CAF Employees


Kim Class, RVT

"I founded CAF in June 2002 because, at the time, Humboldt County was euthanizing between 5-6000 animals with approximately 75% being cats. It's hard to imagine a single animal, let alone thousands in our small corner of the world. I wanted to create a space for the community to come together and do what we call "the good work". 2015 saw us euthanize less than 100 animals. Isn't that the goal of life, to bring beauty and goodness wherever we land? Thank you dear, sweet community members for supporting this organization. Most of all thank you from all those who cannot tell themselves, our beloved animals."

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Veronica Chapman
Office Manager

"As CAF's Office Manager I bring over 30 years of experience in nonprofit administration to our organization. I am dedicated to insuring that CAF maintains accurate and essential records. By doing so, CAF meets all state, county, and city business requirements as well as all nonprofit status requirements. We are especially conscientious in regards to contribution from our donors, grant reporting, and fundraising documentation."

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Diana Stockwell

"I love working for CAF because it's a group of people who are incredibly passionate about finding loving homes for cats, dogs, and even other animals on occasion. They all need and deserve care and companionship, and I am happy to be a part of providing that for them."

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Yadira Vega
Animal Care Assistant

"There is no better feeling than being part of an organization that shares your same passion to make a difference for animals in need. Helping animals is the one thing that fills my heart with joy and I'm extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to fill my heart every time I come into CAF."




Bernadette Vielbig
Store Employee

"I am happy to be working for CAF as I believe the most rewarding life is being able to give back to your community.   Two of my favorite things are saving items from the landfill by giving them a re-use & saving animals by helping to find their forever homes.  I look forward to my time with the animals here, as well as helping to repurpose useful items back to the people.  I feel a great sense of purpose by being able to do "the good work" here in beautiful Humboldt County."

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Ayla Glim
Adoption Coordinator

"The opportunity to work with an organization that will stop at nothing to provide animals with happy, healthy homes is a dream come true." 


Natasha Braziel
Thrift Shop Assistant

"I love being one of the thrift store clerks at CAF and ensuring that our shoppers/supporters get not only quality items but a friendly feeling every time they choose to visit us. I am a Navy veteran, originally from Tennessee, and have made a lifetime devotion to the betterment of animals. In my off time, I am currently a senior at Humboldt State University seeking a degree in Environmental Science and Management: Policy and Planning as I hope to one day work in Wildlife Conservation efforts. I am also lucky to be accompanied by my 2 emotional support cats, Sophie & Filia."

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Jessica Swanlund
Store Employee


Our Beautiful  Board of Directors

Kim Class
- RVT, Executive Director

Jan Herdlick
- Board President

Shannon Simpson
- Board Secretary

Shannon Townsend
- Board Member

Alyssa Thom
- Board Member

Amber Ferriman
- Board Member

Tammy Hamm-Jarvis
- Financial Consultant

Special  Thanks to

Jamie Meyers
- Second Chances Program

Cheryl Boden
- Meowie Zowie Program, Volunteer Work