Polly brings with her over 13 years of
experience working as a veterinary
technician, practical rehabilitation of
indigenous wildlife, and the study of
non-human primate behavior. She
attended the Oregon Institute of
Technology where she studied as an
advanced wildlife rehabilitation
instructor. Polly also studied under
world renowned Dr. Keith Amaas & is
certified through Safe Capture
International with chemical capture &
restraint of non-human primates.
Polly's passion for primates dates
back to her early childhood.
Skip met Polly through mutual
friends and the two were married
in 1992. In 1996 they sold the
farm and bought acreage in
Dallas, Oregon, where the OPR
mission began. Skip plays an
important role in the enrichment
program for the monkeys, as he
designs, builds, and maintains
climbing structures, ledges,
perches and new toys to keep
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Vice President /
Attorney at Law
Dr. Robert MacArthur
BOD member at large
BOD member at large
Stanford Law School, J.D., 2008
Black Law Student Association – Member, Peer Mentor
Christian Legal Society – Member
Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance – Articles Editor
Stanford Entertainment and Sports Law Association –
University of Oregon, B.S., Political Science (major) and
Business Administration (minor), 2005, summa cum laude,
highest departmental honors
Department of Political Science – Peer Advisor
Freshman Interest Groups – Teacher Assistant
Oregon Chapter of the National Bar Association - Board
St. Andrew Nativity School - Volunteer
The Children's Course - Ambassador Board
Urban League of Portland - Member
Oregon Primate Rescue - Board Member
Our resident monkeys captured Jeffs
heart after a first visit shortly after OPR
moved to Longview. Jeff has been a
valuable asset to OPR in so many ways.
Whether it's painting, construction, drying
fruit or keeping up with our books, he's
always there, and with a smile. Jeff has
strong moral values, is kind, and truly
cares about the welfare of the monkeys.
We are fortunate to have Jeff on board.
Audubon is another of Jeff's volunteer
favorites. He leads school children through
the sanctuary, participates in Birdathons
and bird watching, helps with swift
counting and information booth during
September, and has monitored a heron
rookery among other things.
On his first date with Marie, Jeff brought
his future wife to OPR. Now both Jeff and
Marie have OPR in their blood. Jeff married
Marie in November of 2012 and his life
became more full of adventure and love.
He lives in Seattle and enjoys time with
daughters and their families in Portland
and Olympia, hiking, skiing, playing
pickleball, ushering at Broadway plays at
the Paramount Theater,dancing both
contra and ballroom, birding, reading,
watching movies, visiting with and helping
friends, and taking every opportunity to
travel. Jeff hopes many new people will
come to know and love OPR, its staff
and many furry residents.
Amanda is truly an asset to OPR..
Volunteering for many years and then
serving as an intern while attending
Oregon State University, she really got
to know each monkey individually and
gained a strong understanding of their
behaviors and their emotional needs.
She earned her degree in psychology
and animal behavior and ultimately
joined our board of directors.
Amandas dedication and compassion is
evident in the way she interacts with the
resident monkeys and we are fortunate
to have her on our team.