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Our Management Team


Bonnie joined the WRSOS team in 2017, and brought her enthusiasm and lifelong love of animals with her. After living in Jasper National Park for many years, she developed a deep appreciation of co-existing with wildlife. With a background in small business ownership and accounting, she joined WRSOS and has discovered a love of rescuing animals, most especially canids (especially coyotes!).

She lives in Saskatoon and for the past 26 years has always shared her home with a golden retriever or two and a few rescue cats. She enjoys anything to do with nature, being outdoors and spending time with her family.


Bonnie Dell

Executive Director


Samantha Hall

Volunteer Coordinator

Samantha Hall is a dedicated animal lover and community adovcate based in Yorkton.

In January 2021, her journey with WRSOS began when she stumbled upon an injured pigeon in need of assistance. Intrigued by WRSOS's mission, Samantha decided to join their ranks. Since then, she has been actively involved in rescue operations and also lends her compassion and knowledge to the organization's hotline.

Beyond her involvement with WRSOS, Samantha's compassion for animals extends to fostering for a local domestic animal rescue. Her dedication to the welfare of animals has been a lifelong passion, making her a valuable asset to both the wildlife and domestic animal rescue communities.

Outside her role with WRSOS, Samantha is the Agro Center Manager at the local Legacy Coop, an association she has been with since 2005, showcasing her commitment to her day job. 

With a heart full of love for creatures great and small, Samantha Hall continues to make a positive impact in her community through her dual roles as an animal rescuer and Agro Center Manager.



Sheri is the office administrator, international shipping coordinator, purchasing agent and machinist for Massload Technologies Inc. and Valley Custom Machining. She lives in small town Saskatchewan with 2 cats, 4 snakes and one Homo Sapien.

Originally from the Maritimes, the wide-open spaces, beautiful skies and incredible wildlife of the prairies has left an indelible mark and is now home. Sheri’s love for animals was fostered at an early age by her mother who worked for several vet clinics including the U of S vet college. Sheri was introduced to wildlife rehabilitation by several veterinarians, a Merlin falcon nestling named Arthur, and George the one eyed, 3-legged Canadian Toad. Sheri began volunteering with WRSOS in 2008 as a hotline operator and after several years became the event coordinator as well. You may meet her and snakes Wiggles, Wilbur and Houdini out and about around Saskatoon and surrounding areas.


Sheri Hodgson

Event Coordinator


Kelsey joined WRSOS in 2015 after a small bird hit a window at her house and sat on the ground for several hours. She was Googling to find out what we could do with the poor bird and found the WRSOS. One of the rescuers came out and helped the bird, and after that, she decided that she wanted to volunteer her time to help WRSOS and Saskatchewan’s wildlife. Shortly after joining, she became the Newsletter Coordinator, and also got involved with sponsorships and the Gone Wild for Wildlife event.

She is currently the Marketing Manager and can be reached at

Kelsey Elbiyad

Marketing Manager

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Ian is a dedicated member of the WRSOS team, having joined the organization in 2017 following a remarkable rescue mission where he saved a Swainson's Hawk stranded on Highway 39. Hailing from the UK originally, Ian now calls Estevan his home. In 2023, he received a well-deserved nomination for Safety Person of the Year, a testament to his wealth of safety knowledge and extensive experience, which he generously brings to WRSOS. Ian's passion for wildlife preservation and unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety of both humans and animals make him an invaluable asset to the organization, where he affectionately refers to himself as “Ubers for Wildlife”.

Ian Clarke

Safety Liaison


Chris Larsen


Born and raised in Regina, Chris spent a lot of time in his youth in the fields of southern Saskatchewan exploring nature. This interest led to Chris becoming one of Saskatchewan’s favorite traveling reptile educators. His passion for reptiles includes the native ones living in Saskatchewan. Living with his crew of reptiles, insects, birds, and dogs he spends his days writing code on the internet.

Chris joined the WRSOS to help out with their IT needs, but quickly got involved in rescues, transports, and is even building his wildlife rehabilitation knowledge.


Alex joined WRSOS as a way of staying active while staying home with her young son. She really enjoys her work on the hotline and her interactions with callers. She quickly overcame her fear of birds and bats to become a rescue volunteer as well.

She works at a local accounting firm and enjoys spending time with her family of boys and raising money for wildlife.

Alex Dobra

Fundraising Manager


Patti has been “rescuing” animals for as long as she can remember, but certainly made her share of mistakes, despite good intentions. She’s become much wiser since volunteering for WRSOS, and continues to learn with each rescue experience.

Patti grew up & raised her family in Saskatoon. She loves animals & the outdoors, especially time spent in northern Saskatchewan at the family cabins. She is recently retired, having spent 31+ years working with people as a Social Worker. She now plans to spend the next 31 years helping wildlife.


Patti shares her home with a spouse, a cat & a dog.

Patti Wilkinson

Business Development Manager

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