If it weren’t for the incredible crew of dedicated individuals who give their time, hearts and lives to the animals of F&C, we’d never be able to provide the exceptional level of care that both our animals and adopters receive. We’d like to introduce you to a few members of our team who consistently change the lives of animals for the better on a daily basis.


abbyAbby Smith, Executive Director

Abby joined the F&C family back in 2001 as a part-time adoption counselor. Within eight months, she became the Executive Director, and proceeded to combine her outstanding customer service skills (thanks to five years at Nordstrom) and innovative mentality to change the face of the organization! Nearly a decade-and-a-half later, she has changed the lives of over 10,000 homeless animals and continues to be a fearless pioneer in the world of animal welfare.


kellyKelly Thompson, Development Director

Kelly joined the F&C family in 2010 after transitioning out of the world of corporate marketing and into the glamorous world of animal welfare! A self-professed “dog girl,” she splits her time between running the shelter’s dog program and raising the money needed to care for all of the amazing animals of F&C.



izabellaIzabela Korzeniowska, Manager

Izabela joined the F&C family in 2011 after volunteering with the cats and finding her new calling in life! Blending a perfect combination of animal, people, leadership and killer cleaning skills (a MUST for a healthy, happy shelter!) – Iz keeps F&C running like a well-oiled machine.



Lionel White Glamour Shot

Lionel White, Assistant Manager and Surgical Asst.

Lionel joined the F&C family in 2014 after leaving his construction career behind and bringing his eye for detail and gentle demeanor to the lucky animals at Felines & Canines! Because of his incredible work ethic, wide skill set, and unmatched ability to safely handle and work with every single animal who enters our program, Lionel’s role quickly grew from a part-time Care-Taking crew member to a full-time Assistant Manager and Surgical Asst. He is directly involved in multiple facets of the shelter, including being our in-house Veterinarian’s right hand man!



Board of Directors

President: Barbara Bradford

Secretary: Christine David

Treasurer: Paula Diaz

Director: Jason Heidemann

Director: Judy Sutton Taylor