Holly Harris-Reid, director of human resources

Holly Harris-Reid joined Best Friends in 2006 as controller overseeing accounting and finance, and then became the director of human resources in 2010. She and her team are responsible for ensuring that Best Friends has the right people in place, that we care for and develop our people, and that everyone is paid on time and covered by our health benefits. 

Holly has an MBA with an emphasis in organizational development, in addition to degrees in accounting and journalism. She considers herself a “corporate refugee,” having finally found her place among like-minded, mission-driven people. Prior to Best Friends, Holly did extensive editorial and accounting work in conservation and animal welfare. She volunteered or worked for organizations such as the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest and Orangutan Foundation International.

Holly is the doting mom of three dogs and a horse named Gypsy. She is passionate about all animals but has a special place in her heart for gorillas.