March 2021: Spotlight shines on Outstanding Volunteer: Angela Hayes
Meet Angela! RASKC is enormously pleased to name Angela Hayes as an Outstanding New Volunteer. She volunteers both on our Covington Petco Cat-Care Team and as a foster volunteer.
Angela lives in Enumclaw with her family- daughter Gianna, who is 15 years old (and who is also a RASKC volunteer, pictured here with Angela); son Ian, who is 17 years old; her significant other; plus three dogs, and seven cats! The family dogs include Abbey, an American Staffordshire Terrier; Izzy, a German Shorthair Pointer, and Boz, a Golden Retriever.
“We love to camp and have a forty-foot toy hauler that we have used to travel to Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, the pueblo ruins in Colorado, the Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and many more, said Angela. “Later this year, we are planning on Moab in Utah. I grew up in Orange County, California and spent as much time at the beaches as I could.
“Prior to volunteering for RASKC, I volunteered at the animal shelter in Mission Viejo, California. I did not foster for that shelter, but I did go once a week to clean cages and groom cats. I currently volunteer at the Dispute Resolution Center in Tacoma as a volunteer mediator for family-law issues.”
“I currently work for the Federal Aviation Administration as the Alternate Dispute Program Manager for the Office of Civil Rights. I cover the western and central states for a total of 30 states. I am a mediator and a conflict coach.” Angela is certified as a mediator and earned her Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and Peacebuilding.
“The two most memorable situations I have experienced while being a volunteer for RASKC was the first time I fostered a mommy dog with a puppy and the first time I bottle fed a kitten. Little lives so dependent on dedicated volunteers.”
Fun facts: “My favorite book is Les Misérables. My claim to fame is that my great grandmother started the Terri Lee Dolls. The Linda Baby Doll was based on my mother.”