Gabriella U.

Grant Writer

Gabriella is joining us as a Grant Writer for Ruff Start Rescue. With over 20 years of experience working within animal shelters, ten years in animal shelter leadership, and a deep passion for operations, fundraising, and grant writing, this position was the perfect fit. She could not be more excited to be a part of the Ruff Start team.

Gabriella lives in a northwest suburb of Chicago with her husband and 9-year-old daughter. They have 4 adopted animals: Oscar, a 3-year-old Maltipoo; Hamilton, an 8-year-old French Bulldog; Jackson, a 7-year-old Sphynx cat; and an 11-year-old horse named Jasper. They also foster multiple animals for local shelters, including bottle baby puppies and kittens!

When Gabriella isn’t working, she can be found at the barn with her daughter, who lives to ride. She also enjoys shopping, hanging out with her best girlfriends, and doing any activity with her family, including watching movies, volunteering, and going to amusement parks.

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