Shelley was born in Illinois, raised in West Texas, and relocated to Alaska 40 years ago. She loves animals and numbers, hence her preoccupation with PSNF's finances. She has three rescue cats that she loves dearly, and would have LOTS more cats and dogs except she promised her husband, Dave, no more (boo). She "stalked" the Fund for years before she was asked to join the Board, and loves being involved with the nuts and bolts of the organization. She is a passionate animal advocate and absolutely dedicated to stopping the ongoing cycle of abandonment, abuse, and neglect of animals.