Customer Service Representative
Ricky was born in Charlotte, NC but raised in Asheville, NC.
He worked in the human medical field from high school until about 8 years ago, when he took the leap and pursued his dream of working with animals. He hasn't looked back or regretted a single day since.
While working as a Vet Tech, he decided to branch out and became a NC Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator with emphasis on small mammals. He can also care for reptiles and amphibians but was better equipped for the mammals. Hi favorites to care for are the opossums. They are fun and not nasty as people are led to believe.
In addition to those, he's cared for rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs and field mice. During his training as a Rehabber, he volunteered at the WNC Nature Center. He was able to help the veterinarian and animal care staff take care of non-venomous snakes, salamanders, lizards, tree frogs, wolves and raccoons. Never a dull moment.
He is the proud dad of a soon to be 15 year old orange cat named Stumpy. She was born without a tail, hence the name. She, of course, runs the home.
Ricky is very excited to be part of the Southside crew and can't wait to meet everyone and their furbabies.