Banjo was returned to Bishop in 2017 and was soon diagnosed with terminal cancer. Shortly after that, he was placed in hospice care with our kennel manager and promoted to official treat tester. He loves coming to work with his foster mom every day. His favorite parts of his job are taking selfies with visitors, eating Slim Jims, and running from staff members when it's time to clean his ears.
Lisa started at Bishop in 1995 and she is one of our animal care specialists. She is originally from upstate New York but has lived in Florida for quite some time. Her favorite part of the job is working with shy and grumpy cats in particular. She is a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady with 4 cats at home. In her spare time, she likes swimming, listening to music and watching old classic movies while snuggling with her cats.
Megan started at Bishop in 2014 and she is one of our behavior team specialists. She grew up in Illinois. When Megan isn't busy doing what she loves at Bishop, she spends her free time honing her math skills and fighting crime. She shares her home with her best friend, her cats Robot.
Victor joined the Bishop staff in 2018 and he is one of our Behavior & Enrichment Team Specialists. Victor was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His favoite part of his job is giving out treats to the animals. In his free time, he likes laying on the couch with his dog Murphy and his cat Samantha and supporting his favorite New York sports teams (Go Yankees!)
Kristen started at Bishop in 2004 and she is one of our animal care specialists. She is originally from Illinois. Her favorite part of her job is spending extra time with shy cats to help them come out of their shells. She likes spending time near the water and hanging out with family.
Emily started at Bishop in 2017 and she is our public relations and events coordinator. She is a Texan turned Floridian. Emily has worked with animals at zoos, sanctuaries, on stage and out in the field. She spends her weekends hiking with her pit bull Leila, making green smoothies, and listening to all kinds of music.
Shelby started at Bishop in 2019 and is one of our Animal Care Specialists. Shelby was born and raised in Bradenton, and earned her Bachelor's in Biology from Florida Southern College (Class of 2014!). In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, crocheting, and playing with her two pups - Gibbs and Abby.
Scott started at Bishop in 1997 and he is our head grounds keeper. He was born and raised in Florida. Scott is a true outdoorsman. He enjoys being near the ocean, kayaking, boating, and mountain biking. He also enjoys dressing as a pirate on any given occasion.
Heather started at Bishop in 2006 and she is our adoption coordinator. She was born in Ontario, Canada. In her free time, she likes reading, online gaming, and spending time with her service dog, Sona.
Michelle started at Bishop in 2019 and is one of our Animal Care Specialists. Michelle is a Manatee County native and an aspiring artist. Michelle has two cats and a retired greyhound.
Maggie started at Bishop in 2015 and she is our kennel manager. She grew up in Illinois before moving to Florida to study marine biology. Outside of work, she enjoys collecting antique typewriters, visiting used book stores, and hiking with her pack of pups.
Dr. Ambros is originally from Colorado, but has happily traded the snow for the sand in the wintertime! She enjoys anything outdoors, especially if it involves the ocean. In her spare time she enjoys going to the local craft breweries and relaxing at home with her lovingly named “reject pet collection” – Champagne Kitty, Mr. Elton Meowzer, Mamma Meow, Squishy John, Sinbad, Eleanor, and Horton Henry - all rescued from situations where no one wanted them. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery and dentistry.
Tim started at Bishop in 2018 and is one of our Animal Care Specialists. Tim was born and raised in Central Florida. After moving around the Southeast for a few years, he decided to settle down in Bradenton with his wife, two cats, and two dogs. Tim's interests include playing drums in a punk rock band, trying out new vegan restaurants, and enjoying time spent by the water while snapping the occasional photo.
Kirsten started working at Bishop in 2019 as one of our Animal Care Specialists. Kirsten grew up in Ohio but has been in Florida for 3 years. Her favorite part of my job is interacting with all different types of animals. In her free time, Kirsten loves listening to music.
Zoe started at Bishop in 2017 and she is one of our veterinary technicians. She was born and raised in Bradenton. Her favorite part of working at Bishop is meeting and interacting with so many interesting animals. Outside of work, Zoe enjoys zealously making crafts, sampling fine cheeses, and spending time in the company of her animals - Zucchini the dog, Salmonella the leopard gecko, and Bourbon the cat.
Keith started at Bishop in 1992 and he is our executive director. He was born and raised in Bradenton. He remembers his family getting their first dog from Bishop back when the shelter property was surrounded by woods! In his spare time, Keith enjoys watching classic movies, investigating his family's genealogy, and overloading on decaf coffee.
Annie started at Bishop in 2010 and she is one of our animal care specialists. She was born in New York but has lived in Florida most of her life. She has four pets at home that came from Bishop. In her free time, she likes watching NASCAR, football, and hockey.
Oliver was returned to Bishop in 2013 and started as our office dog in 2015. His favorite parts of his job were barking at the FedEx truck, demanding morning belly rubs, and bossing around the treat dispensers (aka staff members). Oliver has since retired to our Intake building after 3 years of service.
Megan started at Bishop in 2019 and she is one of our veterinary technicians. Megan has been a Bradenton native since birth and has been a vet tech in the area for over 10 years. In her time off she enjoys spending time with her family, her dogs and cats, and the occasional trip to the theme parks around Florida.
Maria started at Bishop in 2018 and she is our Intake Coordinator. She grew up in a military family, so she has lived all over the world. Her favorite part of her job is helping to improve the lives of the animals in her care. In her free time, she enjoys camping with her family, being outdoors, and spending time with her cat and three dogs.