Adoption Intake Specialist
Ava lives on a small piece of property in Quilcene with her parents, sister, 3 dogs, a cat, a hamster, chickens, and her two horses. She is currently attending Chimacum High School and is in her junior year. After she graduates she plans to become a large animal veterinarian and wants to study at Washington State University. From a very young age she has been drawn to animals and has always loved being around them. Ava was a volunteer at CVAR for 10 years and then was offered the office job/animal care giver position. She loves it, and thinks that it is a great opportunity to be around animals and do administrative work all at the same time!
In her free time, Ava loves riding her horses, playing with her dog, watching movies, playing basketball and soccer, being with her family and friends, and camping! She is so honored to be a part of the CVAR team and to be able to spend all of her time helping animals in need.
Fundraising & Marketing Coordinator
Marshall Gooch is CVAR’s new Fundraising & Marketing Coordinator. A lifelong writer, graphic designer, musician and music fan, his career was centered around marketing in the pro audio music industry. He has helmed marketing manager-level positions at Mackie Designs, TASCAM, ESP Guitars and Line 6 Amplification, and began making his way toward the non-profit sector late last decade when he was marketing director for a healthy foods vending machine company in San Diego. In early 2019 he moved to the Olympic Peninsula from Seattle.
“It’s gratifying to get to use the skills I’ve picked up in my career to help needy animals in our community,” he says. Marshall was an unabashed “dog person” his whole life – having rescued two basset hounds and a pair of chihuahuas over his adult life – until this past fall when he and his partner adopted two kittens, Kurt (a polydactyl, named after writer Kurt Vonnegut) and Francine (because it sounds good). Now Marshall finds his affinity split among cats, dogs, chickens and the multitude of animal friends he’s making at CVAR. He lives in Chimacum with his partner, Barbara, her 93-year old mom, three cats and five – make that eight! – chickens.
Anna Dickson is a native to the Peninsula, having been raised on a small farm in Forks, WA. With a history in medical admin – as well as experience in a veterinary setting – she makes quick work of paperwork and scheduling to give her more free time for what she loves: spending time with animals!
Anna currently resides in Blyn with her dog, Red, and a cat named Lola. When asked if she’s run out of space for another one, Anna says, “Don’t tell anyone, but there might be room for more…!” ;D
Dr. Joel Cuthbert
Dr. Robert Nathan