Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary: Staff
Kimberly Link: President
is the President of the Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary
based out in the backwoods of southeastern Connecticut.
She created the sanctuary upon discovering the waterfowl
abandonment issues in her area. She sees to the humane
capture of domestic waterfowl in need of care,
transports them for veterinary care, provides treatment
under the guidance of her veterinarian, and generally
nurtures them until new homes can be found for them. Kim
is also responsible for landscaping, designing and
maintaining our enclosures.
In addition to caring for
the animals, she also handles our day-to-day website
maintenance and composes our monthly newsletter.
Her goals are both to rescue abandoned waterfowl and
to educate potential buyers of the many responsibilities
of duck ownership in order to help prevent frivolous
duckling purchases. She is also working to locate other
Connecticut residents willing to assist in her local
Kim is an animal-lover and a Wildlife Conservation Society
member. She is a financial supporter of both conservational
zoos and aquariums in Connecticut and New York.
Anthony Link: Vice President
Tony is the Vice President of the Majestic Waterfowl
Sanctuary. In addition to his board responsibilities,
Tony is our technical advisor, carpenter, plumber,
electrician and rescue
coordinator. Tony is also responsible for turning ideas
and designs into actual buildings and sanctuaries.
His goals are both to rescue abandoned waterfowl and
also to obtain state and federal wildlife rehabilitation
certification, so the sanctuary can one day grow to
welcome in other animals in need of our care.
Abby Garcia: Website
is our website designer. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
Her interest in waterfowl started about five years ago
when she obtained a day-old Embden gosling. After that
she acquired a female Pilgrim gosling which she raised
and kept for several years as a "house goose." She
became acquainted with Kim and her husband through their
volunteer work with Angel Wings Waterfowl Rescue.
has designed our website
so that visitors of our site will have access to
important information on care and keeping of waterfowl
as well as be inspired to help waterfowl in whatever way
Waterfowl Care Specialist / Facility Maintenance
first met Kat when she adopted Haley duck from us. Since
then she has become a near & dear friend and supporter
of our sanctuary.
Kat helps out with a wide variety of tasks that range
from routine animal care and rescuing birds, to helping
us build and maintain our sanctuary pens.
Kat is an all-around volunteer who isn't afraid to
get her hands dirty and she is always the first to offer
her help in any situation and our ducks and geese LOVE
Kat has a flock of ducks of her own that includes:
Haley, Elmer, Curly and Aflac!
Patty & Bob Child:
Facility Maintenance / Sanctuary Expansion
& Bob are two of our amazing hands-on volunteers. Bob is
a skilled carpenter/technician who is particularly adept
at working on rooftops.
Aside from helping us with
vital sanctuary tasks (like getting her husband to help
us), Patty is just plain funny.
We love anyone who does this much work
for ducks--including members of the Coast Guard (even in they are
not in the song).
Jenn & Mike Garey: Rescue
Volunteers / Video Surveillance Team
The Garey family lives in Tennessee. They first came to
us for advice with their flock of five geese and then
they stayed in touch and became good friends and
Jenn, Mike, Elizabeth, Marylynne & Kristina assist with domestic waterfowl
rescues within their area. They work with a local vet to
ensure their rescues have the proper medical care they
need. Their years of hands-on experience with geese has
proven indispensable in assisting abandoned waterfowl in
Not only do the Gareys strive to provide the best
care for their waterfowl family, but they are dear
supporters of our endeavor as well, and we are so
grateful to have them on our team.
Mike has also
volunteered to take on the project of equipping and
connecting our website with a video surveillance system
that will enable Majestic Members to view our sanctuary
and onsite projects. We are all looking forward to
our new Webbed Cam!
Karen Hobbes: Facility
Maintenance / Majestic Fundraiser
was one of first true "hands-on helpers." She showed
up for our volunteer work days back when we first began building
our sanctuary and was infamous for
rounding up extra hands on work days and really making a
difference in getting things done.
Karen runs can and
bottle drives to raise money for Majestic. She also participates in an Aetna match
donation program, which is a big help to the waterfowl
in our care.
Damiana Gonzalez: Majestic
is one of our dedicated fundraisers. In her first two
years on board she raised nearly $1000 for our
sanctuary. We are thrilled to have her on board and
enjoy her visits.
Damiana lives in Massachusetts and
has a gorgeous flock of her own -- a few adopted from
us! She attends Holyoke Community College. She is
currently taking business courses and plans to open up
her own doggy day care / sandwich shop called “Box
Damiana loves being outside, snowboarding, playing
with her ducks, hiking, bird watching, anything
outdoorsy and most of all, she LOVES to travel.
Waterfowl Sanctuary 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009