A native of Butte County CA, I moved to Sonoma County in 1989 and I can’t imagine living anywhere else. I worked for State Farm Insurance in Rohnert Park until 2004. When they downsized their office there, I changed careers to stay in Sonoma County. After working for the Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department for 12 years, I retired from full time work in 2016. I started volunteering for Fawn Rescue shortly after that. I love that we make a difference for wildlife in our local community; right here, right now. It’s been an amazing and rewarding experience.
I am a longtime Kenwood resident and proud parent of two young boys, Jacob and Aiden, and husband to Anastacia Wolfe. I have been the animal care coordinator for Fawn Rescue since 2014.
As animal care coordinator some of my responsibility’s include answering our phone line and responding to any necessary calls. I also handle all animal supervision and care with the goal to release the fawns back into the wild with the help of our hard working volunteers.
My schooling background is in pharmacy, but my fawn training comes from Marj Davis, the founder of fawn rescue. Marj Is always available to help with any questions that come up. Learning from her is an honor and following in her footsteps is a big responsibility.
Fawn Rescue deals with up to 100 wild animals every year by rescuing orphaned, trapped and injured fawns at any time of the day or night, rain or shine. When the fawns are behaving themselves I enjoy coaching baseball and hiking in our beautiful Sonoma County Parks.
I grew up in Glen Ellen and have lived in Santa Rosa most of my adult life. A spot on the Fawn Rescue board opened up in 2017 and I was lucky enough to join. I’m a dad to Lily, tax manager at BPM LLP, and have been a friend of our Animal Care Coordinator Matt for many years. My favorite things are redwoods, Half Dome, and going to A’s games.
A San Francisco native, I moved to Sonoma in 1989 where I worked in the multimedia field. Lifelong passion for animals and wildlife. In 1991 I answered a newspaper article by Marj Davis, founder of Fawn Rescue, asking for help with PSAs. As a student at Sonoma State U majoring in Communication Studies, I replied, she accepted, and it has been love with Fawn Rescue ever since! Helping with causes like Fawn Rescue is an honor and a privilege for which I am grateful. Newsletter editor and webmaster are the other hats that I wear.
I was born in New York City, lived most of my life in California. In high school I was a poor student but became very interested in learning while in college. Attended Community College and got an AA degree, transferred to U.C. Berkeley and received my bachelor’ of arts degree in landscape architecture — graduated with honors.
My interests include photography, music (try to play piano, guitar, and ukulele), travel, curious about how things work (science, astronomy, etc.), wood working, mentoring, protecting our environment, and writing books.
Spent 33 years working with CalTrans as a landscape architect, then retired. I had quite diverse experience working in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Regarding Community Activities, I am VERY interested in improving my community, am on boards of non-profit organizations, ran and was elected for public office for a local recreation district, and have been (and still am) a mentor for over 8 years and really enjoy it!
Marilyn Ganz is the most recent addition (2019) to the Fawn Rescue board and is a resident of the Crane Canyon area of Sonoma County. Marilyn grew up in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania where her mother taught her compassion for all animals as well as the responsibility to allow wild animals to live a natural life.
After leaving home, Marilyn earned her bachelor’s degree in education and moved to Paris, France. She worked there for four years and then relocated often to follow her husband’s career moves. She has extensive volunteer experience and is excited to promote Fawn Rescue’s educational outreach programs.
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