Kathe Powell - Director
Kathe Powell lives in Falls Church with her husband, son, 2 parrots, 3 dogs, 5 cats, and
many fish. She volunteers at a farm animal sanctuary with her son and loves to
photograph animals and wildlife.
Liz Dennison has been working with birds of prey for almost 14 years as an educator, rehabilitator, and falconer. In 2016, Liz founded Secret Garden Birds and Bees to share her love of these amazing birds of prey and spread the word about the essential role they play in a healthy ecosystem.
Tim Dennison is "Head Beekeeper", responsible for all the heavy lifting (literally heaving lifting) associated with inspecting and managing the hives. Tim enjoys working with Secret Garden's bees, spreading the word about the environmental benefits of beekeeping, and working with the Loudoun Beekeepers Association as a volunteer and mentor for new beekeepers. Tim is also happy to help homeowners remove beehives from their home or property without harming the bees in the process.
Maggie Steinhilper - Treasurer
Tim Dennison - Vice President
Liz Thompson - Secretary
Liz Dennison - President
Secret Garden Birds and Bees is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization working with wildlife rehabilitators, falconers, naturalists, biologists and beekeepers to share our love of nature and wildlife with our communities.
Liz Thompson has been passionate about wildlife since a very early age. Encouraged by her parents, she endeavored to not only learn about animals in her backyard, but also to teach other neighborhood kids everything she learned.
Maggie Steinhilper has been a Wildlife volunteer for just a few short years after
retiring from Corporate America as a Process Engineer and Metrics Analyst. She loves birds especially and has volunteered at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in Virginia, Owl Moon Raptor Center in Maryland and of course, Secret Garden Birds & Bees.