Our staff

Saving Lives & Promoting the Human-Animal Bond

Staff of Second Chance

Originally formed as a volunteer based organization, Second Chance has matured into a fiscally responsible nonprofit operated by a professional staff with industry experience.

Behavioral & Enrichment Trainer

Krissi Goetz

In 2004, after volunteering with local shelters for several years, Krissi helped to establish the Animal Adoption C...
Executive Director

Kelly Goodin

Through her work with Second Chance Humane Society Kelly combines her passion for animals with that of making a diffe...

Dr. Shari DuPauw

Dr. DePauw will be leading Second Chance Humane Society’s shelter medical program as well as the organizations Commun...
Telluride Thrift Shop Manager

Laura DePalma

Laura has a rich background in shelter medicine and management which brought her to Second Chance to also follow her ...
Business Manager

Lisa Katz

Lisa moved to Colorado in 2006 from Boston, Massachusetts to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy a slower pace of ...
Shelter Manager

Jeff Iverson

Jeff worked in the IT industry for almost 30 years before deciding to pursue more meaningful work within the Animal W...
Ridgway Thrift Shop Manager

Lynda Burns

Lynda has bachelor degrees in nursing and sociology and worked toward a master’s degree in healthcare management. Lyn...
Philanthropy Director

Lu Anne Tyrrell

Colorado native Lu Anne Tyrrell brings passion and professional expertise as she joins the leadership team of Second ...

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Meet Blizzy! Blizzy is a 5 year young cat looking for her forever home! Blizzy is a simple girl who...


Meet Domino! Domino is a sassy young cat with a beautiful personality to follow. Domino must be a strictly indoor...


hi I'm Mabel I'm ready for a house !


Meet Pogo! Pogo is around 5 years young and has quite the story here with us at Second Chance. Pogo...


Meet Angel! Angel is a 1 year young Aussie mix full of energy! Angel loves to do everything and anything...


Meet our sweet girl Penelope! Penelope is a 1 year young Pitbull mix awaiting her forever home! Penelope is a...

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Open Tuesday - Saturday

Animal Resource Center
11 am - 6 pm

Cat Castle
11 am - 6 pm

Dog Den
11 am - 5:45 pm

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