Christine Cummings –
Co-Founder, President, Rehabilitator, Re-nesting Crew, Rescuer, Educator, Event Coordinator, First Responder
Christine has been working for the rights and care of all animals since her early childhood. As a young adult, she worked on the forefront of Animal Rights in Washington, DC. She also worked as an Animal Technician during her attendance at the University of Maryland for Art Education and Studio Art. Upon graduation, she decided to open her own business geared towards the care and grooming of dogs and cats. To work in a setting without animals seemed un-natural. Christine was inspired to become a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator in 2005 after attending an Intro to Wildlife Rehabilitation Course co-taught by Grace Krick. Since 98 % of the injuries seen at Rehab Centers are related to conflicts with humans, Christine was compelled to rescue and rehabilitate wild animals in order to give back to the community. Because Birds of Prey are a shared passion between both Christine and her husband Todd, APCH was born. Together they operate and maintain the Center and work hard to continue its growth to accommodate the numerous birds in need. With this educational platform her teaching background has finally evolved as one of the primary missions of APCH is to educate the public about ways to lessen conflicts one may encounter with wildlife in one’s very own backyard. Christine is the primary caretaker of both the resident and rehabilitation patients on site.