Volunteer Spotlight:
Stacy Alger

Before moving to Nashville with her husband and pups, Stacy lived in Northeast New York City and the Philadelphia area. She worked as a photographer in the newspaper field. In Tennessee, Stacy has found joy in taking her dogs on free range pack walks in the woods along with her friends and their dogs. She combines her love of the outdoors with her passion for photography by capturing beautiful pictures of nature and wildlife. Take a look at some of her work on Instagram @ stacyalgerphotography. Stacy began volunteering at Harmony in 2023 and has become an invaluable member of our volunteer team. She is always eager and willing to jump in when there is an animal in need.

Why did you choose to volunteer at Harmony?

I started volunteering 10 years ago in Philadelphia and Newark, DE. I needed something of value that I could learn from and would be a major part of my life.

What do you enjoy most about volunteering at Harmony?

I am so happy to be able to learn things about wildlife that can enrich their lives. The more I volunteer, the more I learn. This past year, I have begun to capture injured wildlife. It feels good knowing that I helped give an animal a chance at surviving. 

What is your favorite/funny wildlife story?

About 20 years ago, I went on a morning hike with my dog. We were walking on a trail with a field of shoulder high grass on one side, and a dense forest on the other. I froze as I saw a large cat leap from a standstill about 8’ from the field into the forest. My dog cautiously went over to the spot in the field and checked out where the cat came from and went; she seemed concerned. To this day, I still can’t confirm what type of cat it was but it was a large, sleek black cat maybe 70 lbs with a long tail. When I consulted with a zoo employee, they said it sounded like a black leopard.

What are your hobbies?

I like to go hiking with my dogs or solo with my cameras to photograph wildlife.

What is next on your bucket list?

I have a few photography projects that I have been working on over the years, one of them being birds of the east coast. I would love to finish at least one soon and put together a show.

What is one thing most people do not know about you?

Stacy is just a nickname.

Stacy Alger

Harmony Wildlife loves Stacy Alger!

Are you interested in joining Harmony’s volunteer team? 

Contact Peggy @ peggy@harmonywildlife.org