; dogs, cats, horses, goats, and small animals (most being rescues). Alison has rescued three dogs in her adult-life, all with special needs.
Kristina grew up in Vancouver, BC Canada and graduated from Pacific Lutheran University near Seattle with a degree in Business Administration. She worked for Frank Russell Company as an investment analyst and also AG Edwards as a financial advisor. In 2015 she funded the building of the FIV positive cat cottage at Sanctuary One. Her greatest passion is animal rescue. Kristina currently lives in Duvall, WA.
Lisa Marie Ottoson
Lisa was born in Seattle, WA, and has lived primarily in the Puget Sound region. Raised in the country, her family raised cattle while she rode her horse and showed her dog in 4H. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Business Administration and worked in finance and banking throughout her career. More recently she worked in a multi family office, managing assets for ultra high net worth families before consulting on her own. She moved to Grants Pass, OR in late 2019, with her fiance, Ryan.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.