Community Operations Specialist
Valerie is excited to join Ruff Haven as its Community Operations Specialist. After graduating from Westminster College with a degree in Computer Science, Valerie adopted her first cat, which changed her life plans to include animal welfare. She began volunteering at Best Friends Animal Society's Kitten Care Center when it opened in 2013, then joined as a part time employee for five years. She learned and developed best practices for kitten medical care and shelter data management, and is looking forward to using her skills at Ruff Haven.
In addition to working and volunteering in animal rescue, Valerie works as a Database Analyst in public health. Valerie enjoys gardening, hiking, and skiing in her spare time. She shares her home with her five cats and a variety of foster animals from bottle-fed kittens to unsocial cats and kittens.