Jack Amen, DVM

Dr. Amen was raised on a farm/ranch in northeastern Colorado, seven miles from the Nebraska state line (Almost a Corn Husker). From the farm, Dr. Amen went to, and somewhat prospered at, the Colorado State University where is earned a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from Veterinary School…

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Sidney Bashaw

Sidney Bashaw in the cat gathering center holding a cat who is snuggling in her arms

Sidney joined Mountain Humane over a year ago and loves her work as part of our essential medical team. She grew up surrounded by critters of all sorts – dogs, cats, horses, chickens, fish, pet rats, and even hermit crabs – and she always knew that she wanted to work with animals.  Sidney was raised…

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Aubrey Cravens

Aubrey Cravens holding a tortoise shell cat in her arms

Aubrey is originally from the Boise, ID area but has lived in Denver, CO, Seattle, WA and moved to the Wood River Valley about 3 years ago after spending 6 years basking in the Florida sun. Aubrey graduated from ITT Technical Institute with her associate’s degree in Business Technology and Administration. Her love for animals,…

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Jayne Fenton

Jayne Fenton holding up a cat on her arm

Jayne grew up in England where her childhood passions were swimming, horseback riding, and ice skating. She obtained her BA (with Honors) in Sustainable Tourism at Sheffield Hallam University and then took an exciting opportunity to move to the United States. She spent the best part of 20 years in Las Vegas and Phoenix, enjoying…

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Claudia Flores

Claudia loves animals and supports the human-animal bond. Her first language is Spanish, and she came all the way from Paraguay to join our team to pursue her dream of working with animals. With Claudia’s sweet spirit, and love for animals we are excited to have her on the animal and customer service team!

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Cheryl Fulton

Cheryl Fulton squatting down in the snow while petting her black dog

Cheryl grew up in the Wood River Valley on a horse ranch south of Bellevue and left for the big cities of Dallas, Los Angeles, and finally Seattle while completing her BS in Human Development and Psychology and raising a family. She spent the last 10 years in Boise to be closer to her parents…

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Bailey Gould

Bailey Gould in her Mountain Humane uniform smiling at the camera with a scruffy dog in her lap looking up at her

Bailey has been with Mountain Humane’s animal care department for over two years. Originally from Santa Barbara County in California, she grew up an animal lover always having pets in her childhood home. After some time spent working at the shelter, Bailey finally adopted her very own canine companion who she named Pippa. On their weekends in…

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Heidi Hayes

Heidi Hayes sitting outside in winter weather with her brindled dog next to her

Sometimes everything comes together perfectly. Heidi Hayes, with an impressive background in marketing, abiding love of our valley, and a passion for animals and their welfare, came together when Mountain Humane needed her. Heidi’s decades of experience leading clients large and small through the maze of marketing, advertising, and effective engagement are indeed impressive. Heidi…

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Leslie Krieger CPDT-KA

Leslie, and her family, have been residents of the Wood River Valley since 2018. She has worked in the animal welfare field for over nine years, including time at various animal shelters in Washington and Idaho and private veterinary clinics. Leslie has held roles in adoptions, management, medicine, and behavior (where her true passion lies).…

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Sierra Lenox CPDT-KA

Sierra Lenox holding up a black bunny

Sierra moved to Hailey from Missoula, Montana with her partner, and four pets.  Sierra was previously employed at the Humane Society of Western Montana as the Shelter Manager. She has been involved with animal welfare on a professional level for the past four years, and is excited to continue her career with Mountain Humane. Sierra…

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Megan McCauley

Megan McCauley sitting in a field in front of a wood fence with her two large dogs in her lap

After visiting the Wood River Valley in 1986, Megan fell in love with the outdoor life and moved here soon after. She was temporarily displaced for a few years and soon recognized the error of her ways, moving back to stay. As an avid aminal lover, her days are fulfilled at Mountain Humane devoted to…

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Dejia McNeil

Dejia McNiel holding up an orange tabby cat in her arms

Dejia, better known as Dee, is a wonderful, kind-hearted person who loves animals of all sorts. When she heard there was a spot at Mountain Humane, she knew she just had to join the team! When she’s not here, she is at a local ranch, where she spends her time helping to care for all…

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Cathy McLaren

Cathy McLaren sitting in a desk chair holding a gray tabby cat in her lap

Cathy and her husband of 45 years, Jim, moved to the area four years ago when he retired.  Before that, she and Jim had been frequent visitors to the Wood River Valley for over 17 years when their children moved here full time. Cathy has always lived with dogs, her mother raised and showed German…

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Kadi McGinnis

Kadi McGinnis in her Mountain Humane uniform holding black and white cat in her lap

Kadi grew up in Fairfield, Idaho, and has worked alongside animals most of her life. She finds joy in serving others and providing hope and security to the people and animals she cares for. Kadi has two beautiful dogs of her own, Jazz, a Rottweiler, and Jayce, a Labrador. Kadie loves to go on hikes…

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Meghan ‘Meg’ Miller

Meg Miller smiling at the camera while holding up a fluffy black and white cat

Meg is originally from Salt Lake and has lived in Blaine County for about three years. Before joining Mountain Humane, Meg managed coffee shops and cafes on and off for seven years, but her true passion was working with animals. Meg has also done dog walking, house sitting, and boarding on the side. Her hobbies…

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Kali Orr

Kali Orr squatting down in front of a dog who is looking back and licking her face

Kali has a slight fascination with the color blue… She has a blue nose pit bull named Shadow, a Russian blue cat named Felix and predominantly blue hair! She also has a calico cat named Mya. The Wood River Valley has always been her home and she couldn’t imagine a better place to work and…

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Lauren Rujawitz

Lauren Rujawitz smiling and holding up a black puppy in her hands

Lauren made her move from St. Louis, Missouri to the Wood River Valley in October of 2017. She immediately began her journey as an adoption counselor at Mountain Humane and has loved every minute since! She has found the most fulfilling part of her job to be connecting shelter dogs and cats with their perfect families.…

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Margie Smith

Margie Smith standing in front of a window, holding up a fluffy orange cat

Margie is a native Idahoan. She grew up in the Treasure Valley and has many fond memories of camping in and around the Wood River Valley. Margie has over 35 years experience in finance, human resources and technology working at Albertsons, Boise Cascade and Boise State University. She raised her family and is now finds…

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Kelsey Strahle

Kelsey Strahle kneeling down with an arm around her large Irish Wolfhound in front of a snowy mountain landscape

Kelsey moved to Idaho from Hawaii where she lived for the past 13 years. Always knowing she wanted to work with animals since she was a child, this eventually landed her studying Animal Science at the University of Hawaii. After a brief change in career direction, she realized that making a difference in her community…

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Courtney Thompson, CVT

Courtnet Thompson sitting outside with a puppy sitting on her lap

Courtney has had a passion for animals since she was little. She turned that passion into a career almost ten years ago. Courtney attended the College of Southern Idaho and received her degree in Veterinary Technology. Soon after, she became a certified veterinary technician (CVT). Courtney adores all kinds of animals and the bond they…

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Pita Vega

Pita Vega holding up a fluffy black cat while smiling

Pita has lived in the valley for most of her life and it’s a great valley with great people! The community helping each other always amazes her and makes her realize how lucky we are to live here. Working at Mountain Humane has given Pita the joy of being able to make a change in…

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