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FCAR Volunteer Spotlight

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

Volunteer Spotlight - Meet Kaitlyn! There are times when we have tasks that are not much fun, but Kaitlyn is always eager to help no matter what. She is someone you can always count on and has the best attitude!


1. How long have you volunteered for FCAR?

I started volunteering at FCAR in September of last year.


2. What volunteer positions/duties do you do for FCAR?

I help complete any tasks that need to be done around the shelter. This includes socializing dogs and cats, organizing donations, and helping with yard work when needed.


3. What do you like most about volunteering for FCAR?

FCAR has some of the kindest employees that have a strong passion for helping abandoned animals. Volunteering with them is always a blast!


4. Are you from TN -if not where?

I am from TN!


5. What did you do/do you do for a job/career?

I am currently a senior in high school and hope to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.


6. Tell us about your family.

I have 3 siblings – 2 brothers and a sister. We are all 2 years apart.


7. What pets do you have?

I have 2 dogs, a golden retriever mix and a yorkie/Aussie mix. I also have a cat and a horse.


8. What are your hobbies or interests?

My hobbies include riding my horse and spending time at the shelter as my schedule allows. I currently show my mare in ranch horse classes and will continue through college.


9. FUN FACTS! Anything else you would like to share or have people know about you?

My favorite movie ever is Mamma Mia. You can catch me listening to the soundtrack every day.


10. Tell us your favorite memory of volunteering with FCAR.

My favorite memory volunteering at FCAR is helping build the winter houses for the dogs outside. We stuffed straw inside multiple wood pallets and drilled them together.


11. Do you have a favorite FCAR rescue that’s currently still waiting for a forever home?

My favorite residents would be TruBlue. I have a special place in my heart for cattle dogs.










Volunteer Spotlight - Meet Becca! Always happy to help us whether it’s running with a high energy dog, helping us reach high things, baking delicious goodies to sell, organizing donations, cat socializing, and more!!


Here’s a fun little get to know Becca question/answer:


1. How long have you volunteered for the FCAR? Since August 2022


2. What volunteer positions/duties do you do for the FCAR? I help with whatever needs doing, but I love socializing and training the dogs.


3. What do you like most about volunteering for the FCAR?

I love knowing the dogs are doing to have/are having a better life. I also enjoy seeing how much progress the dogs make with training.


4. Are you from TN -if not where? I was born in Hawaii.


5. What did you do/do you do for a job/career? I am in high school. I want to become an orthopedic physician’s assistant.


6. Tell us about your family. I live with my parents and have an older brother in college.


7. What pets do you have? I have a nine year old dog named Daisy.


8. What are your hobbies or interests? I love to bake, run, and play volleyball.

9. FUN FACTS! Anything else you would like to share or have people know about you? I have moved 8 times.


10. Tell us your favorite memory of volunteering with FCAR. Getting to pie my mom in the face at an FCAR fundraiser.


11. Do you have a favorite FCAR rescue that’s currently still waiting for a forever home? Gaga, she is such a sweet girl and so trainable. She is eager to please you. Volunteer Spotlight - Vanessa

Vanessa with her husband Don, son Eli and Freddy (RIP 2021), Case (3) and Zeeba (11).


1. How long have you volunteered for FCAR? 6 months


2. What volunteer positions/duties do you do for FCAR? Walking the dogs, giving baths, office work, special events


3. What do you like most about volunteering for FCAR? I know they might not all enjoy the baths, but I love giving them because it is my chance to tell the pups they are safe and taken care of, and I always get sloppy kisses of appreciation!


4. Are you from TN -if not where? I’m originally from California, but we are a military family so we have been all over the country. The Mid South has been home for the last 3 years.


5. What did you do/do you do for a job/career? I’m a stay at home mom!


6. Tell us about your family. My husband and I have an almost 3 year old son who is a blossoming farmer. We love spending time outside with our 2 dogs and 6 chickens. We are big baseball fans and hope to visit ballparks all over the country while cheering on our Giants and Red Sox teams.


7. What pets do you have? 11 year old lab/terrier mix- Zeeba, 3 year old mix breed- Case and 6 chickens- Fiona, Leslie Knope, Keeley, Stevie, Gamorra, and Peggy.


8. What are your hobbies or interests? I love boxing and have a love/ hate relationship with running.


9. FUN FACTS! Anything else you would like to share or have people know about you? Fun Fact- I was an extra on Hawaii Five-0


10. Tell us your favorite memory of volunteering with FCAR. I started on the same day that Argos, Helios and Hebe came to FCAR. The next time, on the request of my son, I brought the book “Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site” to read to the pups while they were still getting used to being around people. Argos stopped shaking long enough to close his eyes and relax, giving me hope that one day they will love being around people who he trusts to keep him safe!


11. Do you have a favorite FCAR rescue that’s currently still waiting for a forever home? Argos, Helios and Hebe have a special place in my heart! Volunteer Spotlight - July 2021 - Trina


2. What positions/duties do you do for FCAR?


3. What do you like most about volunteering/working for the FCAR?


4. Are you from TN -if not where?


5. Tell us about your family.


6. What pets do you have?


7. What are your hobbies or interests?


8. FUN FACTS! Anything else you would like to share or have people know about you?


9. Tell us your favorite FCAR memory.


10. Do you have a favorite FCAR rescue that’s currently still waiting for a forever home?


Volunteer Spotlight - June 2021 - Scarlett and Emelia!


1. How long have you all volunteered for FCAR? We have been volunteering at FCAR for about 2 years.


2. What volunteer positions/duties do you do for FCAR? We play with kittens and cats, walk dogs, play with dogs, give baths and foster!


3. What do you like most about volunteering for FCAR? Emelia likes playing with the kittens in the cat house. Her favorite cat was Ozzy Osbourne! Scarlett likes to meet the new dogs and help to get them ready for their new homes! Kara enjoys spending time with all of the animals. It's been fun playing with the cats since we don't have any of our own!


4. Are you from TN- if not where? We are not from Tennessee. Kara was born and raised in Severna Park, Maryland. Nick is from Nogales, Arizona. Scarlett was born in Norfolk, Virginia. Emelia was born in Pinehurst, North Carolina.


5. What do you do for a living? Emelia will be in Kindergarten in the fall and Scarlett will be in 3rd grade. Kara is currently at home with the girls. Nick is working at the base in Millington as the EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) Detailer.


6. Tell us about your family. We are a Navy-EOD family. My husband and I have been married for 16 years and have moved 9 times! As a result, we all love to travel and explore new paces!


7. What pets do you have? We have 2 FCAR dogs- Jangles and Bobby. We adopted Jangles 2 years ago. Bobby, our foster dog, became an official member of our family a few weeks ago. We are foster failures!! We have also fostered Everest, Betty Jo, Cornerstone and Dragun.


8. What are your hobbies or interests? Scarlett and Emelia love to do arts and crafts, swim, read and they adore all animals!


9. FUN FACTS! Anything else you would like to share or have people know about you? Scarlett and Emelia love to read and have read/listened to almost all of the Boxcar Children books. Scarlett is also very allergic to cats but still insists on visiting with them at the shelter. We always have our allergy medicine on hand! Both girls love to watch The Incredible Dr. Pol, Dr. Oakley- Yukon Vet and any animal related show!


10. Tell is your favorite memory of volunteering with FCAR. We have a lot of FCAR memories ! Emelia's favorite memory is playing with the puppies and fostering. John Snow and Dario were the very first puppies we met at FCAR and we still talk about them! Scarlett has really enjoyed fostering dogs and helping them find their new homes. Kara's memory is when she got stuck at the shelter during a storm. She was unable to leave, so she sat in the isolation room with Chaos. He was so big, but insisted on sitting on her lap during the storm!

11) Do you have a favorite FCAR rescue that’s currently still waiting for a forever home? We have a lot of favorites! Scarlett's favorite rescue is Stone. He is so sweet and fun to play with. Emelia's favorite rescues are the Manx kittens. She loves playing with them and she thinks that their short tails are so cute! Kara's favorite is Bowie. He very sweet, kind, gentle and happy-go-lucky. He loves everyone and is always ready for a belly rub! If we had room for 3 dogs, Bowie would be it! Volunteer Spotlight - May 2021 - Kylee

1. How long have you volunteered for the FCAR? 2 and 1/2 years

2. What volunteer positions/duties do you do for the FCAR? Dog & cat socialization, bake sales, office work, bathing and walking dogs, yard work, and more!

3. What do you like most about volunteering for the FCAR? I like to help out and see dogs and cats.

4. Are you from TN -if not where? Yes!

5. What did you do/do you do for a job/career? I just finished 4th grade.

6. Tell us about your family. They are silly, crazy, kind, loving, and wonderful!

7. What pets do you have? I have 3 dogs: Kelso, Tails, and Tony, 2 cats: Skeeter & Rosie, and 1 guinea pig: Little Bit

8. What are your hobbies or interests? I like drawing, crafts, perler beads. And swimming in the summer!

9. FUN FACTS! Anything else you would like to share or have people know about you? I've gotten 3 new baby cousins in the past year.

10. Tell us your favorite memory of volunteering with FCAR. One summer volunteering when the dogs each got their own kiddie pool and I got to play in the water with them!

11. Do you have a favorite FCAR rescue that’s currently still waiting for a forever home? Dixie Chick. She is such a sweetie!



Volunteer Spotlight - March 2021 - Pete Stein


Pete has been such a huge help with collecting items for the garage sale (de-flea market) fundraiser! He did A LOT of heavy lifting (and even brought backup some days, like his son pictured with him above). He drove all over the mid-south and hauled so many items for us! Pete saved us so much time and we were able to focus on the rest of the planning and organizing the event. He puts in a lot of behind the scenes time and effort and we are so appreciative of all he and his family does for FCAR!!


1. How long have you volunteered for the FCAR? Three years or so.


2. What volunteer positions/duties do you do for the FCAR? I do whatever the shelter needs. I worked with others to build out the feline house and was able to get a lot of the interior materials donated. I pick up and haul stuff when needed including food, straw, mulch, donations, or whatever else. We help with shelter cleanup and adoption events too whenever we can.


3. What do you like most about volunteering for the FCAR? I like the staff and volunteers.


4. Are you from TN -if not where? I grew up on Long Island, NY. I spent my college years in Texas and have been in the Memphis area since 1995. I have spent about half the years since then working all over the country.


5. What did you do/do you do for a job/career? I am a construction project manager, estimator, and quality control manager. I have done a little bit of most types of construction but specialize in wood framed multi-family work and historic rehabilitation and repurposing of mass-masonry and concrete framed buildings.


6. Tell us about your family. I have been married to Kimberly for 25+ years now. Our son, Will, and daughter, Beth Anne, are also active with the shelter and other community events.

7. What pets do you have? Too many. Gretchen is a MAS rescue Shepard / Malinois mix. Arby is a FCAR alum and our little bully boy. Cats Biscuit, Sandy, and Inky are barn rescues and Rocky is a FCAR alum polydactyl cat.


8. What are your hobbies or interests? I do some woodworking and miscellaneous fabrication work. I don’t consider myself an artist but if someone shows or describes something to me I can usually figure out how to build it. The treehouse inside the feline shelter is a good example, as are the PVC cradles on the wall and the “tree” shelf that spans along the front corner.


9. Tell us your favorite memory of volunteering with FCAR. I usually enjoy whatever I am doing. Volunteering is my relaxation time so I try not to get too stressed out over the tasks at hand.


10. Do you have a favorite FCAR rescue that’s currently still waiting for a forever home? We have fostered quite a few dogs over the years and I think they all have homes now. We currently have Gayle and Limerick. They are adorable but have a lot of puppy energy. I’m sure they will find homes very soon.


Volunteer Spotlight - February 2021 - Jan & Bruce

Rubirosa (currently adoptable!), Bear (their FCAR alumni), Tucker with Bruce!



1. How long have you volunteered for the FCAR? We began volunteering for FCAR in November 2018 at "Home for the Holidays". This is where we met Bear.


2. What volunteer positions/duties do you do for the FCAR? Bruce works every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday cleaning the dog's yards, kiddy pools, and water buckets. We foster whenever we can. Jan is also training with Lisa Hannah to help get our babies adopted.


3. What do you like most about volunteering for the FCAR? Bruce and Jan just love being with the dogs so much. They give so much more than we can ever give to them. We also love our FCAR Family.


4. Are you from TN -if not where? Bruce was born here, but Jan is originally from St. Louis.


5. What did you do/do you do for a job/career? Bruce is a retired 30 year veteran of the Germantown Police Department, while Jan taught in Memphis City/Shelby County schools for 20 plus years.


6. Tell us about your family. We have 2 grown sons: Mike and Josh - They have given us 5 grandchildren: Shade (11), Sadie Kate (8), Scarlett (6), Ophelia (4), and Cecil (2). Both Jan's parents are deceased, but my step mom lives in Arlington. Bruce's mom, Shirley, lives in Memphis and she is also part of the FCAR Family as she adopted Donner.


7. What pets do you have? We have our beloved and very loud Tucker, a Rat terrier, and our precious Bear (Wooley Bear an FCAR baby) that we adopted after fostering for about a week.


8. What are your hobbies or interests? Bruce loves to fish, play golf, and he is an avid Buck Knife collector. Jan loves to work jigsaw puzzles, garden, swim, and watch Hallmark movies. We also love to walk our dogs everyday.


9. FUN FACTS! Anything else you would like to share or have people know about you? PRE COVID - We have been on 2 amazing cruises: One to Alaska and the other to the Panama Canal.


10. Tell us your favorite memory of volunteering with FCAR. For Jan, it was our first time working at "Home for the Holidays". I was working sales table. I took a break and went into the tent where the dogs were. I looked down to see this little white curled up dog in the corner of his kennel. I stepped back out that's when I saw Sidney watching me. She smiled and said if you go back in, you will be a goner. Well I went back in to find him looking for me. Our eyes locked. That's when I knew he was to be our Bear! Bruce says his was his first day helping to clean, a little bundle of energy bit me on my calf. That is the only time that I have been bitten. (See next question for more!)


11. Do you have a favorite FCAR rescue that’s currently still waiting for a forever home? Jan's would be Rubirosa, or Ruby as we call her. She is truly amazing! Bruce's is Journey, that little bundle of energy that bit him on his very first day. He spent roughly 2 months building her trust and now she moves him!


 

Volunteer Spotlight - January 2021 - Kathryn


1. How long have you volunteered for the FCAR? I’ve been volunteering for a year and a half.


2. What volunteer positions/duties do you do for the FCAR? I spend time with the dogs, take them out for walks, take pictures of them for the website, help with bake-sales. Recently I’ve raised money for the shelter by hand-painting personalized pet ornaments!


3. What do you like most about volunteering for the FCAR? The staff is so welcoming and you can see their love of animals through the relationships they have with the dogs and cats.


4. Are you from TN -if not where? I am from Tennessee.


5. What did you do/do you do for a job/career? I work at my dad’s restaurant, Patrick’s, in east Memphis.


6. Tell us about your family. I am the middle child of 3 siblings. Kallen is my older sister and Malachi is my younger brother. My dad owns a restaurant and my mom is a retired music teacher.


7. What pets do you have? I have 1 Rottweiler: Lucy and 3 cats: Max, Henry, and Bo.


8. What are your hobbies or interests? I love art, competing in pageants, and volunteering.


9. FUN FACTS! Anything else you would like to share or have people know about you? I love competing in pageants because you are able to advocate for a platform you are involved with and instill confidence in other girls to apply what they’re passionate about to serving their community. My platform is the impact canines make in our communities and how important it is to take care of them!


10. Tell us your favorite memory of volunteering with FCAR. I love spending time with the dogs, Karma really opened up to me and she would sit on the bench with me.


11. Do you have a favorite FCAR rescue that’s currently still waiting for a forever home? Karma is the sweetest dog, and I can’t wait for Waverly to find a forever home.

 

Volunteer Spotlight - December 2020 - Manuel


1. How long have you volunteered for the FCAR?

Approximately two months.


2. What volunteer positions/duties do you do for the FCAR?

Socializing with dogs, bathing them, and cleaning areas such as isolation rooms. Also, thanks to the mentoring of Mrs. Lisa, I have been learning to train dogs.


3. What do you like most about volunteering for the FCAR?

Spending time with dogs and learning about them one on one to help them get adopted into loving homes.


4. Are you from TN -if not where?

I am originally from the San Fernando Valley area in Los Angeles, California. My family and I moved to Tennessee about 6 months ago.

5. What did you do/do you do for a job/career?

I’m currently in the 7th grade.


6. Tell us about your family.

I live with my wonderful 10 year year old brother, my mother who is from Nicaragua, my dad who is from Chile.


7. What pets do you have?

My one and only fur-baby Leche (meaning milk in Spanish) is 16 pounds of loveable, fluffy Cockapoo. We also have a cockatiel named Martin.


8. What are your hobbies or interests?

I love to bake, listen to classical music, practice my violin, and spend time with animals.

9. FUN FACTS! Anything else you would like to share or have people know about you?

I speak Spanish, recently started playing violin, and have achieved the title of second degree black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do.


10. Tell us your favorite memory of volunteering with FCAR.

Decorating dog treat cookies and handing them out to dogs in a “reverse trick or treat” fashion for Halloween 2020.


11. Do you have a favorite FCAR rescue that’s currently still waiting for a forever home?

Ethel holds a special place in my heart. Even though she did not fit in the greatest at our home while we fostered her, I learned that she is a fun, happy go lucky, energetic girl. She would be the perfect addition to a home where she could get the loving attention that she craves for and deserves.

 

Volunteer Spotlight - October - Gina Thweatt


1. How long have you volunteered for the FCAR? 17 years

2. What volunteer positions/duties do you do for the FCAR? Animal cruelty investigations, taking animals to the vet, adoptions, a little bit of everything!

3. What do you like most about volunteering for the FCAR? Working with such amazing people with the same goals in mind as we find loving homes for our rescues

4. Are you from TN -if not where? Yes, born in Memphis

5. What did you do/do you do for a job/career? I was an elementary teacher for several years, I was also a graduate advisor in the College of Education at the University of Memphis

6. Tell us about your family. I have a wonderful husband named Keith and we have been married for 31 years and we have 2 dogs, Candy and J.R. I also have 2 brothers in VA, 1 sister in Bartlett, and my parents in Germantown.

7. What pets do you have? 2 FCAR canine rescues, Candy and J.R. (formerly Jeremiah) Our other FCAR rescues that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge are Angel, Clay, Trace, Sparky and Lovie

8. What are your hobbies or interests? Saving animals! Reading, going to the U of M Tigers’ football and basketball games, being with my family, traveling with my husband

9. FUN FACTS! Anything else you would like to share or have people know about you? I am a history buff! I love studying American history and visiting historical sites.

10. Tell us your favorite memory of volunteering with FCAR. The Cocker Spaniel Reunion.

11. Do you have a favorite FCAR rescue that’s currently still waiting for a forever home? Birdman


 

Volunteer Spotlight - August & September - Matt & Shelby Wright



1. How long have you volunteered for the FCAR? We have volunteered for about a year and a half

2. What volunteer positions/duties do you do for the FCAR? All sorts! We’ve fostered, adopted, sponsored, adoption days, baths, walks, socializing, spring cleaning, fundraising, Instagram posts, community outreach, and we started the FCAR yearly calendar J

3. What do you like most about volunteering for the FCAR? Matt says simply: dogs, duh. He loves that he can have an impact on the lives of dogs. For Shelby, it is being able to feel like she is making a difference. Every time she leaves FCAR she feels more fulfilled than when she arrived.

4. Are you from TN -if not where? Nope, Matt is from Nevada and Shelby is from Maryland. They met while Matt was in school in Maryland.

5. What did you do/do you do for a job/career? Matt is enlisted in the Navy and Shelby is a corporate financial analyst.

5. Tell us about your family. Right now it’s the two of us, plus our two fur children.

6. What pets do you have? We have Allie, a lab/hound mix who we adopted in Virginia and we have Arrow a pit mix who is an FCAR alumni J

8. What are your hobbies or interests? Matt enjoys hiking, playing sports, fixing up old cars, and working with his hands. Shelby likes to read, paint, hike, and bake!

9. FUN FACTS! Anything else you would like to share or have people know about you?

Matt was stationed in Europe for 4 years! Shelby is a budding environmentalist and likes finding new ways to reduce her carbon footprint.

10. Tell us your favorite memory of volunteering with FCAR. For Matt, it was working with Rogue. Rogue was a very shy rescue who would hide in the back of his run whenever people would walk by. After hours of sitting in the run, trying to get Rogue to trust him, he finally got Rogue comfortable with him and helped him get adopted to a new family!

For Shelby it’s seeing dogs she’s worked with or fostered get adopted. In particular, she was proud to see Jangles getting adopted after being her foster.

11. Do you have a favorite FCAR rescue that’s currently still waiting for a forever home?

Matt loves Garth. He’s just so happy to see him. He wants to show him his run, run around it and play with him whenever we visit.

Shelby loves Rubirosa. Although she is particular with human companions, she really loves the one she loves. Shelby loves how she jumps up and down when she visits, plays fetch with her, and gets some cuddle time.


 

Volunteer Spotlight - July - Jody Stenzel

1. How long have you volunteered for the FCAR? 1 1/2 years


2. What volunteer positions/duties do you do for the FCAR? Baths, socialize, rake, stuff envelopes, whatever they need that I can do.


3. What do you like most about volunteering for the FCAR? I always leave feeling like I had the best day.


4. Are you from TN -if not where? Minnesota


5. What did you do/do you do for a job/career? Minor Med nurse


6. Tell us about your family. I am married to John, 2 dogs. I am the youngest of 6 children. My siblings live all over the US. A dozen nieces and nephews.


7. What pets do you have? foster fail Titan from FCAR and Caleesi from another rescue.


8. What are your hobbies or interests? I love to read and now enjoy audiobooks also. I love to travel in and out of the US. I enjoy going to craft fairs.


9. FUN FACTS! Anything else you would like to share or have people know about you? I go home to Minnesota every fall to attend the state fair and Minnesota's largest craft show.


10. Tell us your favorite memory of volunteering with FCAR. So many its hard to choose. I am working on getting Nicklaus to let me pet him, he has twice! I love how excited Matheo gets when I go in to see him. I have a special spot in my heart for the senior dogs. Seeing how far Birdman and Jughead have come. Giving Abbee baths. Seeing puppies.


11. Do you have a favorite FCAR rescue that’s currently still waiting for a forever home? ALL of them!!

 

Volunteer Spotlight - June - Lisa Hannah

1. How long have you volunteered for the FCAR? 2 1/2 years

2. What volunteer positions/duties do you do for the FCAR? Foster, Adoption Days, Transport, Fence Checks, Photos

3. What do you like most about volunteering for the FCAR? 3 Things I like most....All the people at FCAR and those I've met along the way thru adoptions, events, etc. I love that I'm always learning something new! And of course, fostering puppies is so fun!!!!!!

4. Are you from TN -if not where? I've lived in CO, IL, MO, AZ, PA, OK, OH, and TN. I've lived in TN for the longest, 11 years

5. What did you do/do you do for a job/career? Favorite job stay at home mom for the past 18 years. Career real estate investor.

6. Tell us about your family. Lance (Hubby of 21 yrs next month) he is an Air Traffic Controller and favorite hobby is golf, Lucas 19 lives in MO and likes coding and programming, Ralyn 18 loves music, Colby 17 enjoys video games, and McKayla 9 loves unicorns and gymnastics. Our whole family loves traveling!!

7. What pets do you have? Tell us about them.

Bumper 9- AKA "The King" Ralyn put the puppy on my grocery list for a full year then showed me Bumper's picture online. The rest is history. This amazing dog has been her constant companion since the day they met.


Marvin 5- AKA "Mr. Handsome" or "Gentle Giant". He is our rule follower!! He is great frog protector and will let me know when they are in the yard and even lay down next to them until I remove them. He likes everything calm and happy!

Fudgie 2 (FCAR Alumni) AKA Fudge Bug- She is all rainbows and butterflies. Everything she does is with pure joy and happiness. I've never seen her have a bad day! Her favorite game is hide-and-seek with her humans :)

Benny 10 months (FCAR Alumni) AKA Benny Boo Boo. He just loves to love. He has this incredible gentleness to him and super chill vibe. He's never in a rush and completely content to do anything as long as you tell him he's a good boy! When he is playing he tries to talk and he VERY LOUD!!!

Cat - Kiki (2 yrs) She showed up on our doorstep with her sister. We found out Kiki had a litter of kittens in a neighbors garage. We offered to take the kittens and find them forever homes. FCAR was able to get them all spayed/neutered :) Kiki ended up staying with us and her sister Fiona lives next door with friends of ours. Kiki and Fiona play together every day!

Ralyn also has 2 parakeets and a frog.

8. What are your hobbies or interests? Travel and photography

9. FUN FACTS! Anything else you would like to share or have people know about you?

I love adventures. I've been skydiving, bungee jumping, hang gliding, zip-lining, and whitewater rafting. I'm a little calmer now and stick with kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, and skiing. I'm vegetarian and not a fan of eating out.

I'm happy 99% of the time and have crazy amounts of energy!!

10. Tell us your favorite memory of volunteering with FCAR.

The first time I met FCAR co-founder, Yvette, she was dropping off my first puppy foster. I open the door she came barreling in my house saying "Where's your sink? This puppy just pooped all over my floorboard and it's all over my hands!" She got cleaned up properly and went back to get the puppy. I went back with her to get something out of her car and she accidentally hit me in the head with the car door. Somehow they convinced me to keep coming back ;)



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