Board of Directors

Amy Burgeson, AAS, CVT

Board Member / Volunteer Coordinator
I live in Hudson, currently with my one cat Anastasia (pictured is Neko, deceased ☹). I graduated from Minnesota School of Business with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology & am currently a Certified Veterinary Technician.

Brent Tunis

Board Member
Brent is an attorney with the law firm of Lommen Abdo, P.A., who practices in the areas of civil litigation, business disputes, and personal injury. Brent relocated to the Hudson area from Rochester, Minnesota with his German Shepherd Dog, Izzy. Brent enjoys spending time with Izzy outdoors and is passionate about providing quality animal rescue services and facilities to the area where he practices.

Judy Webster

Board Member
I am a retired Registered Nurse and have been with St. Croix Animal Friends from the time the organization was formed. I live in Minnesota, but knew there was a great need for an animal shelter in St. Croix County-- and I wanted to help make that happen. I currently do most of the correspondence for the organization and greatly enjoy communicating with our supporters.

Diana Neubarth

I was born in Glens Falls New York. I was one of eight children. My dad was a taconite miner and my mother a homemaker. At the age of five I left the mountain region to live and be raised by my sister in Fall River, Massachusetts and a year later located to Portsmouth, Rhode Island, where I would live until I graduated from high school. I met my future husband, Dennis J. Neubarth, who was station in Newport, Rhode Island at the naval base and was married. I moved to Hudson, Wisconsin had two children Robert and Cassie. I worked several jobs, held many positions, but always focused on animal welfare.

Denise Carter

I’m a California transplant into the colds of the Midwest, and have lived in Hudson now for 20 years. I’m also a Crazy Cat Lady, with 5 cats, which makes our house just as crazy as you’d expect. By day, I am an Accountant, and for my hobby I am a group fitness instructor. We also love to travel, both nationally and internationally. I’ve been with SCAF for 10+ years, in many capacities, but as we get closer to our goal, I really can’t wait to see what we have ahead.

Laura Minette

Board Member
Lori began her professional life in animal welfare in 1989 with St. Croix Animal Shelter, now Animal Humane Society. Initially working in direct animal care and maintenance and in her 25 years there earned experience in adoption services, veterinary services, administration, fund development and database management. She is now the development database administrator with the human services non-profit, Neighborhood House on the West Side in St. Paul. For almost 20 years now she has been a trainer/teacher at AllBreed Obedience & Behavioral School for Dogs in Woodbury, teaching puppy kindergarten, level 1 and level 2 obedience classes. She was born and still lives on the WI side of the river and shares her home with Little Man "Tate", a three year old Doberman with floppy ears, originally rescued in TX, she adopted him from United Doberman Rescue and Canine Castaways of MN.

Kate Nelson

Board Member/Foster Coordinator
Kate Nelson lives in Houlton and has been on the board of St Croix Animal Friends for about six years. She serves as the coordinator for the cat fostering and adoption program started three years ago. Kate has a daughter, Britt, and two granddaughters, Ayden and Katie Jane. Other kids are three dogs and four cats. She’s been married to Chris for 50 years. She is retired from The Toro Company where she worked in the Legal Department. Her hobbies include grooming her dogs and riding her horse. Kate has been interested in animal welfare most of her life and has been actively involved with rescue efforts for 12 years.

Dave Walker

Vice President/Building Committee Chairperson
Dave Walker is SCAF's Vice President and the Building Committee Chairperson, and has been on the board for over 5 years. Dave has lived in Hudson with his wife Carol for 40 years. He retired from the US Navy and the United Steel Workers, and was president of the union.

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