Our Team

Katie Hoffman, Executive Director

Katie started out as a volunteer in 2010, helping with events and committees. In 2012 she made it official and came on full-time as Woodford Humane’s Community Outreach Director, and has served as Executive Director since 2015. Katie loves baking, running, UK basketball, and being an aunt. She’s dog-mom to a feisty miniature dachshund, Sophie, and sister to a Great Pyrenees named William. email

Jenny Harris, Manager

Jenny began her journey at Woodford Humane Society after graduating from EKU in 2002. She very quickly learned that her passion lies in animal welfare, and has been leading the Adoption Center ever since. Jenny enjoys karaoke, nature, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. One of her favorite pastimes is snuggling with her pit bull baby, Carson.  email

Julia Johnson, Assistant Manager

Julia started her career with the Woodford Humane Society as Education Coordinator in September of 2015 and later transitioned to Assistant Manager in October 2016. She enjoys the outdoors, horseback riding and hiking as well as spending time with friends and family. She currently has one sweet fur-baby: Sammy, a dog adopted from Woodford Humane.  email

Beth Oleson, Marketing Director

Beth has been in her role as Marketing Director since December 2014, but has worked for Woodford Humane in a variety of roles since August of 2008. She enjoys birding, graphic design, terrible puns, and being an unapologetic cat lady. She’s currently pet-mom to two cats, Dax and Gadget. email

Shelby Slone, Community Outreach Director

Shelby came on board at Woodford Humane in October of 2019. Her background in media and journalism has taken her across the country; she worked in radio for five years while studying at EKU, and then moved to Orlando to work in various media positions for Disney. In her spare time, Shelby loves yoga, ballet, and traveling! She’s the proud mom of 4 kitties: Winston, Wallace, Watson, and Willow.  email

Rae Mullins, Adoptions Counselor

Rae began working as an Adoptions Counselor in September 2016 after returning from living in South Korea. She loves listening to music, traveling, and of course dogs. Rae is currently dog-mom to four fluffy boys: Baker and Farley, who were adopted locally, and Ruki and Fizzy, who were adopted in Korea. email

Kurtlan Epperson, Adoptions Counselor

Kurtlan came to Woodford Humane in April of 2020. She has a degree in broadcasting from EKU and worked for the Walt Disney Company in a variety of roles in both Kentucky and Florida before joining us at WHS. In her spare time she loves to watch musicals, hike, try new restaurants and travel with her family and friends. She and her husband are proud fur parents of two dogs, a catahoula leopard named Luna and a shepherd mix named Lucy; as well as a cat named Charlie. email

Kirsten Bodie, Veterinary Technician

Kirsten joined the Woodford Humane family in August of 2020. She’s a student at UK studying animal sciences in the pre-vet track. She had been a vet tech for 2 and a half years prior to starting with us, so she was ready to step right into her role at WHS! When she’s not working, Kirsten enjoys hiking, reading, listening to music, and of course, studying veterinary medicine. She’s the proud pet parent of a golden retriever/lab mix named Asher. email

Jan Calvert, Bookkeeper

Jan joined the Woodford Humane family in February of 2018. When she’s not on the job crunching numbers, Jan enjoys crafting, cooking, and of course spending time with her family. She and her husband Jeff are proud parents of three teenagers, Jadon, Noah, and Kaela, and two energetic Yorkies, Roscoe and Nicoe. email

Missie Wood, Development Coordinator

Missie served as Woodford Humane’s Bookkeeper for 12 years before making the switch to Development Coordinator in 2016. She lives on a farm with her dog Annie, who she adopted from Woodford Humane, and two cats who adopted her. Missie is active in several local organizations and in her very busy spare time likes to garden, arrange flowers, do needlework, and be grandmother to the animals of Brownstead Farm. email

Ghost, Head of Security

Ghost has been a part of the Woodford Humane family for over 10 years. After a year or two of life as a feral cat, he decided our staff is pretty cool and he would stick around. Most days Ghost can be found patrolling the grounds, enjoying a catnip break, and occasionally napping in the Receiving Center. Please don’t try to take him home. He’s a very important employee.

Nani, Receiving Center Receptionist

Nani can often be found monitoring the Receiving Center, either from her desk or from a sunny patch outside. Unfortunately due to her lack of opposable thumbs and refusal to learn human language, we can’t turn over 100% of the Receiving duties to Nani, so you will still have to deal with our human staff for any tasks that involve more than petting her. Please don’t try to take Nani home. She’s a very important employee.

Sissy, Ninja

You probably will never see Sissy, but never fear: she’s always there, always watching. Sissy protects Woodford Humane from the shadows, occasionally leaving behind traces of her battles against mice and large bugs. Humans activate her super-stealth-runaway mode, but she comes back for breakfast every day. Please don’t try to take her home. She’s a very important employee.

Advisory Council

Josephine Abercrombie, Pin Oak Stud  •  James E. Bassett, III, Lanark Farm •  Alice Chandler, Mill Ridge Farm  •  Dale Eckert, DVM, VCA Woodford Animal Hospital  •  Debbie P. Graviss, Graviss Studios  •  Julia Hahn, Founding Member  •  Libby Jones, Airdrie Stud  •  DeeDee Lloyd  •  Steve Renshaw, Gray Construction  •  W. Thomas Riddle, DVM, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital  •  James D. Rouse, Rouse & Rouse  •  John E. Soper  •  Fran Taylor

Board of Directors

President: David A. Franklin  •  Vice President: Casey Eckert Kight, DVM •  Treasurer: Steve South  •  Secretary: Regi Goffinet  •  Susan Adams, DC  •  William D. Fishback, Jr., DVM  •  Chuck Griffis  •  Clay Harvey

Phone: 859-873-5491
Fax: 859-873-0301

 

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