Staff & Volunteers


Megan Elliot

Megan Elliot

Avian Specialist/Daily Care Coordinator

Megan fell in love with animals at a very young age. Throughout her childhood, she learned compassion, patience and the importance of responsibility.

As she grew, Megan became responsible for care of the family dog. As a teenager she owned and cared for her own little band of misfits from goldfish to a rescued starling to her horse “Buddy”. Her love of animals lead her to seek employment with a local doggie daycare center in 2010.

In her time there, Megan has encountered a wide array of temperaments coming through the doors. She has expanded her knowledge of canine behavior and learned to manage unexpected behavior with calm authority.

In 2014 she was given the opportunity to work with Papayago Rescue House. She oversees the rehabilitation, training and and daily care of the birds.

Ryan Recely

Ryan Recely

Assistant Director

Brianna Stoddard

Brianna Stoddard

Assistant Director

Brianna came to Georgia at a young age and has been glad to call it home. She has 11 plus years working with parrots, along with 2+ plus years working as a veterinary technician. She is the proud mom of a rescue Mitred Conure, and a rescue Pit Bull. She is currently in school to become a veterinarian and will specialize in avian medicine. Brianna is the Assistant Director and Head Veterinarian Technician. She runs the social media pages and keep them up to date. Papayago is most popular on Facebook but we also have active Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, Youtube and Tumblr pages! Brianna keep these pages up to date with photos she takes and edits of all our birds. The other part of her job includes being in charge of daily medical care of the birds. She oversee or administer any medication given and any special care given to the parrots like extra heating when sick. Brianna works closely with Megan, our Avian specialist/Daily care coordinator, on giving medications and keeping our birds in an healthy.