Feline Conservation Federation

Board of Directors

President Mindy Stinner

Mindy Stinner co-founded the Conservators' Center in 1999 to house exotic felines in need, and various other wildlife species. The Center, located in Mebane, NC, has a three-fold mission of rescue, education and conservation. The Center has a strong community support from businesses and citizens and provides valuable wildlife viewing and education opportunities bring awareness of  issues facing nature. Ms. Stinner has served in the past as Director of Conservation for the FCF. She has also been the editor of the FCF Journal. Ms. Stinner is committed to the FCF mission, its  goal to educate members and the public, and its commitment to protecting wild cat ownership.

Secretary Rebecca Krebs
Currently Ms. Krebs work at two zoos, one is an AZA facility and one is a private facility. She has participated in many forms of feline conservation from biological field work to public education, and is also very experienced with scooping poop and mending fences. Ms. Krebs has worked with captive Bengal and Sumatran tiger, lion, Amur leopard, snow leopard, clouded leopard, jaguar, cougar, Florida panther, caracal, bobcat and serval. 

Treasurer Lynn Culver

Lynn Culver is a licensed USDA feline breeder and husbandry consultant. Ms. Culver has been involved in the FCF continuously since 2001, and presently also serves as the organization's Executive Director. She has extensive knowledge of the FCF budget, financials, and bookkeeping needs having trained and worked with other treasurers in the past. Ms. Culver is committed to ensuring that the FCF remain a society of very diverse feline experts, professional and enthusiasts with a common goal to improve captive feline welfare, and wild feline conservation.

Director Chris Tromborg
Chris Tromborg, PhD, teaches animal psychology at the University of California, Davis. He has worked for over 40 years for the protection of wild mountain lions and bobcats in California; and also  for the preservation of free-living cheetahs, snow leopards, and tigers. Mr. Tromborg has served as a member of the AZA's "Animal Care and Husbandry Advisory Board (Feline TAG)." He has  published several studies focusing on behavioral enrichment for captive animals in zoos, including felines. Mr. Tromborg also serves as a member of the board of directors of The Mountain Lion Foundation. Mr. Tromborg is committed to the right of responsible private individuals to possess, befriend, display, breed and manage captive exotic felines.

Director Robert Bean
Robert Bean and his wife founded the 501(c)(3) non-profit Tennessee Nature Center, specializing in non-invasive research that added to the body of knowledge on enrichment, reproduction and  diet. Mr. Bean has experience with over 13 species of felidae, including Tiger, Leopard, Cougar, Snow Leopard, Chinese Leopard, Siberian Lynx, Bobcat, Caracal, Serval and more. Mr. Bean has  served on the FCF board of directors in the past and has returned to work with today’s membership to see that FCF meets its goal of conservation of felids both in captivity and in nature.

Director Julia Wagner

Director Julia Wagner Ms.Wagner has been involved with direct care of exotic felines to managing many aspects of a small zoological park to helping develop materials and collaborations to enhance the exotic animal industry's preparedness for disasters. Part of her role as the Assistant Director at the Conservators Center, Ms. Wagner has been a frequent presence the last few years at zoo industry conferences and  gatherings.  Ms. Wagner has worked on both state- and federal-level legislative and regulatory matters related to exotic  feline ownership, and she looks forward to using this expertise to empower FCF members to more fully participate in the political processes that directly impact both their careers and the animals they care for.