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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Christine Ferguson

Christine Ferguson sitting outdoors with her small white dog sitting on her lap

Christine’s roots began in New York, migrating to New Jersey where her educational journey was completed with a major in Advertising and Illustration. From New Jersey to New York City, her business career took her to California where she worked as the lead Print Production Manager, to a partner and then the COO for a…

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Stephanie Eisenbarth

Stephanie Eisenbarth hugging her dog who is standing on two legs, hugging her back, with a snowy mountain background

Steph is an Idaho native and was born with an abiding love of the outdoors and a deep passion for animals and their welfare.  She feels so fortunate to have followed a career path that allowed her to make a small difference in the world, ranging from protecting Idaho’s precious rivers, salmon, and steelhead to…

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Brent Householder

Brent Householder standing outside holding two small dogs, one in each arm

Brent moved to Hailey from Montpelier, Vermont to continue his career in animal welfare with Mountain Humane. While living in Vermont, Brent was the Director of Finance and Administration at the Humane Society of Chittenden County, located in South Burlington. Brent has also held positions with the State of Vermont Auditor’s Office, Wabash Valley Habitat for Humanity, City of Gahanna,…

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Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell holding up a small cat toy to an orange tabby cat who is standing on a cat tree at face level

Kelly was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated in 1993 from Rhode Island College with a BA in Economics and Business Management. She spent years of her childhood visiting and recreating in Sun Valley as her parents had a second home here, she eventually moved to the valley in 1993 and started a family.…

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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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Sally Onetto

Sally Onetto and her dog standing in a beautiful snowy landscape

Sally and Marc started skiing in Sun Valley more than 25 years ago and discovered the summers about ten years later, taking their golden retriever for long hikes in the mountains. Sally’s love for animals and concern whenever she finds a lost or abandoned dog or cat, led her to appreciate the amazing work of Mountain…

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Maggie Sturdevant

Maggie Sturdevant with sun glasses on enjoying an outdoor event in summery weather

After spending 30 years in Silicon Valley, Maggie and her husband Dave retired to Sun Valley in 2000 with their cats Spot and Cleo.  While living in California, Maggie was owner/agent of a corporate travel agency in Palo Alto for 10 years, and served on the San Jose Repertory Board.  After moving to Sun Valley, she became…

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Vickrie Cutler

Vickrie Cutler sitting on a couch snuggling with her dog

Born and raised in Idaho, Vickrie spent her working career in Chicago and New York with Goldman Sachs.  Vickrie moved back to Idaho in 2007 after retiring.  A resident of Idaho she splits her time between Indian Wells, California, and the Valley Club.  She currently serves as Vice President of the Sun Valley Music Festival…

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Deborah Mello

Deborah Mello posing with a black lab puppy

Deborah and her husband Ray fell in love with Sun Valley while they were still living in New York. They have owned property in the area since 1987 and built their forever home in 2001. After spending 15 years in Seattle as SVP/Financial Advisor with BOA/Merrill Lynch, Deborah retired in 2010 and moved to Sun…

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Scott Acker

Scott Acker sitting and smiling with his dog leaning against him

Longtime local veterinarian Scott Acker joined the Mountain Humane board in April 2020, bringing animal medicine specialties that include veterinary internal medicine, laparoscopic surgery, and veterinary ultrasound. Scott arrived in Sun Valley in 1993 and joined the Sun Valley Animal Center, a veterinary hospital and boarding facility owned by the Acker family of veterinary specialists.…

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Christine Brumback

Christine Brumback outdoors posing with her two dogs on either side of her

In the summer of 1992, Christine Brumback visited Sun Valley for the first time after her aunts decided to spend their summers here. Originally a Floridian, this was the start of her love affair with the West – learning about the beauty of Idaho – with plentiful hiking (and low humidity!). She is grateful to…

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Micki Chapin

Micki Chapin standing outside in the snow holding her dog on a leash

Micki and her husband Dan began coming from Illinois to their part-time Sun Valley home in 2006, being drawn by the area’s beauty, skiing, history, and summers. They soon built their house and gravitated toward living here. Micki serves as Board President for the Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley and on the Women’s Council…

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Corry Hart Clayville

Corry Hart Clayville crouching next to her dog on bright green grass in front of a forested area

In 2012, Corry Clayville a media executive from Chicago was introduced to the beauty and majesty of the Wood River Valley by her husband and Idaho native, Mike Clayville. Over the last decade, they’ve increased their time here, expanded their ranch property, and now call the Wood River Valley their full-time home. Corry Clayville is…

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Katie Franklin

Katie Franklin taking a selfie in her car with her dog in the backseat

Katie is an Idaho native who has lived in Ketchum since 2017.  She is a lawyer at Lawson Laski Clark, PLLC in Ketchum and enjoys everything the Wood River Valley has to offer.  In the summer you can find her hiking or playing sports at Atkinson’s Park and in the winter you can find her…

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Kristin Hovencamp

Kristin Hovencamp sitting in an office hugging her dog in her lap

Kristin’s family fell in love with Sun Valley in the late 1970s, and subsequently spent much of her life traveling in and out of the valley. In 2019, she made a move to Sun Valley year-round. Kristin worked for over 20 years in asset management in New York City and is now a financial advisor…

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Linda Potter

Linda Potter sitting on a couch smiling happily with her golden retriever sitting next to her

After spending many years as visitors to the Wood River Valley, Linda and Bill Potter moved to the valley in 2002. After teaching for a short time, Linda has devoted almost all of her time to her family and community service. Linda was a member of the Solana Beach School District Board of Trustees for…

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