Meet the Team

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Carmon Derting

President

I realized early in my Iife that I had a heart for animals and have spent my life rescuing and caring for animals.  As a child, living in a rural town in Illinois, I would find injured or abandoned animals ranging from tanks of tadpoles to chipmunks, raccoons, a muskrat and cats and dogs.  I would even bring baby mice I would find in the barn into house to care for.  I spent many years with a friend whose parents rehabilitated wildlife and learned to care for animals such as monkeys, skunks, possums and even an armadillo.       

 

When I moved to Moses Lake as a teenager, I remember walking from our house on the base to the animal shelter to volunteer, never realizing that decades later I would realize a dream and work there and eventually become the Executive Director.

 

I currently share my home with a 14-year-old kitty, Mister, my husband’s kitty, Talon, and my soul kitty, Baby Kitty, a tank of fish and a foster dog named Brick.

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Mardi Carroll

Vice President

Mardi joined Hands 'N Paws with the vision and drive to improve our Non-Profit Organization, and focus on developing the organization with experience and integrity.

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Sue Hudlow

Secretary

Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe this invaluable member of our team. Sue is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to come to work every single day.

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Patty Jardine

Treasurer

Patricia is an experienced person with great trust and integrity. She has actively been involved with local non-profits for many years and brings invaluable knowledge to our team.

Web Designer

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Kat Di Biase

Graphics

Katherine joined Hands 'N Paws with the vision and drive to improve upon our Non-Profit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.