meet our team


Ashley Degraaf

Executive Director

Ashley has been a part of the PAWS family for over 5 years. A compassion for those who cannot care for themselves led her to her animal rescue career with neonatal pets, medical cases and behavior pets being her favorite challenges to tackle. Ashley is the pet mom to 4 dogs (Midnight, Lola, Otis, and Wappo), 2 cats (Toots and Cherry), and a number of farm animals.


Vicki Morris

Shelter Manager

Vicki has been a PAWS family member for over 23 years. She has worked within every department of PAWS over her time, since May of 1999. Her love of animals is was brought her to a career saving four-legged souls (sometimes two or three-legged). She has 3 pets of her own, 2 pit bulls and a chihuahua, and 18 cats that she cares for dearly.


Candace Powell

Junk Yard Dog Manager

Candace has been a PAWS family member since 1987 and specifically with Junk Yard Dog since 1994. She has adopted three dogs from PAWS. Maizie in 2004 and most recently Sammie and Skye, who are now dog mascots at the shop, volunteering and delivering puppy love to all the humans in need.

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Dr. Deborah Moon

Chief Veterinarian

Dr. Moon has been a veterinarian for 35 years.  She has spent most of her career in shelter and high volume spay neuter settings.  She is a proud crazy cat lady who has two cats: Maggie, who is deaf, and Mila, who is blind.  She owes everything she is to her mother, Laura, who instilled in her a love of animals and a strong work ethic. 

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Andrea David

Animal Control Supervisor

Andrea began her journey with PAWS as a foster parent. In 2015, she officially joined the PAWS family as an Animal Control Officer. Her strong passion, as well as experience, continued education, and dedication brought her to leading the Animal Control Team where she strives to break the barriers of communication from our work to the community. She is a pet mom to 2 dogs, Red and Sadie, as well as Oliver, her orange tabby cat.

Supporting staff


Heidi Musgrave 

Executive Assistant

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Michelle Thorson

Development and Public Relations Officer


Maggie Tomecek

Development Coordinator

front desk and reception team

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animal care team

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