Al oversees Bird Rescue’s strategic fundraising efforts, including seasonal campaigns, events, and corporate and foundational partnerships. He has more than a decade of non-profit experience inspiring constituents to care for nature and wildlife, and is honored to work alongside so many incredible benefactors to Bird Rescue’s mission.
He comes to Bird Rescue from the world of nature education and urban parks administration on the east coast, having served at Mill River Collaborative in Connecticut, Central Park Conservancy in New York City, and as Executive Director at Darien Nature Center in Connecticut. He counts his time leading thousands of passionate volunteers in Central Park as a career highlight.
Al holds a Masters degree in Biology from Queens College and has worked on numerous bird-related projects throughout his academic career. He studied Bananaquit songs in Puerto Rico to assess the efficacy of bioacoustic recognition software, and compared corticosterone stress levels of birds in urban and semi-urban New York environments.
He enjoys exploring the big, beautiful world with his wife and son, going birding, and nerding out about Star Wars.