Meet Our Team
Born and raised in Ohio, Josh Kuszmaul grew up raising various breeds of poultry and game birds on his family farm. With a passion for birds, he attended The Ohio State University and earned a degree in Animal Science/Wildlife Science. After graduation, he began his career as an intern at The World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park, Missouri where he developed a passion for raptors, particularly owls. He later served as an Assistant Supervisor for the bird show at the Stone Zoo in Massachusetts and as a bird trainer at the Kansas City Zoo. Having worked with birds including parrots, raptors, hornbills, and more, he wants to continue to grow and expand his knowledge. One of his passions is to connect children with nature in a manner that is both fun and educational. As the Director of RH, Josh has devoted his life to educating others on conservation of raptors and will continue to be known as the “bird man”.
Josh Boerner is from Canton, Ohio where he grew up in the barns of the Stark County fairgrounds. This is where his passion for animals grew stronger when he was able to watch his grandpa train horses. Growing up around horses really stirred his passion to care for the animals he encountered. Upon finding friendship with the Sanctuary’s Directors he was introduced to the birds of prey at Raptor Hallow and became intrigued. After starting his volunteer time, he realized he wanted to do more and see our program expand to its full potential. Taking on this role is a huge responsibility, especially when working from the bottom. We are so grateful for Josh’s efforts to push Raptor Hallow forward and continue our mission to support conservation and preserve our beautiful ecosystems.
Sydney Carlile is an avid wildlife conservationist, and the Animal Curator here at Raptor Hallow Sanctuary. After getting her Bachelors of Science in Wildlife Conservation and Management, she began her journey as a zookeeper! Her career has taken her to 6 different zoos and aquariums across the country and has allowed her to become experienced with wide variety of animal husbandry and animal training. Sydney is passionate about animal welfare and educating the public about wildlife conservation. Her main goal is to create a healthy and happy environment for the animals in her care so they can be great ambassadors for their wild counterparts. When she is not working, Sydney enjoys many activities, such as traveling, scuba diving, kayaking, playing board games, spending time with friends and family, or relaxing by watching TV at home with her two loving cats.
Becky Anzalone has a soft spot for non-profits; she has been volunteering with multiple organizations since childhood. She attended the University of Akron and received her B.F.A. in Graphic Design with a Public Relations minor. While at college, she joined a sorority and was immersed in the non-profit world even more. She was introduced to the event planning and marketing aspects and wanted to do much more.
Since then, she has created marketing campaigns for fundraisers,
schools, career technical centers, levies, and small businesses. Becky is very excited to help RH grow and strive to teach our community about preservation and conservation!
Kim Kuszmaul was born and raised in Ohio. Growing up she and her family raised chickens and rabbits. Kim went to school to be a nurse and has held that occupation for 34 years. Her interest in birds came from her son, Josh Kuszmaul, when they started raising pheasants and chickens while he was growing up. Kim says her favorite bird to handle are the owls. Kim has been apart of Raptor Hallow's outreach programs for education and conservation since 2016. Kim is very dedicated to helping Raptor Hallow succeed because she believes facilities like ours are needed for birds that cannot be released back into the wild.