Meet Our Staff

Meet Lisa, our Shelter Manager. She was born and raised in Plattsmouth, NE and currently lives in Beemer with her husband Russel. 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 dogs, cats or horses.

Meet Amber Anderson, our Public Relations and Fundraising Manager! Amber is a Norfolk native graduating from Norfolk Catholic. After high school she went on to Northeast Community College then Wayne State College receiving degrees in Marketing and Business Management. Amber loves spending time with her family which includes her rescued Mountain Cur, Vinnie, who was brought to the ASNN from Texas during Hurricane Harvey! Before the ASNN Amber worked in Commercial Real Estate for many years and she says she is very much enjoying the change now working for a non-profit!

Meet Kathy, our Operations Supervisor! Kathy was raised in Fremont and settled in the Norfolk area with her family. Kathy received her Associates Degree in Business Administration from NECC. Kathy brags about her wonderful husband, Ken, and her two children, Kevin and Kourtney. She currently lives south of Stanton on an acreage with her four dogs, one house cat, numerous barn cats and nine horses.

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. Ellie graduated from Pierce High School in 2019 and is currently enrolled in the Vet Tech program at Northeast Community College.

Meet Brittany, our Animal Care Attendant!

Meet our Office Attendant, Sarah Venteicher!! She was raised in Grand Island Nebraska and graduated from Northwest high school. She attended Central Community College in Hastings Nebraska, and received her Associates Degree in Automotive Technology. Sarah worked in this field for years before deciding it was not right for her. In 2016 she moved to Norfolk and started factory work. While working in the factory she realized where her heart truly is, which is helping animals find loving homes. In her free time she enjoys walking and playing catch with her two dogs Ruger and Remi.

Tayla Olmer is also one of our Animal Care Attendants!

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