Born and raised in Campbell, Elena Bauske Khalar brings over 20 years of animal experience. She has worked in a variety of animal establishments including: veterinary clinics, zoological parks, wildlife centers and animal shelters. On top of running the Foster Program at Town Cats, she is also a Zoo Keeper at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose. She has worked with many exotic species, favoring big cats, lemurs and birds of prey. She lives with her husband and her three rescued cats- Parker, Deezel and Schmidty. When she is not surrounded by cats and zoo animals, she tries to visit Disneyland as often as possible. Elena is also very passionate about traveling to new places, cooking, drawing/painting and spending time with family. With a great love of cats, big or small, Elena is so happy to be working at Town Cats and is excited to watch the organization grow!