Jamie Rowe is our Founder and Director of Grit & Grace. Animals, both domestic and wild, are her passion and she loves educating on the importance of wildlife in our lives and in our world.
Terry Rowe is Jamie's husband and the muscle of the group. He builds all of the enclosures and other things needed for the rehab. He also pays for the things we need when donations are short.... which is, sadly, more often than he would like. He has also had to step in and help feed when we are overwhelmed with wildlife babies. He's a keeper!
Karson Burke is Jamie's daughter and her relief pitcher when she needs a break or a much needed vacation. Karson is the very busy mother of 3 boys, all under the age of 7, who keep her on her toes. What little spare time she has, she devotes to rescuing and rehabbing wildlife animals.
Patty Rowe Anderson is Jamie's mother in law and she helps to feed the babies once they are of a certain (easier to feed) age. She likes to get up super early, so she usually takes the "early morning" feeds, which is a blessing. She says taking care of these animals is what keeps her young. She is currently 73 years young.
Amanda Lovelace started as a volunteer with Grit & Grace, and fell in love with the animals so much so, that she decided to obtain her rehab permit which she received this year (2020). She is a valuable asset to Grit & Grace and has a love for all wildlife animals, especially opossums and bats. She and her family have started their own rehab, and I am sure that in no time at all, they will be doing amazing things in the lives of wildlife animals. Until then, she will continue to help out here.... and we are so very thankful for that!
Liz Corbitt also started as a volunteer with Grit & Grace this year. She came with a HUGE love for opossums, and is a beautiful and much needed opossum advocate. She will be obtaining her wildlife rehab permit shortly and is also a valuable asset to Grit & Grace. She is the mother of 2 beautiful girls who also LOVE all animals, both domestic and wild. They will, I am certain, make amazing wildlife rehabbers one day.
Joshua Rowe is Jamie's oldest son and is our graphic designer. He is pictured here with his wife Pamela who also helps out with the public relations aspect of our nonprofit. Josh creates all of the beautiful graphics for our Facebook posts and media. It literally takes a village to maintain our nonprofit, and what better village than family. Josh and Pam currently live in Georgetown along with their two children.
Jackson Rowe is Jamie's youngest son and an added asset to Grit & Grace. Like all of her other children, he too has a love for all animals. When baby season is in full swing, you will find him helping out by feeding all of the wildlife babies and performing other (not so glamorous) tasks like cleaning cages. It really is a labor of love because I am sure he would rather be spending his time doing other "normal" teenage things.
Grit & Grace Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-run center that rescues and rehabilitates injured, displaced, and orphaned wildlife mammals in our area of Central Northern Kentucky. Our primary goal is to rescue and successfully rehabilitate wildlife mammals and then reintroduce them back into the wild to live their lives, and to fulfill their important jobs of helping our ecosystem. We are also pleased to offer educational programs to community organizations and schools with the help of our animal educational ambassadors. Our goal is to teach the important role that wildlife and conservation play in our environment, and foster compassion for nature and environmental sustainability. We serve many county and state agencies, but we receive no funding from any of them. Seeing the great need for our services, we are passionate and dedicated to helping people and wildlife co-exist. Our amazing team of regulars and part-time volunteers are committed to helping our animals. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? See our contact page for more information.
Seeing the need for an energetic, nonprofit wildlife rescue to support our community's wildlife population, we formed our organization to provide sensible solutions. We've grown considerably since then, all thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community!
We focus on making the maximum positive effort. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us do good work. Using community driven models, we take actions that make a long-lasting difference.