HWC Team
HWC Team

Our Team

Our service area includes the Central Coast of California, The Greater Bay Area, Los Angeles and portions of Ventura County.


Rebecca Dmytryk 

Rebecca has been working with wildlife since 1981 when she obtained her first permit from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to rescue and rehabilitate injured animals. She is founder and director of a nonprofit - National Association for Wildlife Emergency Services, and a leading expert in the field. In 2012 she published a book, Wildlife Search and Rescue: A Guide for First Responders (Wiley Blackwell). From 1986 to 2015, Rebecca operated a mobile pet care business, giving it up to focus on her latest venture, Humane Wildlife Control. Check out her curriculum vitae, HERE.


Duane Titus 

Duane is a licensed electrical contractor with over 20 years in the construction trade. His specialized knowledge and skills come in handy when he's inspecting for damage or when making repairs to a structure. Duane also has extensive wildlife capture and handling experience. In 2010 he worked on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico where he supervised construction of temporary animal enclosures before leading rescue operations. Later, he was appointed Safety Officer, overseeing the personal safety of all the emergency responders working at the facility. Check out more, HERE. Duane is also a licensed amateur radio operator with over 30 years experience.