Mike has always loved animals and grew up working on his grandfather’s farm. He spent summers learning about farm life and the responsibilities of caring for all types of animals.  Mike and his wife have four rescue dogs, and are in the process of bringing an apiary onto their homestead to assist in increasing the local bee population.  Mike has always had a love of bears and finds their solitary lifestyle and love of long naps truly inspirational.  Mike is honored to be working with Bears Etc. to facilitate a home for animals in need.


Amy lives in Willis, TX with her Husband Shawn, and two children Katelyn and Adam. She has a BS in Music Education from Sam Houston State and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Human Resources, from Wayland University. She is currently highly involved with the worship ministry at West Conroe Baptist Church and a stay-at-home mom for her two children.


Makyla enjoys traveling, kayaking, live music and sports.  A lover of animals, she has two dogs of her own and is a foster mom for a local shelter. If she’s not exploring the rivers in her kayak, you can find her at a baseball stadium or watching a soccer game!  She brings five years of grant writing and management experience.  She has written grants for a variety of funding sources.  She looks forward most to helping develop the sustainability of Bears Etc. and their non-profit reputation.


Michelle has served as Board Member for Big Brothers Big Sisters, helping them restructure their board of directors, hire a new director, organize their office, and draft a business plan. She is able to assist with business management and human resources and currently works in HR for a large corporation. She has a passion for animals and their care.


Ambrose is an ecologist, artist, and history lover. He has been an avid outdoorsman, traveling all over the United States, camping, hiking, and pursuing nature photography. He has been working with exotic and domestic animals most of his life.