Trinitie Vance

Trinitie Vance

Office Manager

Trinitie started her career in mechanical engineering after earning a BS from Washington State University in 2012. She has worked primarily in the intellectual property field, becoming a registered patent agent, writing patents, and innovating for clients in diverse fields including robotics, eye-tracking, digital security, and nuclear decommissioning. She still works with a nuclear decommissioning client part-time.
Trinitie currently has two big rescue dogs, Cosmo and Nutmeg, who she found on the side of the road in 2014 when Nutmeg was already pregnant. Nutmeg had six puppies a few weeks later. Trinitie’s rescue dogs changed her life drastically and made her realize her real passion was animal welfare. To begin her intended career shift, she started pursuing her MBA and joined the CVAR board in 2018. In 2021, she completed her MBA at Washington State University with a certificate in finance.
Trinitie started working part-time in the office at CVAR in February 2022. She is excited to be a part of such a fantastic organization that really makes a difference in the lives of so many animals and hopes to help CVAR continue to prosper and grow.

Robert Heck

Robert Heck

Project Manager


Robert was born in Bremerton, WA and lived throughout the United States and overseas; being a military brat and then joining the Navy after High School. He just retired from the Quilcene School district as the operation manager. His hobbies are riding and building Harley Davidson motorcycles, and is married to a wonderful woman, that happens to run CVAR. Robert has been involved with CVAR from almost the beginning.

Rhiannon Archuleta

Rhiannon Archuleta

Animal Care Assistant

I was born and raised in Colorado spending summers from a young age working on my family’s remote horse, cattle and vacation ranch. I spent any free time possible around the horses and enjoyed the company of many ranch dogs. It instilled in me a great love of animals and nature. In 2003 I opened and operated a grooming business in Denver for 15 years while living about an hour away in the mountains. After many vacations out to the Pacific Northwest my husband and I decided to sell our home, quit our jobs and moved to the Olympic Peninsula in 2018. Since moving here I’ve worked in a vet clinic and opened a small grooming business from my home in Sequim that I share with my husband, two large dogs, a mini dog, a cat and several chickens. I love to garden, hike, kayak and explore this glorious area. I’m so grateful and honored to help out at CVAR and find much pleasure and satisfaction in caring for the various animals.

Advisory Panel

Advisory Panel


Dr. Joel Cuthbert
John Mackey
Dr. Robert Nathan

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