Our Management Team

President / CEO

Michael M. Arms

Vice President of Operations / CFO

Rita V. Truderung

Vice President of Development

Renée Resko

Vice President of Finance

Renee Simmons



April Betz, Controller
Michael Seiler, Purchasing/Receiving Manager
Jennie Reed, Assistant Accounting Manager


Kendall Schulz, Adoption Services Director
LaBeth Thompson, Pet Acquisition Manager
Katrina Cauzza, Animal Services Manager

Brigette Beach, Animal Health Manager

Jessica Engel, Adoption Client Services Manager

Club Pet

Kristen Watts, Club Pet Manager
Emily Medina, Assistant Manager


Jessica Gercke, Director
Monica Petruzzelli, Manager
Austin Hale, Manager

Companion Animal Hospital

Dr. Angela Gaeto, Chief of Staff
Chelsea Camacho, Manager


Kristine Fisette, Development Manager
Brise Birdsong, Graphic Design Manager
Eva Lagudi-Devereux, Special Events Manager


Haylee Blake, Associate Director

Equine and Outreach Services

Christen Hanley, Director

Human Resources

Wendy Papera, Director
Tony Dominguez, Manager


Vahn Ketelsen, Manager
Joe Hernandez, Assistant Manager

Management Information Systems

Lon Jones, Programming Manager
Jackie Kelleher, Technology Manager


Julie Bagg, Special Projects Director  

Paws in the Ranch / Orphaned Objects Resale Shop

Mike Salas, Director of Resale and Retail Operations
Terri Medina, Assistant Manager

Pet Encounter Therapy

Robin Cohen, Manager

Social Media

Alexa Munoz-Cortez, Manager

Therapeutic Riding

Courtney Mellor, Manager

Volunteer Services

Megan McCarty, Manager

Due to Hurricane Hilary, all  departments will be closing at 3pm today.  Stay safe!