Hailing from Anchorage AK, Carrie Laxson grew up exploring and observing her backyard wilderness in America’s last frontier. In 2010 Carrie earned her B.A. in Biology from Whitman College after completing extensive research work on physiological adaptations of sharks to the deep ocean. She presented her research findings at the 12th Deep-sea Biology Symposium in Iceland and published her work soon after moving to Fort Collins, CO.
In Fort Collins, Carrie began volunteering at a variety of organizations including Larimer Humane Society’s Wildkind rehabilitation program. Her volunteer time and professional work specialized in non-raptor birds and mammals. In 2012 she began volunteering with RMRP and was hired as a full-time rehabilitation associate in 2014. Carrie is instrumental in the daily rehabilitative care of the raptors. She helps to train volunteers and interns in addition to being active in the educational side of the RMRP as well.
In her free time, Carrie is a passionate mountain biker and currently serves as Assistant Patrol Director for Diamond Peaks Mountain Bike Patrol.
- Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Provisionally licensed wildlife rehabilitator with the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program
- Fully trained educational raptor handler
- Fully trained in care of raptors under rehabilitation