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WHO WE ARE

Our volunteers are the ones who keep us running. They manage day-to-day activities, ranging from animal care & fostering, social media, event help, and so much more. Because of our volunteers, we are able to maintain a healthy balance for the animals within our care, and interact with our valued supporters in a timely manner.

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2024 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our board of directors & executive officers maintain the inner workings of Archie's Angels. They ensure that paperwork is up-to-date with the state, serve as a resource for volunteers, schedule veterinary appointments for fosters, and operate fundraisers.

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RAIJA HANSEN

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

At a young age, Raija found a fascination with herpetological wildlife, discovering toads and garter snakes in her own backyard. This passion continued as she grew, discovered other reptiles and amphibians, and adopted her first reptile - a leopard gecko named Oz who still resides with her today.

Her passion lays in monitor lizards due to their unique personalities and intelligence. Frilled dragons also became a quick favorite of hers after taking in Gideon, a special-needs dragon who was in search of a loving home.

Outside of Archie's Angels, Raija works as a Veterinary Assistant at a hospital that works with exotics & wildlife. When she is not studying for her degree as CVT, she enjoys making costumes for cosplay, writing, Dungeons & Dragons, and playing video games.

As president, Raija maintains the paperwork required to operate, communicates with all volunteers & supporters to address questions & concerns, coordinates educational events & speeches, and oversees all activities of the organization.

KAYLYNN MANESS

SECRETARY

Bio coming soon!

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Kay's responsibilities as secretary are to maintain monthly meeting minutes, record keeping, communicate important announcements to volunteers, and to serve as a general educational resource.

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KATRINA SCHLAFER

TREASURER

Katrina has always had a passion for often “misunderstood” animals. She had a small anole as a child, but what she really wanted was a bigger reptile, like a bearded dragon. Like a lot of kids, Katrina was told to wait until she was adult.

Fast forward 18 years later, and Katrina woke up one day realizing, “I’m 24 and have my own place. I can get any reptile I want to!” This epiphany quickly led her to Archie’s, where she found Hades the Ball Python.

Now, Katrina and Hades visit schools to present about ball pythons in the wild, their natural habitat, and their anatomy. Their main goal is helping children conquer their fear of snakes in an educational way.

Outside of Archie’s, Katrina works as a legal assistant, raises chickens, and enjoys mystery podcasts, snowshoeing, digital art, and losing at Super Smash Bros. 

As treasurer, Katrina manages the organization's financial income & expenses, seeks out sponsorships & grants, creates fundraisers, and focuses on general outreach with the public. She also coordinates much of our social media outreach.

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JACOB REMINGTON

FOSTER COORDINATOR

Bio coming soon!

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Jacob is the primary contact for inquiring adopters & fosters alike, determines where an animal would best be placed within our foster network, and oversees all veterinary records from appointments.

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