Growing up in Southern California, Lindsey spent her childhood riding horses and dirt bikes through the Santa Monica Mountains, raising and showing pygmy goats at the county fair, and rehabilitating native wildlife and marine mammals.

While earning her Master’s of Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Lindsey traveled through Chile analyzing salmon aquaculture for her Master’s thesis, South Africa studying Elephant herd migration and predator/prey dynamics, and Santa Barbara researching urban groundwater impacts on the local ecosystem. While she loved the research side of conservation, Lindsey soon realized that she wanted to have a more direct and immediate impact on her animal subjects. She traded the sandy beaches of Santa Barbara for the snowy mountains of Colorado where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University.

In her free time, Lindsey enjoys aerial acrobatics, cake decorating, interior design, wood working, hiking with friends and family, snuggling up with her two giant Maine Coons (Sterling and Fezzik), and making animal-butt themed greeting cards for her aptly named Etsy store, FantASStic Beasts!