Chelsey grew up in Winnipeg and moved to Winkler in 2019. She has always had pets in the household since she was born. Once she turned 19 she started her passion in animal care and to this day still loves what she does. Chelsey and her family currently have two beautiful, energetic dogs, Bella and Luna. Aside from loving animals; she also enjoys movies, hockey, biking and spending time with family.
Selena was born in Winnipeg and after a couple of moves, found herself moving to Morden in 2008. She went to school in Morden, graduating in 2014. After graduation, she started at her current job and loves every second of it. She loves to play badminton, walk, read, and loves spending time with her husband and cats. Selena started volunteering at the PVHS doing dog walking and dog chores in September 2019 and knew she wanted to do more.
Janeen and her family moved to Winkler a year ago. Having always been drawn to animals Janeen has rehabilitated everything from raccoons, rabbits, dogs, cats and even parrots. She worked in the animal industry for over 10 years. Now a neuroscience student at the University of Winnipeg she aspires to be a doctor. When not studying her time is focused on raising her 6 year old son who has the best friend any kid could ever wish for “Winkie” their family cat who runs the household.
Laurie is the little engine that could! On several occasions she comes straight off a 12 hour nursing shift to volunteer at fundraising events. Her outgoing personality is indispensable when it comes to community connections and securing sponsors. She also does a lot of work behind the scenes when it comes to organizing, decorating and developing for fundraisers. You name the task and she’s willing to help!
Holly comes to us from Winnipeg, having followed her heart to Winkler to be with a man who is incredibly allergic to animals. However, she managed to convince him that we needed to adopt our boy Freddie from the PVHS! She is able to channel her passion for animal welfare into the role of Public Relations Chair to help all of the animals find their fur-ever homes.
Michael is our number cruncher and he loves animals of all kinds. He has been volunteering at the PVHS working a cat housekeeping shift since August 2018. With a mind for finances he decided he wanted to expand his contribution to our organization and joined the board as Treasurer. Now he makes sure all of our bills are paid, all income is accounted for, and handles anything else finance-related that the board might need.
Tanya volunteered with PVHS for 9 years before joining our team as the Sponsor Chair. She’s been helping with fundraising events in many different capacities and can also be seen regularly playing with the dogs in our backyard and snapping photos for our website. Tanya has one rescue dog Sadie and has fostered 10 animals with PVHS. When she’s not volunteering she enjoys being outdoors and travelling.
Breanna grew up in a family of animal lovers in Winkler. They moved to Winnipeg to attend university and settled down there after completing their Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees. Breanna has always been passionate about animal welfare and educating others about adoption and care of animals. They adopted their cat, Birdie, from PVHS in 2008 and, after her passing in 2018, began fostering cats through WHS and PVHS. When not playing with foster cats, Breanna can be found working, reading, or caring for their plants.
Ashley has been an adopter from the Pembina Valley Humane Society since they first opened, and is a strong advocate for both animal welfare and making a difference in the communities in which we live and work. She has two kids, a 2 dogs and 2 cats, both adopted from the PVHS, and a small herd of goats.
Caitlin moved to Morden 7 years ago and has been volunteering at the humane society since then. She has volunteered in a few different positions, and loved them all, but fundraising seems to be her calling. She is the proud owner of 2 PVHS alumni, Thor and Loki (formerly Brookes and Dunn) and has fostered a number of other animals for the shelter. She has a passion for sports, education, pop culture, and animal advocacy.
Cordell comes in with a wealth of construction experience and looks forward to putting this knowledge to use. When growing up, Cordell and his family adopted many cats and dogs from the PVHS. Now he and his wife continue to bring animals into their home. Cordell looks forward to helping maintain the Humane Society in any way possible.