Meet The Team

Coraline

Cat Executive Officer

Coraline was adopted by the team in 2015 after she was found protecting her litter of kittens near an oil field, eating rabbits to stay alive and suffering frostbite on the tips of her ears. Even back then, Coraline’s innate leadership skills were clear, and now she is the boss of the shelter! Coraline’s duties include quality control of all boxes that come into the shelter, providing exemplary customer service, and acting as an ambassador for office cats everywhere.

Megan Hume & Carson

Executive Assistant

Megan started at Roice-Hurst as the receptionist in 2018, but her innate customer service, people, and organizational skills quickly moved her into the position of Volunteer Coordinator and now the Executive Assistant for our CEO.  As a graduate from CMU with a bachelor’s in sociology, Megan learned how societies function and felt inspired to be a part of a non-profit, where community outreach and teamwork is a must. Her passion for the organization increases every time she witnesses an adoption.

Megan was born and raised in Grand Junction. She has been the go-to for pet-sitting and has owned animals throughout her life. She has two dogs, Sami and Mojo. She spends a large portion of her free time working on photography, hiking, and art journaling.

 Jenna Kretschman & Ali

Communications Coordinator

Jenna Kretschman became involved at Roice-Hurst in 2018 after learning of the cat overpopulation problem in the Grand Valley and signed up as a kitten foster and volunteer, where she found her passion for animal welfare. She was hired as our Foster & Volunteer Coordinator while studying mass communication at Colorado Mesa University, an education that she now uses daily as our Communications Coordinator. Jenna is responsible for content creation, newsletters, social media, public relations, this website, and more. In her free time, she enjoys jewelry-making, riding her bike, and spending time with her two cats, Peach & Plum, and poodle, Kiwi Bug, all of whom were adopted from Roice-Hurst!

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Louise Knight & Jelly Bean

Donor Relations Manager

Louise joined the Roice-Hurst team in May of 2023 with a background in communications, community outreach and donor development. She fell in love with Colorado’s beauty from a young age while visiting the state with family and has called it home since 2016. Previously, she fundraised for Rocky Mountain PBS, and throughout her life she’s always been passionate about animals, the outdoors, travel, education, and the arts. She earned her BA in Philosophy, French & Italian from Emory University and holds a Master’s in Library Science. When not at work connecting with and recognizing valued donors, partners, prospects, and colleagues, you’ll find her out on a trail or around town in Fruita!

Mila Revelle & Eclipse

Shelter Manager

Mila joined our team in 2018 and held three different positions before becoming our Shelter Manager. She is in charge of ensuring the day-to-day shelter operations run smoothly at our Grand Junction and Delta facilities. Mila has three cats, Dexter, Leo, and Twiny, and enjoys spending her free time performing aerial arts, watching movies, and training her cats to do fun tricks.

Caitlyn Murphy, RVT & Spoinkey

Veterinary Services Manager

Caitlyn Murphy is a talented Registered Veterinary Technician with more than ten years of experience working in emergency and general practice veterinary medicine. She has volunteered with the Western Colorado Community College veterinary technology program, helping aspiring vet techs learn essential skills, which she now continues through her role at Roice-Hurst. In her free time, Caitlyn enjoys painting, attending concerts, roller skating, and spending time with two children and her many pets, including a bearded dragon, leopard gecko, and a band of several “misfit” rescue cats and dogs.

Sierra Packard & Greybeard

Foster & Volunteer Coordinator

Sierra joined our team at Roice-Hurst after earning her degree in acting/directing and business from Colorado Mesa University, where she played rugby. Sierra’s favorite part of working at Roice-Hurst is matchmaking between pets and people, and of course, loving on tiny puppies and kittens! Sierra began as an Adoption & Behavior Counselor before becoming our Foster & Volunteer Coordinator. Outside of work, Sierra enjoys mudding, boating, snowboarding, and spending time with her dog, Lenny, and cat, John.

Justin McCoy & Tinkerbell

Animal Resource Center Coordinator

Justin joined the Roice-Hurst team in 2021 as an Adoption Counselor before becoming the Lead Adoption & Behavior Counselor, and now the Animal Resource Center Coordinator. Justin is responsible for connecting owned pets and their people with the resources they need to stay happy, healthy, and united. As the ARC Coordinator, Justin coordinates our Crisis Boarding Program, Pet Pantry, Homeward Hounds, Spay/Neuter Assistance, and humane education programs.

Before joining the team, Justin earned his degree in biology and worked at a zoo, where he gained experience in animal care and enrichment. Justin is skilled at navigating challenges to find the best outcome with patience and empathy.

In his free time, Justin enjoys reading, writing, cooking, watching movies, traveling, and of course, learning about all kinds of animals.

Brittany Hesterman & Oreo

Veterinary Assistant

In her role, Brittany enjoys providing excellent care and enrichment to our shelter pets. Brittany began as an Adoption & Behavior Counselor and is now working as our Veterinary Assistant. Brittany moved to Grand Junction from Denver with her adorable Doberman mix. She’s worked with animals since she was 12 years old, from horse stables to dog walking to doggy daycare. Brittany’s always dreamed of working in an animal shelter and is passionate about bettering the lives of people and animals!

Richard Morales & Mojo

Lead Adoption & Behavior Counselor

Richie joined our team in 2024 after serving in the military. He is passionate about giving back to his community and has always wanted to work with animals, making this role a dream come true! Outside of work, Richie works on building his farm and enjoys spending time with his dogs, Sir Lancelot, Hina, Edel, and cat Stubin Tiger.

Amber Redmond & Wand

Adoption & Behavior Counselor

In her position, Amber Redmond works to match pets with loving families. She’s passionate about making a difference for both pets and their people and feels strongly connected with Roice-Hurst’s mission. Outside of work, Amber enjoys photography, stargazing, road-tripping, listening to music, and spending time with her two cats, Princess Puddles and Mister Milo.  

Stormy Dailey 

Adoption & Behavior Counselor

Stormy has a long history of working with shelter pets in her previous roles prior to joining the Roice-Hurst team in 2024. She holds a B.S. in Biology and enjoys living out her childhood dream of making a difference in the lives of animals. In her free time, Stormy plays video games and hangs out with her two rescue dogs, Rusty Spoons & Eevee. 

Aubrey Romero & Tula

Adoption & Behavior Counselor

Aubrey Romero joined the Roice-Hurst team in 2024. She spends her work days matchmaking pets with loving families! She grew up in Grand Junction with a lifelong love of animals and finds fulfillment in helping the pets and people of our community. In her free time, Aubrey loves to paint, go camping, collect pretty rocks, and spend time with her three dogs, Sharkbait, Piranha, and Barracuda, and her cat, Onion.   

Aspen Packard & Princess

Receptionist

Aspen Packard is a Colorado Mesa University grad with a degree in business administration. When she’s not greeting adopters, answering phone calls, and taking demands from our office cat, Coraline, Aspen spends her time coaching gymnastics, playing rugby, snowboarding, and spending time with her adorable shih tzu, Rosie. Prior to officially joining the Roice-Hurst staff, Aspen was a dedicated volunteer! 

Hannah Nash & Harmony

Administrative Assistant

Hannah joined the Roice-Hurst team in her part-time position in March 2023. With her creative mind and friendly, positive attitude, Hannah assists with a variety of essential tasks, from greeting adopters, to writing thank you cards, to social media content creation, and everything in between. She came to Grand Junction from Denver and is passionate about photography, the outdoors, the Grateful Dead, and her adorable Australian Shepherd, Magnolia and cat, Viola.

Ashley Lundstrom & Cliff

Sunday Receptionist

As a lifelong dog lover, Ashley Lundstrom enthusiastically joined our team in 2024. Ashley recently graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a degree in criminal justice. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her two dogs, Odie & Ivy (adopted from Roice-Hurst), and bunny Willow.