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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Natasha Braziel
Sunny Brae/Blue Lake Thrift Shop

"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."


Shanna Gunn
Lead Animal Care Technician/Sunny Brae Thrift Shop Manager

“I have always loved animals and wanted to work closely with them, more specifically to help animals in need. After completing my Associated Degree in Animal Science in Massachusetts, I relocated to Arcata to continue my schooling and begin the search of finding a career that fulfilled my need to work with and help animals. I am currently enrolled in Penn Foster's Veterinary Technician Associates program and proud to call myself the Lead Animal Technician at Companion Animal Foundation. When I'm not working or studying, I can often be found in the redwoods with my two dogs, snuggling in the couch with my three cats, or spending time with my partner, Chris, and close knit family.”


Ayla Glim
Lead Animal Adoptions Coordinator/Media

“I love being a part of the CAF team! I graduated from Humboldt State in 2013 with a degree in English, but a major part of my life is devoted to helping animals in need and working with like-minded community members. When not tending to my personal zoo of cats, dogs, and birds at home, I like to spend my time beach-combing for agates and sea glass, writing, relaxing with a video game, or exploring the forests and rivers that make up the heart of Humboldt.”


Trena Neel
Volunteer Coordinator

“I always knew that I wanted to work with animals from a young age and moved to Humboldt to go to HSU. I am General Biology major working towards being a veterinary technician. I love gaining experience with the animals here at CAF as well as getting involved with the community through the thrift store and events! Whenever I can I love to hang out with my cat, Axel, and my friends.”

Our Beautiful  Board of Directors

Kim Class
RVT, Executive Director

Sarah Henricksen
Board President
Special Events Committee Lead

Jamie Meyers
Board Secretary
New Board Member Committee Lead

Cahaela Class
Board Treasurer
Mobile Unit Committee Lead

Special Thanks to ALL OF OUR Wonderfully dedicated VOLUNTEERS!