Roles: Founder, Executive Director, Animal Care Coordinator
Missa’s love of animals started when they were very small (her first word was “dog”). Since that time, Missa has gone on to found Wallflower Sanctuary and care for numerous animals, including cats, dogs, pigs, sheep, chickens, goats, turkeys, geese, quail, bunnies and guinea pigs.
She’s dedicated to supporting the animals (and humans) at Wallflower to flourish by helping to create a safe place for individuals to be themselves because she’s committed to fostering a world where no matter what body you are born into, individuals are seen and valued.
When Missa isn’t supporting Wallflower in her role as our Executive Director and the chair of the Animal Care Committee, she likes to listen to murder podcasts, drink coffee and learn about astrology and has become known for her sweet dance moves and silly songs, amongst the Wallflower family.
Roles: President, Marketing
Jamie's love of animals started at a young age when she fell in love with the majestic cows on her grandparent's farm. Representations of the cows she befriended would crop up in her life back in the city through her paper crafts, sculptures, drawings, and of course, through her words to anyone who would listen! ;)
Since that time, Jamie has provided care to numerous animals and hasn't been without a pack of dogs by her side since leaving home for college. In her previous role as an Animal Care Attendant for the OSPCA, she was responsible for caring for cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, degus, rats, and ferrets. Today, along with their pack of dogs, Jamie and her partner Tim care for ducks, chickens and sheep.
She's dedicated to being a supportive, steadfast friend to the animals (and humans) at Wallflower because she's committed to creating a kind, compassionate world where individuals are recognized not for "what they can do" but instead for "who they are." She truly believes that sanctuaries are unique spaces of hope where restorative care - for all - can happen.
When Jamie isn't supporting Wallflower in her role as our President and the chair of the Marketing Committee, she likes to draw, stargaze, and soak up some sun with Sunny (the chicken). She has become known for enthusiastically reporting on the "Astro news of the day" amongst the Wallflower family.
Roles: Vice President, Events, Outreach
Corena’s love of animals started after visiting The Wallflower Sanctuary during an Open Farm Day in 2018. Since that time, Corena has gone on to care for numerous animals, including her current pack of 1 dog (MJ the lab mix) and 2 cats (Baby Kitty the furry/needy one, and KittyKins the explorer).
She’s dedicated to supporting the animals (and humans) at Wallflower to feel safe because she’s committed to helping to create a world where all human and non-human animals are treated with dignity and respect, and everyone sees the benefits of being kind to all kinds. She will do whatever it takes to spread awareness about the sanctuary to ensure the residents have a happy and healthy quality of life, no matter what circumstances brought them there.
When Corena isn’t supporting Wallflower in her role as our Vice President and the chair of the Outreach committee, she likes to try new plant-based recipes in the kitchen, spend time with friends and family, try new things, and has become known for her cuddling abilities just about any resident (except Tofu and Benny!) amongst the Wallflower family.
Sarah’s love of animals started from birth. She declared herself a vegetarian at an early age and transitioned to veganism following high school. Since that time, Sarah has gone on to care for numerous animals, including wildlife species, companion animals, and the farmed animal residents of Wallflower Sanctuary.
Sarah began supporting Wallflower at its very beginning stages and has dedicated herself to growing Wallflower’s programs and organizational development since.
She’s dedicated to helping the animals (and humans) at Wallflower thrive because she’s committed to fostering a world where sanctuary work is widely seen and supported. Sarah is committed to a kinder world for human animals and non-human animals alike.
When Sarah isn’t supporting Wallflower in her role as our Programs Manager, she likes to photograph wildlife, spend time with her dog Jimmy and chicken friends Maria and Smurfette, and bake vegan treats for her friends and family. Sarah has become known for her biased favouritism to Levi amongst the Wallflower family.
Roles: Donor Relations, Humane Ed, Public Relations
Jen’s love of animals started when she was just a small child and she would bring home all types of animals and creatures in the hopes that her parents would let her keep them as pets. Since that time, Jen has gone on to care for numerous animals including fish, turtles, cats, dogs, a rat, sheep, chickens and ducks.
She’s dedicated to helping the animals (and humans) at Wallflower thrive because she’s committed to fostering a world where all creatures have a voice and are treated with respect, dignity, love and empathy.
When Jen isn’t supporting Wallflower in her role as chair of the donor relations and humane education committee, she likes to relax with her husband, kids and dogs whether it’s hiking in the woods or splashing at the beach and has become known for her obsession with hunting...for mushrooms amongst the Wallflower family.
Roles: Volunteer Coordinator
Mona Finkelstein’s love of animals started when she was a child then increased when she was exposed to farmed animals at a sanctuary near home. Since that time, Mona has gone on to care for numerous animals, including ones normally found at farmed animal sanctuaries.
She’s dedicated over 9 years to helping and supporting sanctuaries in Ontario and New Brunswick by volunteering her time and experience in recruiting volunteers who happily dedicate their time to help Wallflower where the animals thrive, flourish, grow, feel safe, and receive the best care. This includes human friendships made through the volunteer program. Mona is committed to fostering a kinder world and giving back to her community, whether in Ontario or New Brunswick.
When Mona isn’t supporting Wallflower in her role as our Volunteer Coordinator, she is also a dedicated mother to 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren plus a circle of wonderful like-minded friends. Visiting nearby sanctuaries is her great way of relaxing and feeling at peace. Her other hobbies include art crafts, playing her guitar and enjoying nature walks with her rescue dog, Bandit. Mona has become known for her friendliness, sense of humour and definitely her love for all animals, including the Wallflower family, which I hope to meet one day soon.