ARC Volunteers, Educators and Board of Directors come from many northeast Kansas communities. 

We're expanding! ARC Wild plans to implement a youth Ranger program and bring three new educators on board.

RICH & KATHY – Bure of Topeka are Certified Wildlife Rehabilitators with NEKSWR and docents at the Topeka Zoo & Conservation Center. In addition to teaching, they also care for all of ARC Wild's reptiles and amphibians. 

JULIE – Krebs is the Treasurer. She and her husband Ron help with community programs, licensing and paperwork. Both are retired business owners.

JAMES– McNary is the head of Maintenance and keeping our beloved Director out of trouble. He works at Wenger Manufacturing in Sabetha, Kansas.

 WENDELL – Ganstrom of Robinson is a cattlman and retired educator at Highland Community College. He specializes in pollinator programs and is a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator with NEKSWR. 

BRIANA – Gruber is a Vet Tech at the Bern-Sabetha Vet Clinic. She will head up ARC Wild's new Tots & Tails program for kids 2-5 years. Her favorite ambassador is Bella.

ARC VOLUNTEERS - Art Malott and Barb Oltjen of Robinson, Joy & Nazario Wilcock (camping), Jack Frazee of Sabetha, John Welborn and Mark and Laura Bohenkemper of Topeka. ARC Wild Veterinarians are Dr. Robert Shipman of Gage Animal Hospital in Topeka and Melissa Detweiler of the Bern Sabetha Veterinary Clinic in Sabetha.

SHERRI – McNary is a Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator with Northeast Kansas Wildlife Rescue, a docent at the Topeka Zoo & Conservation Education Center and the Director    of the ARC.  



Board of Directors



Your generosity helps us provide free community programs. 100% of all gifts benefit youth in northeast Kansas. 

EDUCATORS IN TRAINING – Amber Bletscher and Daniela Rippe of Sabetha, Kathy Ganstrom and Cassandra Schultz of Seneca and Ashley Stalder of Falls City, Nebraska.

ARC Wild is home to more than 25 wildlife animal ambassadors and a dozen human staff. The ARC was launched in 2018. Since that time, more than 5,000 youth in northeast Kansas have been reached through classroom lecture, hands on activities and close encounter with live wildlife found in their own backyards.  


ARC Wild continues to grow thanks to the dedication of it's dedicated team of volunteers. Each member of the ARC staff gives generously of their time, talent and resources.