Nancy Rose - President & Shelter Manager
Nancy has been our Shelter Manager and full time Kennel Manager, living on the property since 2006. Previously she worked for the Feral Cat Association in San Diego. Nancy has also been a volunteer with Stevens County Cat Care Clinic since 2006. CVAS was originally a "dog only" shelter. Because no other organization in the area was helping cats, and Stevens County has a huge cat abandonment problem, Nancy started the CVAS cat shelter, which is located in the basement of the house on the property.
Susan Durnell - Vice President
Susan Durnell is a long-time volunteer. Retired after 35 years teaching primary grades, she now has time to pursue her next passion, being a crazy cat lady. She and her daughter clean up after the cats (and spoil them a bit) and help train dogs to become more adoptable. They also have fostered a number of dogs and kittens over the years, including Molly (pictured), who was fostered “for a week” 8 years ago and never left. Susan also serves on the board of, and volunteers at, the Kettle Falls Food Bank.
Linda Spurlin - Secretary
A homesteader’s daughter, born and raised in Alaska, Linda and her family moved to Washington State in the mid ‘90’s. A lifelong animal lover and advocate, she is also secretary to the Board, as well as Clinic Coordinator, for another local animal group- Stevens County Cat Care (a mobile low cost spay/neuter clinic for the cats of Stevens County low income residents).
Lynda Wrigley - Treasurer
Lynda, being a native to the Northwest, does not know how to spell her name. She migrated to California for college and employment. After 30 years with GTE she took an early retirement after serving as the the National Engineering Budget Manager for GTE Telephone Operations in Dallas Texas. In 1999, after her husband retired, they were anxious to get out of the heat and humidity and returned to the Northwest.
Pat Lowe - General Board Member/Director
When Pat retired in May 2006, she and her husband Bobby moved from Colorado to Colville. They also brought with them their 9 llamas, 8 barn cats, 1 house cat & 2 dogs, one being a 201 lb. Great Pyrenees. Pat knew that she was not ready to hit the rocking chair so she started volunteering with CVAS in 2010 and has been kept busy ever since. Pat believes that keeping our minds and bodies active gives us a greater quality of life and what better way to do that than to help animals in need.
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