Laura joined the Lincoln County Animal Shelter in April of 2010. As Director, she is also a division commander within the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. She received a law degree, specializing in environmental and animal law, from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2001. She is the founder of the National Center for Animal Law (now the Center for Animal Law Studies). Her experiences in animal welfare include teaching, event planning, fundraising, disaster planning and response, litigation and lobbying. Laura utilizes her legal background, animal rescue, and nonprofit management experience to implement and support progressive, life-saving policies for our community's animals. Laura is a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, the Oregon Animal Control Council, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium's Animal Welfare Committee.
Animal Shelter Staff
Lillian is the newest member of our team, joining in November of 2016. Lillian moved to Newport from Waukesha, Wisconsin in the summer of 2016 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point with a degree in Wildlife Ecology. Lillian has experience volunteering and working with animal shelters including as an Animal Care Specialist with the Marathon County Humane Society. She has two adopted cats at home, enjoys movies, and can be found on outdoor adventures.
Lisa grew up in a rural setting in northern California where she raised chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, rabbits, a pig and a goat. Her family raised a barn owl from a ball of fluff and rehabilitated an injured fox, both of whom were successfully released back into the environment. Lisa worked in Katmai National park in Alaska for many years as a maintenance person, cook and lodge Manager in several fly in fishing lodges. There she met her her husband. Later, they raised many types of reptiles and amphibians. Lisa previously volunteered at the Anchorage Alaska Municipal Animal Shelter as a dog walker and raised English Bull terriers for 23 years (Lulu for 10 and Kimo for 13).
Lisa started work at the shelter in August of 2008. She acquired her Dog Obedience Instructor diploma and Shelter Dog Trainer certification through the Animal Behavior College. She enjoys continuing her education by attending seminars on animal behavior and looks forward to applying new techniques and enrichment for sheltered animals.
She currently has one rescued dog, a cat, a cockatiel and about 25 outdoor koi and goldfish who keep her busy at home. In her spare time, she enjoys surfing with her family, motorcycling, rock hunting, and gardening.
Sue started with the Animal Shelter in February of 2012 as the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator. As of February 2015, she has been an Animal Care Specialist providing compassionate care for the animals and friendly customer service.
Sue is a life-long resident who has been a dog training instructor for over 40 years and a 4-H Dog Club leader for 30 years. She loves teaching and working with people and their pets. Her extensive experience greatly benefits our dog enrichment program.
She enjoys horseback rides on the beach with own horse, an Arabian named Prince, and likes outdoor activities, working at her barn, and time with her family.
Amy joined our team of experts in April 2015. Her love and care for animals started when she was a child and has followed her all throughout her life. For the past 15 years, she has spent her time in San Diego, California professionally working with and caring for many of the lively and lovable dogs and cats who live there. She ran her own pet-sitting business, worked full time at a doggie daycare, and also shadowed some prominent and experienced dog trainers. Working alongside some of those talented trainers has expanded her knowledge and understanding of dog behavior.
In her off time, Amy enjoys spending time with family, friends, and taking care of her own four-legged children. She has two tiny and crazy dogs who keep her very busy; Fred and Ethel, the Chihuahua and the Miniature Pinscher. Amy is excited to contribute her knowledge and her passionate care for all of the warm-hearted animals who come to us here at the shelter.
Charles joined the shelter staff in 2007 providing consistent care for the animals on weekends and holidays. His background includes raising animals while growing up on a farm in Wisconsin. He and his wife enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, two dogs, and their recently adopted a kitten.