Vice President of Philanthropy

Angela brings 20 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, primarily in higher education, to the League. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a master’s degree in Community Development, Nonprofit management, both from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. A graduate of DU’s Institute for Leaders in Development, she also holds various fundraising certificates from the Lily School of Philanthropy.

Angela has a long commitment to the nonprofit sector and the communities they serve.  She began her work in nonprofits as a young girl stuffing envelopes with her grandmother at the American Red Cross.  Since those formative years, she has committed her career to community advocacy for marginalized or at-risk populations via nonprofit vehicles that can act as a safety net, a guide to an improved quality of life, and a compassionate landing spot.

As the new Vice President of Philanthropy at the Dumb Friends League, Angela is a passionate community builder who understands the important role that nonprofits play in ensuring all voices are heard and valued. She knows the important and significant role our pets play in our lives. She is looking forward to working alongside our amazing, steadfast team of staff, volunteers, and community activators to make a difference for our friends that need us to be their voice. She looks to provide strong leadership to help the Dumb Friends League continue to be at the forefront of animal welfare education and advocacy.

Angela resides in Arvada with her family which includes two golden retrievers, Huck L. Berry and Pippa. Pippa is quite the lady with her fancy curls which has everyone guessing about her true lineage. She was adopted at ten weeks from a family that was forced to make the difficult decision to rehome her after they lost their home. She’s happy to have you pet her for hours on end. In fact, she insists. Mr. Berry is just under two years old and came from a family farm in Nebraska. He is the family’s wild child and does not realize his own size. He’s also adept at finding treats left on the family’s countertops.

In her free time, Angela can be found hiking trails with one of her pups, backpacking, sitting in a hot spring pool, or enjoying live music. A Nebraska native, Angela is still trying to figure out how to keep the tomato plants alive in her garden in Colorado.