Board Chairman and Treasurer
Executive Director, Wildlife Images
In 1996, David A Siddon assumed command of Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center. His father John David Siddon, founder of Wildlife Images asked his son to take over the center and ensure his dream would not die with him.
Non Profit Development Specialist
Hellgate Jetboat Excursions, General Manager
Dr. Russ Leavitt
2015 - Present
I worked with Dave Siddon Sr. and a volunteer veterinarian on eye conditions requiring consultation/surgery since I arrived in Grants Pass in 1974, and was asked by Dave Siddon Jr. to join the board following my retirement from ophthalmology. My favorite memory concerns “Liberty” a female bald eagle found blind, starving, with infected talons near Hyatt Lake. She required an extended recovery. I examined her eyes to confirm the observed visual improvement and confirm adequate vision for hunting so as to return her to the wild. She became extremely excited during release and was urgently set free. Her mate, having been waiting for her for 9 months, joined her over the lake and together they reared several clutches of eagles for the next few years. 🦅
Dr. Darren Huddleston
Dr. Russ Codd
Ann Rusk (non-voting)
2019 - Present
My favorite memory are the visits that Wildlife Images has made to Rotary with the best being bringing Nubs to the meeting and him walking within the crowd and also the visits our home school group made with my kids about 17 years ago. I have joined the board to help WI help the animals that so badly need our help!
Store Manager, Umpqua Bank
June 2019 - Present
I fell in love with Wildlife Images back in 2008, when I learned about the need to “Feed the Bears” before the winter and I helped run a campaign to collect dry dog food. Joined the board after hearing the great need due to fires of 2018 hurting attendance and the goal to save wildlife. My favorite animal has always been Nubs the adorable badger!