About Us

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Our Mission

We’re on a mission to help people understand more wildlife with the hope that greater knowledge will lead to greater appreciation and make us better stewards of our one and only planet. Said another way, we believe that knowing more leads to caring more and the world would be a better place with a little more caring and kindness towards all creatures.

It’s a big mission, we know.

Our Goals

At Northeast Wildlife, we strive to:

  • Provide reliable information that’s written and/or reviewed by zoologists, biologists, and other professionals with experience in the field.
  • Show you that we’re sharing a lot more than just our opinion by supporting our articles with studies, videos and a wide range of sources for further reading.
  • We want to get you excited about the world of wildlife and our goal is for you to read every article and learn something that you didn’t expect! Of course, we want you to learn the answer to the question that brought you to us in the first place too!

Our People

We’re an international team of wildlife lovers with a wide range of backgrounds and skill sets. Together, we can produce amazing content that entertains, excites, and informs! You can meet some of our team here:

Mark Rhodes, Ph.D. – Wildlife Biologist

Dr. Mark Rhodes wildlife scientist fishing and wearing office attair

Mark Rhodes grew up in a country farm house in western Oregon. His entire family loved everything about nature, and he had hundreds of acres of fields, woods, berry patches, and even a creek to explore and play in. Following his love for the out-of-doors and wildlife, Dr. Rhodes completed an MS in Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University and a PhD at the  University of Missouri-Columbia with an emphasis on wildlife ecology.

After graduation, Dr. Rhodes and his family returned to Oregon and set up residence in the desert of eastern Oregon. His interest and experience in mammalian hormones eventually led to a career in helping doctors and patients with hormone balancing.

Dr. Rhodes and his wife have four grown children and eight grandchildren who have all inherited a love for the outdoors and nature. He continues to watch and study wildlife wherever he is and has mastered careful driving while noticing all the birds in the sky and mammals along the road. Huge highlights every year are his hikes and fishing trips in the wilderness areas of eastern Oregon. He also enjoys innovative computer technology, sports, and deep spiritual walks.

Dr. Rhodes helps maintain North East Wildlife’s editorial standards by reviewing content for accuracy and quality. You can connect with him on LinkedIn here.


George Fox College, B.A. Liberal Arts (Music, Biology, Physical Education), 1976

Oregon State University, M.S. Fisheries & Wildlife, 1982

University of Missouri, Ph.D. Fisheries & Wildlife, 1989

Jack Emery – Zoologist

jack emery zoologist with sloth

Jack grew up with a fascination for all things nature.

After achieving a degree in zoology, he soon moved to Costa Rica to study wild animals in their natural habitats, including sea turtles, sloths, and monkeys. For the last 5 years, he has been exploring the natural beauty of Central America, venturing where few tourists have been. He has camped on active volcanoes, scuba-dived with sharks, and hiked through dense jungles!

Jack brings his experience, expertise, and education to the writing team at Northeast Wildlife where he focuses on any and all Central American species! However, this isn’t his only outlet and Jack has also written a book on his experience living and working in Central America.

You can follow Jack’s adventures on Instagram here.


University of Exeter, B.S. Zoology and Animal Biology, 2018