Happy Friday! I wanted to take a few lines here on our blog and introduce myself. My name is Michael Moore and Iâ€™m delighted to have joined the amazing team at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest as the new Development Director. Iâ€™m excited to be back working in animal welfare and in particular for the Cle Elum 7. Iâ€™ve been on board for a few weeks now and Iâ€™m in the process of getting to know the staff and chimps and they are getting to know me. In fact, Iâ€™ve been spit on by Jody and Jamie wanted my boots on the first day so Iâ€™m feeling very welcome already. Iâ€™ll be joining the team in sharing stories about the chimps with you, some insider information you can only get here, and hearing about your connections to the chimps and passion for animals! Iâ€™ll also be working at building on the great fundraising work the staff here have already done â€“ which has been amazing! So, Iâ€™m looking forward to having fun sharing fundraising ideas with you, hearing your suggestions about fundraising, and asking for your help in promoting the Sanctuary! Feel free to contact me directly at Michael@chimpsnw.org.