Director of Development
Naomi is the Director of Development with Ruff Start Rescue®. She has 16 years of professional nonprofit experience in the Twin Cities area, focusing on fundraising, event planning, and donor relations. Naomi has a deep passion for rescue animals and has been involved in rescue, fostering, and placement with rescue groups for over 20 years. Her dream of channeling that passion and working in rescue came true in the winter of 2023 when she joined Ruff Start Rescue.
Naomi lives in South Minneapolis with her husband. They have two college-age sons and four rescue animals. Teddy Bear, a Cocker Spaniel, who is now a trained service animal; Noodle, a Daschund, Fluffy a Main Coon, and Poppy, a Russian Blue cat.
Naomi loves living in Minnesota and does as much outside as possible, even in winter. She loves cross-country skiing, camping, gardening, hiking, trying new restaurants with her husband, and traveling to new places.