Angi and her husband discovered Ruff Start® a few years ago while looking for a dog to adopt. After learning more about the organization, she fell in love. Angi has a deep passion for animals and enjoys helping people. Animals of all kinds have been a part of her life and she can’t imagine a life without them. Angi grew up on a small dairy farm in Central Minnesota where she helped milked cows and cared for any critter that came along the way including pigs, rabbits, cows, dogs, and cats.
For the past 13 years, Angi volunteered with Project Astride. She provided unmounted and mounted therapeutic horseback riding sessions for individuals of all ages with developmental, physical, and sensory challenges. She also assists with fundraising and development, and care for the horses whenever she can. When Angi’s not at work or volunteering, you can find her on the farm, enjoying a good cup of coffee, out on the ATV trails with her husband, biking, hiking, baking, or most of all, spending time with their cattle dog, Rugby.