Penelope, Executive Director
Penelope brings a wealth of experience to her new role. With more than 20 years working in nonprofit management. She has the combination of leadership and organizational development experience that will allow her to lead and grow the mission of SNIP. Her passion for animal rescue, health and adoption with her professional experience and strengths blend allow her to carry on the great work that Spay Neuter Idaho Pets (SNIP) does in the community.
Penelope is a graduate of the University of Nevada Reno. She holds a Masters of Science Degree in Human Development & Family Studies and a secondary in Social Work. Upon graduating, Penelope earned her Certification as a Fund Raising Executive (C.F.R.E). through the Association for Fundraising Professionals, Grant Writing Certification from the American Grant Writers Association and Nonprofit Management and Leadership Certification from One OC.
She is absolutely delighted to work with the caring and generous individuals that make up this important organization, and is confident that together we will continue to provide excellent care and services to the animals and citizens of this community.
Dr. Millard, SNIP Clinic DVM
Lisa, SNIP Clinic Director / CVT
Lisa is Clinic Director for SNIP Clinic. Lisa grew up on a ranchette in Buellton, California in a virtual Noah’s Ark, surrounded by two of every animal imaginable, from doves to horses (although no cow). She always had a cat and two large German Shepherds by her side. Eventually her family’s adventures moved her to a small town in Southern Idaho to run a 450 head cattle ranch (now too many cows) because her father wanted to be a “real” cowboy. Lisa spent many years on her Black and White Tobiano half draft mare, Paint, tending to the herd (interestingly, Paint mysteriously showed up in their cow pasture one day in 1999).
Ultimately, her love for animals led her to become a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) through the College of Southern Idaho, where she was chosen as Class President and Vice President of the Vet Tech Club. Lisa has worked as a Clinic Manager for a day practice in Austin, Texas, and as lead CVT for large and small animal emergency and specialty practices. Eventually, Lisa’s extensive animal-related experience translated into claims adjusting especially difficult claims as a Senior Claims Adjuster for a local prominent pet health insurance company. Over this time in the valley, Lisa has developed a strong personal network of other non profit careerists.
Currently, Lisa resides in the Treasure Valley with her pets, a German Shepherd named Django and a Papillon named Tango. Lisa’s childhood horse, Paint, is still running the range on her family ranch. Lisa is thrilled to be part of such an important stage of a pet’s life at SNIP Clinic.
Wayne, SNIP Clinic Front Office Coordinator / CVT
Wayne is a Front Office Coordinator and Certified Veterinary Technician for the SNIP Clinic. Wayne Has been a CVT for 17 years, and has worked in emergency, canine reproduction, exotics, and general practice, and has also managed a veterinary hospital.
Wayne has a dog named Moo, and a cat named Cinder. Wayne and his wife LeeAnn, have been married for 30 years and enjoy off roading in their jeep with his granddaughters. Wayne and his wife also love off roading in Moab Utah and been there for Labor Day safari several times. He also enjoys fishing and teaching his granddaughters how to fish as well.
Wayne is excited to start new adventures with SNIP Clinic.
Marissa, SNIP Clinic Lead Veterinary Technician
Marissa is Lead Veterinary Technician for the SNIP Clinic. She was born and raised in Southern California but has lived in Idaho for about 6 years.
Marissa has been working as a vet tech for four years now and loves what she does. She grew up always having animals in the house and developed a love and passion for helping them at a young age.
She is married and does not have any children except for her fur child, a 7 year old Shiba Inu mix named Bailey. In her spare time, she likes to play pool and plays in leagues with her husband. She also enjoys painting and reading.
Marissa is very excited about having the opportunity to be a part of the SNIP Clinic team.
Dusti, SNIP Clinic Veterinary Technician
Dusti is a Veterinary Technician for the Snip Clinic. She was born in Denver Colorado but soon became an Idahoan at the age of 1. She grew up in the country and was the kid who brought home all the strays!!
She has owned many pets from horses, pigs, dogs and cats to a parrot named Harvey. Dusti has always had a love for working and helping animals and strives to show that love through her work. In her spare time she enjoys camping, hiking and spending quality time with her family.
Dusti is extremely happy to be able to help community pets through SNIP Clinic.
Sydnee, SNIP Clinic Kennel Technician
Sydnee is the Kennel Technician who doubles as a Front Office Assistant for SNIP Clinic. Sydnee and her husband, Robert, have an adventurous daughter, Scout and three fur sons, Jem, Ollie and Cooper. The whole family enjoys days at the lake, hiking and snuggling in for a good movie.
Sydnee grew up with a father who fostered her love for animals. At one point in her childhood they had five cats, two Guinea pigs, rats and a plethora of baby hamsters, all while babysitting a bird. Sydnee has carried this care for animals in to her adulthood by holding various positions at veterinarian offices and recently fostering dogs for friends.
Sydnee and her family have big dreams that are becoming big plans of owning their own homestead here in Idaho complete with chickens, turkeys, cows, pigs and goats.