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Lacy Cook - Programs Director

Lacy has always loved animals and started her career while earning her degree in Animal Behavior. She interned with the Department of Defense and was quickly hired on to become a Military Working Dog trainer. Lacy spent almost 10 years breeding, raising, and training Belgian Malinois as certified patrol and detection dogs. Upon leaving Texas and moving to Colorado, she became a certified teacher and earned a Master's Degree in Science Education. After spending a decade as a teacher, Lacy has finally come full circle and is now the Programs Director for Intermountain Humane Society and Animal Shelter. She is excited to be back working with animals and educating others on the joys and responsibilities of owning pets.

Lacy and Pluto
Sandy Dugle - Shelter Manager

Sandy brings a lifetime of animal care experience to IMHS and has held almost every job title and played every role in the shelter's long history. She previously owned and operated a busy boarding facility in the area and truly puts the happiness and health of our animals first. It is through her tight bonds with other rescues far and wide that allows IMHS to bring in and help animals that otherwise may not have a chance. 

Ta Kia (Just one of Sandy's IMHS dogs)

Kelli Collins, Adoption Counselor, Shelter Ops

Kelli was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida.  After spending 25 years serving her community as a Law Enforcement Officer, Kelli and her husband retired, moving to Colorado to start a new adventure.  Kelli has lived in Colorado for 6 years, loving all the beauty it has to offer.  After spending the majority of her adult life serving in public service, Kelli’s “servant’s heart” remained strong.  Upon landing in Park County, she found herself inquiring about volunteering at IMHS and was fortunate enough to be offered a position on the staff.  Kelli’s grown up around a wide variety of animals all throughout her life; everything from guinea pigs to pygmy goats.  She raised horses and competed in Dressage in her early days.  And she can’t remember a time she did not have a dog at her side.  (Currently she is obsessed with Alpacas!) Initially, Kelli had her eye on a career in Equine Science; however, life had a different calling for her. 

Now that she is retired, Kelli is excited to be able to combine two of her passions:  Caring for animals and serving her community.  Kelli still loves to ride horses, but she also loves to ride the iron horse kind with her husband on their motorcycles.  Hiking, snowshoeing, traveling, checking out local coffee shops and listening to some good live local bands round out her hobbies.


Kelli & her Rescue mutts!

Shelter Staff

Kat Knudsen - Animal Care/Designer/Photographer/Media

Kat began her relationship with IMHS over 15 years ago when she moved to the area and popped in to look at cats (Being a proclaimed cat person and lifetime owner of cats...) but ended up taking home her first puppy. And just like that, she became a dog person, too. She soon volunteered to be an evening dog walker and continues to do so, but wanted to offer more of her creative talents to help the animals at IMHS. She is an avid mountain biker, hiker, snowboarder, and art lover that does whimsical painted pet portraits on a commission basis in her spare time.

Kat and Bea
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Mindy Louviere, Fundraising Coordinator

Mindy was born & raised in Rochester, New York and now lives in Littleton, CO. She is an antique collector, voracious reader, gardener, skier, and sailor. She loves to cook and loves animals including her three dogs (all adopted from IMHS!) she served on the IMHS board for 4 years before taking on this role. Her story filters through being both a stroke and breast cancer survivor.

Miranda and Blizzard
Miranda Flores - Thrift Store Manager/Volunteer Coordinator 

Miranda is the jack of all trades of the IMHS family. She is a Pine Junction native and loves animals! She has several IMHS alums at home that she loves to spoil. She has always wanted to work with animals and now has a chance, caring for the dogs and cats at the shelter, making sure the Thrift Store runs smoothly and maximizing the money that the shelter receives for the animals. She helps recruit, train, and schedule all of our volunteers also! We would clearly be lost without her! 

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