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 8, 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 74 years young. UPDATE: Patty has unfortunately had to retire from wildlife rehab, but still helps out with little chores that need done.
Liz Corbitt started as a volunteer with Grit & Grace in 2019. She came with a HUGE love for opossums, and is a beautiful and much needed opossum advocate. She obtained her wildlife rehab license this year (2021) and is 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
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 South Carolina 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.
Monica Price is one of our new volunteers for 2022. She came for volunteer orientation in February of this year and fell in love with the babies. She volunteers several days each week (sometimes every day of the week) and has been a huge blessing to us and the animals in our care. We're thankful for the gift of her. She LOVES all the animals but has a fondness for squirrels and groundhogs.
Caitlin Hubler also came for volunteer orientation in February of this year and fell in love with the babies as well. She has been a huge help to us this year and we are so thankful for the gift of her. Caitlin was also instrumental in the life of one of our rehabs this year. She found an orphaned neonate mink, rescued it, and brought it into care this year. Once the mink was old enough for release, Caitlin got to take her back to the area in which she was found and release her back out into nature to live a long, minky life.
Jennifer Jenkins also came for volunteer orientation in February of this year and fell in love with the babies as well. She began volunteering right away. She and her wife Brenda have been a huge help to us this year and we are so thankful for the gift of them. Jennifer works full time as a CPA and works part time with horses (her first love). Brenda works at The Home Depot full time and trains dogs part time. They both have been a HUGE help to us and will go above and beyond for the animals in our care... even mucking out the barn for the fawns. They are definitely a keeper, both of them!
JoEllen Murphree came for volunteer orientation in June of this year and fell in love with the babies as well. She has been a huge help to us this year and we are so thankful for the gift of her. JoEllen loves all the animals and takes such sweet care of each of them. She also works full time as a special education teacher and stays very busy, so we're very thankful for the gift of her time and her help.
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.