Seaside's Dedicated Staff & Volunteers

The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is staffed with experienced employees and dedicated volunteers who all share the same passion for wildlife rehabilitation. It is due to its staff that allows Seaside to continue its important mission of rescuing, treating, and rehabilitating sick and injured wild birds.


The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary's Director of Operations, Keith Wilkins.

Keith Wilkins

Director of Operations

Keith has been with Seaside since the organization was founded in July of 2016. Prior to joining Seaside, Keith was the Hospital Supervisor for the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary from 2015-2016. Keith also currently sits on the board of directors for Friends of the Pelicans, inc., a non-profit wild bird rescue organization based out of Bradenton, Florida.


The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary's Avian Hospital Director, Melissa Dollard.

Melissa Dollard

Avian Hospital Director

Melissa joined the Seaside family in October of 2017, Prior to Seaside, Melissa worked at Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife in Florida, all the while finishing her Integrative Animal Biology degree. Melissa is a certified wildlife rehabilitator with the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC), and is state licensed in Florida. Melissa also currently sits on the board of directors for Friends of the Pelicans, inc., a non-profit wild bird rescue organization based out of Bradenton, Florida.


The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary's Avian Hospital Technician, Amy Nulph.

Amy Nulph

Avian Hospital Technician

Amy has been with Seaside since its founding in 2016. Prior to Seaside, Amy volunteered at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary from 2014-2016. In addition to her duties at the Sanctuary, Amy also volunteers with the Audubon Society.


The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary's Avian Hospital Technician, Justin Perelli.

Justin Perelli

Avian Hospital Technician

Justin joined the Seaside family in January of 2018. Prior to joining Seaside, Justin had been volunteering at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium since 2017. At the Aquarium, Justin worked in their hospital assisting with the rehabilitation of sea turtles.


The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary's Avian Hospital Technician, Paul Baney.

Paul Baney

Avian Hospital Technician

Paul joined the Seaside family in January of 2018.


The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary's Gift Shop Manager & Volunteer Coordinator, Diane L.

Diane L.

Giftshop Manager / Volunteer Coordinator

Diane has been with the Seaside since it formed in 2016. Prior to Joining the Seaside family, Diane was the Gift Shop Manager and Volunteer & Event Coordinator for the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary from 2014-2016. Diane has over 30 years of retail management and customer service experience.


The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary's Nutrition & Habitat Specialist, Chris Walls.

Chris Walls

Nutrition & Habitat Specialist

Chris has been with Seaside since its founding in 2016. Prior to joining Seaside, Chris worked for the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary from 2011-2016.