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Meet Our Staff

Meet Lisa, our Shelter Manager. She was born and raised in Plattsmouth, NE and currently lives in Beemer. After spending four years in the US Army as a veterinary technician, she continued working in the animal care industry. She recently received an Associates degree in Animal Science and plans to continue her education in the field of animal behavior. When Lisa is not working at the shelter, you can find her spending time with her dog, two cats or three horses. Oh, and she does spend some time with her fiancée, Russel.

Meet Sara Armbruster, our Fundraising and PR Manager. Sara was raised in Norfolk. With a degree in Social Work from Dana College, she worked as a Case Manager at a children's hospital in St. Louis, MO. From there she and her family lived in Roseville, CA for 11 years where she worked as an Interior Designer and Art Docent. Sara is happy returning to her home town, spending time with her family, her husband Jeff, her three kids, three dogs and a cat named Tuesday!

Meet Lora, our Operations Supervisor. Lora was born and raised in Norfolk and went to Norfolk Sr. High. She graduated from Wayne State College in 2013 with a bachelor of science Studio Arts (really putting that to use huh?). She's got 2 dogs, Roxi (adopted from the ASNN) and Max, 2 cats, Otis and Kona (adopted from the ASNN). Lora has 2 beautiful kids, 5 yr Jayden 1 yr Lydia and she has a wonderful husband named Jonathon.

Meet Shane, our Animal Care Supervisor! Shane attended Norfolk Sr. High school and graduated from Northeast Community College in 2016 with an Associates degree in Horticulture. He shares his home with his cats, Sylvia, Gaia and Zula as well as three turtles and several birds. In his free time he enjoys gardening, spending time with his pets and playing with his nieces and nephews.

Meet Jada, our Animal Care Assistant!

Meet Kathy, our Operations Assistant!

Meet Ellie Peters! As an employee of the animal shelter, Ellie is referred to as "The Animal Comfort Specialist". From the time she spends at the shelter, she has become a professional dog spoiler and cat scratcher. Other than the 5,000 animals she wants from the ASNN, she has 2 cats and 1 dog of her own at home. In the future, Ellie plans on graduating from Pierce High School and attending vet school.