A Staunton resident, is Associate General Counsel for Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. Jennifer is also a professional musician, and has appeared locally and regionally in various musical settings. Jennifer has put her passion for animal welfare into service on the boards of Cat’s Cradle and The Mosby Foundation, focusing on grant writing, spay/neuter financial assistance programs, pet food pantry programs, pet retention initiatives, and other issues related to animal welfare. In 2013, she was honored to receive The Bravo Award from The Virginia Federation of Humane Societies, in recognition of her service to the field of animal welfare.
a Staunton resident, works as a biologist assessing environmental impacts and obtaining environmental clearances. She is a graduate of Mary Baldwin College with a degree in Biology and attended VNRLI at UVA for environmental mediation and negotiation. Renee has actively volunteered with Cat’s Cradle for numerous years and can be found on Saturdays at adoption events, providing vaccinations and medical care to fosters, or transferring animals out of local pounds and shelters to safety.
a Fishersville resident, is a graduate of Bridgewater College with a BS degree in Business Administration. In 2014 she was inducted in to the Bridgewater Athletic Hall of Fame. She retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections in 2011 and until recently was employed at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women as a Part Time Human Resources Assistant. Terry has been a volunteer with Cat’s Cradle for numerous years in addition to fostering, assists with adoption outings, transport and various other duties. Terry is a member of Waynesboro Chapter No. 105, Order of the Eastern Star serving as Secretary and is Grand Representative of New Hampshire in Virginia.
Sue is originally from Upstate New York and has lived in various states in the Northeast where she and her husband raised their 2 daughters. She has a BS in Business Administration and was employed by Philhaven Behavioral Health Care in Central PA prior to relocating to Waynesboro 5 years ago. At that time, she began volunteering at Cat’s Cradle in various roles at our Downtown Center including phone counseling, adoptions, and administrative tasks. She also has trained volunteers at Pet Smart, assisted with fundraisers/events and currently volunteers in our Intake Center assisting with various administrative tasks and of course continues fostering!
is a Programmer Analyst for the Commonwealth of Virginia, working at Western State Hospital in Staunton. Susan is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a B.A. degree in Psychology, and has completed graduate work at James Madison University in Software Engineering. Susan enjoys native plant gardening, singing, and is a layperson in the Episcopal church, in addition to being a cat lover and Cat’s Cradle volunteer.
is a writing instructor at James Madison University specializing in modernist literature. He is a “triple Duke,” having received a B.A. in English and Religion, as well as an M.A. in English, from JMU, and now teaching there! At JMU, Michael is also faculty advisor to the Hip-Hop Collective and a member of the first-year writing committee. He is one of the singers making up The Valley 7, a chamber choir in the Shenandoah Valley, a Beatlemaniac, and a lover of cats.
A Harrisonburg resident, owns and operates local businesses Valley Moving Solutions and Harrisonburg Mobile Notary. Additionally, he is currently pursuing certification in web and android development. Geoff is the human to a Cats Cradle alumni, Leo.
Licensed Veterinary Technician/Intake and Foster Coordinatorstarted her staff position in 2013. Christy received her Associate’s Degree from Blue Ridge Community College, is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a veterinary technician, and in January 2018 will receive her B.S. in Leadership and Organizational Management from Eastern Mennonite University. Christy volunteered for Cat’s Cradle for many years while working at Woodworth Animal Hospital and teaching Veterinary Assistance at Massanutten Technical Center. Since joining the Cat’s Cradle staff, she has been instrumental in expanding Cat’s Cradle’s foster home and transport network. Christy can often be found providing training to foster homes, facilitating medical treatment, or working with local intake shelters to transfer animals to safety. She is a lover of all animals, including cats, dogs, chickens, rabbits and goats. She enjoys yoga, running, and chocolate in her free time (even though she has no free time!)
Valerie is no stranger to the organization. She has adopted from Cat’s Cradle five times over the years in addition to previously volunteering with fundraisers and other activities. Cats have always been a part of Valerie’s life - her first kitten was named Samantha, an orange and white long hair Tabby. Currently, she has four cats: Boodle, Henry, Oliver and Vivian.
In her role as the Adoption Counselor, Valerie will be helping coordinate various adoption processes and interacting with Cat’s Cradle staff, volunteers and the general public. Valerie states that she “wants to be part of ensuring someone else’s life is filled with the joy of love from a special kitty.”
Trap Neuter Return Coordinatorjoined the Cat’s Cradle staff in the spring of 2017. Lindy had volunteered for Cat’s Cradle during all four of her years as a student at James Madison University, graduating in 2015 with her B.S. in Biotechnology. Lindy’s love of chasing cats began when she used to bring strays home as a child. Her mission is to change the misunderstood feral cat community! In her spare time, Lindy enjoys playing roller derby – – she plans to use the support network and friendships she cultivates through roller derby to increase awareness and support for Cat’s Cradle.
Publicity/Marketingis a Philanthropy Manager for Augusta Health Foundation. Sherri is also a professional photographer and owns Twist & Snap Photography. Sherri is a Dale Carnegie High Impact Speaker and Certified Sales Trainer. She uses her creativity to design much of Cat’s Cradle’s print media, including our newsletters, and some of our online promotional and marketing materials. Sherri photographed and designed the 2015 “Men Who Love Cats” calendar, and designed the space and layout for Cat’s Cradle’s Downtown Center in Harrisonburg. Sherri also volunteers as a foster home for Cat’s Cradle. Sherri graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Animal Science.
I’ve rescued cats my whole life and got involved with cat’s cradle in 2014 when I was 16. I’m starting BRCC’s Veterinary Technology program in the fall & plan to focus on rescue medicine. In my spare time I like to travel, read, shop, and of course spend time with my kitties!