WEST COAST FALCONRY IS FORTUNATE TO HAVE A VARIED STAFF OF proficient FALCONERS AND EDUCATORS. Our staff has a passion for raptors and over 30 years of combined EDUCATION AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE.
Kate and Jana have volunteered their time and expertise for the past several years to teach the Apprentice Workshop at the California Hawking Club’s annual field meet, and Kate has enjoyed hosting the Lure Flying Competition there as well.
Kate Marden, Master Falconer, West Coast Falconry founder and Owner. Has been a falconer since 1998 and is an experienced speaker and educator. She is a successful business owner in Marin County specializing in canine care. Her work with birds of prey predates her years as a licensed falconer. Kate has worked in bird of prey interpretive programs at Renaissance Fairs, Corporate Events, Historical Events, Scottish Games and schools for more near twenty years. Kate has flown her birds in videos and on shows such as Mythbusters, Nat Geo, KQED, Wreakreation Nation, Unchained Reaction, Mancations and Methods of Take. She specialized in training her raptors outside of the box. Her vision for creating a falconry center in the United States that is accessible to everyone is the seed that grew West Coast Falconry.
Jana Barkley is a Master Falconer and Manager at WCF, is an experienced educator and lecturer. Her energy and enthusiasm for the sport of falconry has impressed her audiences. Jana is also a published writer whose work revolves around her passion for the sport of falconry. She is a past director for the California Hawking Club.
Purchase a copy of Jana’s book here: The Apprentice
She has been involved with Falconry and Raptor Rehabilitation, working with many different species of raptors including Golden Eagles for release and education.
Kathie is also an accomplished artist, please check out her websites for more details:
Marya Lehman, a General Falconer, has been working with birds of prey through rehab and educational organizations since 2008. She enjoys her time spent training birds and working them. And in her spare time she enjoys painting birds of prey in all sorts of mediums. Check out Marya’s Facebook Art Page!