Claire has a Bachelor degree with a major in Accounting from Florida Southern College and became a Florida CPA in 1996. Claire has worked in private industry during her entire career and has been with BCD Travel, a corporate travel agency with US headquarters in Atlanta since 1988. Claire’s current role at BCD Travel is Director of Accounting with responsibility for, among other things, the financial reporting and taxes for the BCD Travel Foundation which is a 501(c)(3). Claire and her husband share their home with 4 Umbrella Cockatoos. The cockatoos range in age from 32 years to 11 years. 3 of the 4 were adopted from rescues.
Sally is a lifelong Atlantan whose first bird was a cockatiel. She has since adopted a Goffin’s Cockatoo named Willow, and two cockatiels named Ash and Rowen. She is passionately committed to improving the lives of companion birds, as well as educating fellow bird owners and the community at large about the specialized care needs of birds.
Sally’s career has involved growing and managing small businesses. She and her husband Jody own a television production company, where Sally serves as the director of operations.
Brianna has been in Georgia since she was very young and found it lacking in support for the local parrots. She decided that needed to change and became Co-founder and ED of Papayago Rescue House. She is a proud mother to several birds including a Mitered Conure, a Citron Cockatoo, and a Blue and Gold Macaw. She is currently doing her undergraduate work for veterinarian school and will specialize in avian medicine. Whatever the medical needs are required, she takes care of it. This includes daily medications, supplements, bandaging, or other special needs. Brianna works closely with our volunteers to ensure the best care is brought to the parrots of Papayago.
As CEO, Maria brings over 25 years of management, consulting, leadership, and IT experience with large fortune 100 to 500 companies across telecommunication, travel, retail and medical solutions industries. She works daily to move PRH forward with a no-nonsense tactical and strategic approach through collaboration, brainstorming, and tapping external resources for expertise.
Director of Government Affairs
Ms. Fujii is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, School of Law, and holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Ms. Fujii is a political advocate and strategist with over twenty years of political and federal government relations experience. She is the president and CEO of SWF Consulting LLC, a full-service bipartisan government relations and political consulting firm based in Washington, DC.
An eternal animal lover, Ms. Fujii uses her skills to advocate for increased avian protections. She is a proud bird mom to four sassy parakeets.
Sarah is originally from the East Tennessee area and lived for short periods of time in Kentucky and Iowa before settling in Georgia with her husband. Currently, she is finishing her degree in Community Advocacy and Social Policy, as a non-traditional student at Arizona State University. This program has helped to supplement her years of volunteer work—primarily in programs supporting women in Appalachia—which she has expanded to include her favorite animals: Birds! Her favorite birds are cockatiels and cockatoos.
Social Media (Twitter & Tik Tok) Coordinator
Lisa is originally from Ohio and moved to GA in 2016. She and her husband, Joe, have three kids- Lili, Sienna, and Joseph, all of which share her love of animals. They share their home with three budgies, a cockatiel, and a leopard gecko. Lisa has been volunteering with Papayago Rescue House since 2018 and frequently brings her oldest daughter, Lili, to help with daily care and companionship for the PRH birds. As social media coordinator, Lisa creates posts and engages with followers on our Twitter and TikTok accounts. She enjoys working closely with the whole social media team to educate and share the beautiful personalities of each and every PRH parrot with as many people as possible.
Rocio (Chio) Wallace
Rocio was born and raised in Mexico City. She moved to Georgia in 1995. She and her husband have three kids, Brandon, Alex, and Connor. She joined her husband in the world of video production where she learned to produce events as a video assistant. She proceeded to expand her knowledge through hard work and dedication, becoming a black belt in the art of HAPKIDO, a Korean Martial Art. Alongside with her production and event work, she has also started her own small printing business. By helping her youngest son, Connor, she found a new passion, helping and caring for our feathered friends. She is so excited to be a part of Papayago Rescue House and is looking forward to many successes, challenges, and beautiful future memories.