Kaitlin O’Toole joined TLC’s Development Team in the position of Development and Administrative Associate in September, 2017.
Originally from Hamburg, New York (near Buffalo), Kaitlin “loves the snow, the food, the hockey, and culture there.” She was fascinated by the marine world because of its mysteriousness and vastness. She eventually decided to pursue a degree with a Marine Science concentration and moved to South Carolina to attend Coastal Carolina University. There she obtained the bachelor’s degree in Conservation, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology. While completing that degree she worked with Bald Head Island Conservancy as an Environmental Education intern. After college she worked for a number of AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) accredited institutions. These experiences allowed her to connect the public to wild things and wild places that might normally be out of reach. She was honored to be a voice for animals and a conduit of knowledge, and enjoyed using environmental and interpretive education to inspire conservation of these animals and their habitats in the wild.
Most recently, she worked with North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as Advancement Administrative Support Specialist. Her impressive development experience is a great asset to TLC and its members. “I am excited to be given the responsibility of ensuring the authenticity and health of TLC’s donor database; this is no small task, and I am proud to have been entrusted with this project. I am excited to leverage this database to marry the people that support us the most—whether it be donors, volunteers, or friends—with opportunities for growth.”
When she’s not on the job she enjoys playing volleyball, SCUBA diving, and taking photos to scrapbook. She’ll be at TLC’s Annual Membership Day this Sunday at Brumley from 1:00-3:00 and is looking forward to getting to know the members that make our community such a vibrant place to live.