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Resume of Joan Elias




One of ours goals is to bond the small independent rescue groups with the public and the non-profit sectors through the written word.



Featured on WLBE-AM 790 kHz Leesburg-Eustis, Florida

"Talk radio 790” as a featured guest talking about my rescue works with abandoned, homeless, and feral cats and my new book “Calico Cats” A book of my rescue experiences in rhyme.


Featured In the Daily Sun – The Villages Florida for my work with the Feral community of cats and my new book about my experiences rescuing cats.


Featured in “Sumter Times” for my work with rescued animals.


Animal Rescue Experience


Cat Rescuer/advocate - Active in placement homeless and abandoned cats in Wildwood Florida.  Also, act as a resource for the TNR of ferals in the community.  Provide temporary haven for misplaced cats due to cat owner transitions.  Promote and educate the community in the human treatment of cats using resources such as the radio, newsletters (Wildwood Mews), local newspaper, Web site,  ( (Present -2006)


“Metro Cats” founder of Metro Cats in San Jose California – directed the placement of homeless and abandoned cats.  Active in the TNR of feral cats, rescue and placement of homeless cats. Placement of between twenty five to fifty cats per year.  (1998 – 2006)







Writing Experience



Creator and publisher of quarterly newsletter, “Wildwood Mews”, a quarterly published newsletter to promote and educate the community in the human treatment of cats; provide useful care and behavior tips, provide a muse for animal lovers and to support and encourage cat rescue groups.


Published Book  “Calico Cats” Publish America  (2007)


Published on site article for “Dori the Bookstore Cat”


Correspondent for Sumter Times and Sumter Express, Sumter County   Fl  (2006 – 2007)


Published Technical journal for IBM   - This publication is housed in all IBM facilities worldwide.  (1987)


Published magazine article “In Flight Magazine” First Fly - in, Half Moon Bay has it All (1990)


Teacher of writing as teacher of Elementary School and English as a Second Language


Creator and editor Technical Newsletter  – Rolm Corp/IBM.  Newsletter distributed to over 1,000 employees to support Telecommunication development engineers (hardware and software) and technicians.  Improved schedules and quality of software.  1991 - 1993

Contributor to various newsletters including:  Beyond DivorceOsa Johnson Museum New




University of Northern Colorado – Masters Special Education 

 1981 - 1984





Sixty-Six’s (Women’s Student Pilot’s Association 19990), Cat Writers Association, Cat Protection Society, Friends of the Library.


                                    Writing Tools Used


Display Write III, GML, IBM Script, Professional Editor, Unix, PC, Mac, Xedit, and spreadsheets, Word, Internet, Web

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