Why and how did you become involved with HSKC?
With years of experience in nonprofit management and a love of animals, I jumped at the chance to join the team here! I’ve always been impressed by the services that HSKC provide to our community, and got the chance to experience the need for high-quality animal welfare assistance first-hand when I discovered a stray kitten in the middle of the road last year. I signed on as her foster via the HSKC, and the rest is history. (That little kitten is all grown up now and – thanks to the HSKC – has a loving forever home!)
Do you have any pets?
3 cats, all rescues in one form or another. Bella is small and black, Rigel is orange and tail-less, and Langston is gigantic and very very cuddly. It’s a bit like living with a herd of baby elephants.
What’s your favorite thing about HSKC?
The office cat(s)! No office is complete without a cat to “help” you do your work. Cats are very good at filing things vertically onto the floor and using the computer mouse – and contrary to popular belief, they can be trained to use QuickBooks.
Oh, and the camaraderie, can-do attitude, and support of the human Staff is pretty great, too! It’s wonderful to know that you’re helping to make a difference day-by-day in the lives of both animals and people.
What do you do when you’re not at the shelter?
Fostering animals, attending veterinary assistant training, video games, books, music, movies, embroidery, enjoying the great outdoors, and – of course – petting all the cats.