Our People

Our Staff

Neil Trent

Neil's passion for animal welfare began over 30 years ago as an animal control inspector the the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in the United Kingdom. Since then, he has worked on behalf of animals in countries around the world more »

Steven P. Kragenbrink

Director of Marketing and Community Programs
Steve Kragenbrink joined Woods Humane Society in April of 2006. His main goals are to make Woods Humane Society synonymous with adopting a pet and to increase public awareness of animal overpopulation through Humane Education. more »

Sue Berry

Director of Operations
Sue moved to California to join Woods Humane Society and brought her passion, dedication and experience to the role of Director of Operations. more »

Dr. Leslie Sklena

Director of Veterinary Services
In June 2017 Dr. Leslie Sklena eagerly joined the team at Woods Humane Society as our Director of Veterinary Services. more »

Robin Coleman

Adoption Program Manager
Robin provides inspiration and support for our amazing animal care staff as she ensures that cats and dogs in our adoption program are lovingly nurtured as they wait to be matched with the perfect forever family more »

Rachelle Hiser

Adoption Program Manager - North County
Rachelle was the natural choice to step into the leadership role at Woods – North County. She now heads a team that provides loving, professional care to the hundreds of cats and kittens who find their way to our Atascadero shelter. more »

Heather Massoni

Shelter Medicine Coordinator
Heather started volunteering at Woods while a student in 2006 and has been making a difference for homeless animals ever since. more »

Denise Reynolds

Business Manager
Denise Reynolds and her family have been longtime supporters of Woods Humane Society. Having adopted three cats, a dog and fostered a couple kittens, Denise understands the importance of providing for homeless pets in San Luis Obispo County. more »

Michelle Rizzi

Behavior and Training Manager
“I get to work with dogs all day, come home to my own dogs in the evening, and I’m still eager to greet every dog I pass by on the street; I know I am in the right place!” more »

Braeleigh Doble

Customer Service Manager
"Every day I get to celebrate the human-animal bond and I get to see people adopt a new family member. It’s really a beautiful thing that tugs at my heart.” more »

Branna Still

Development Manager
Branna feels blessed to join the staff at Woods. She is passionate about making a difference in the world and believes it is best to start with where you live. more »

Jamie Relth

Humane Education Coordinator
“Education and empathy are critical components to animal rescue and to affecting long-term change, so I am very excited to lead this growing department at Woods Humane Society.” more »

Chantalle Little

Rescue and Foster Coordinator
Chantalle provides a gentle touch and loving heart to the numerous dogs and cats that make their way through Woods’ adoption program and celebrates when they find a forever home. more »

Catherine Armstrong

Volunteer Coordinator
Catherine comes to work eager to lead a team of like-minded and dedicated volunteers who help ­­ make Woods’ mission a reality. more »

Dani McKinsey

Intake & Adoption Coordinator
Dani helps hundreds of people who need to surrender their pets. She knows that this isn’t an easy decision for anyone and she provides that warm and welcoming attitude that make people feel better about the difficult decision they had to make. more »

Opening Homes and Hearts to Homeless Pets
in San Luis Obispo County since 1955.