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Dr. Robert Jones is an author, researcher, developer, animal rescuer, green business innovator, and cancer survivor. He has developed or co-developed many projects that make a real difference, including the likes of WREN. His business initiatives have saved over a million gallons of gasoline from being used in the last ten years and have grown a real park through the power of a gaming app. Robert is a published author in fiction and holds a PhD in Classics, a MA in Military History, a MBA, and a BBA in Corporate Finance. With a second chance at life, Robert has dedicated himself to making positive changes in the world. Tilted Tavern is the latest step in realizing this dream. He loves having the opportunity to work with his wife, Dr. Brooke Jones, by his side in realizing a venture that has the potential to educate and save countless lives.

Dr. Robert Jones - CEO

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Liz Crandall graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management. Desiring to work with wildlife but drawn to medicine, Liz was fortunate to be hired on at the Southeastern Raptor Center in 2005 as a veterinary assistant. The next ten years were spent rehabilitating birds of prey along with other avian species, learning invaluable skills of the trade, creating relationships with the community, educating the public, and teaching over hundreds of volunteers and veterinary students about raptor medicine and rehabilitation.  Liz has also worked on projects centered on the habits of red wolves in Tennessee, researched black bears in Idaho and Georgia, and taught raptor medicine in Chile.  She resigned from SRC in the summer of 2015 as an Assistant Director and is now one of the driving forces necessary for developing WREN.  

Liz Crandall - COO

Board of Directors

Dr. Ralph Wood - President

Jonathan Davis - Vice President

Ryan Kibbee - Treasurer

Dr. Britton Hammett-McCurry - Secretary




Adrien Hespel - Imaging - University of Tennessee

Mike Jones- Raptor Medicine - University of Tennessee

Steve Divers - Wildlife Medicine - University of Georgia

Joerg Mayer - Wildlife Medicine - University of Georgia

John Roberts - Pathology - Auburn University

Adam Cooner - Reptile Medicine - Animal Medical Center

Jill Heatley - Wildlife Medicine - Texas A & M


Rehab professionals


Amy George - Reuniting mammals - Wild Care of Alabama

Katie Stubblefield - Avian medicine and husbandry - Alabama Wildlife Center

Ann Miller - Reuniting and renesting young birds - Alabama Ornithological Society



Natural History, Logistics, and more


Debbie Waltermire - Logistics and Procurement 

Richard Esposito - Environmental - Southern Company

Geoffrey Hill - Ornithology - Auburn University 

Wayne Hubbard - Wildlife regulations in Georgia - GA Department of Natural Resources