Administrators

Sophie Hall: Foster Manager

sophieSophie has always had a passion for animals, even as a little girl. She had difficulty connecting with the animal rescue teams in her suburban Chicago community, so she found herself only able to donate money to animal rescue charities instead.  In 2011, Sophie met Lori Elam in Nashville, who helped her adopt her first canine love, Baby.  It was then that she became actively involved with animal rescue and started working closely with Lori at Noah’s Ark Society.  Sophie fostered numerous dogs until adoption and connected herself with many fellow animal rescuers.  While employed by Lori at her consignment store, Lori affectionately referred to her as her “personal assistant”, completing many odds and ends for Noah’s Ark Society.  Sophie presently lives in London, OH and works as a full-time nurse.  In her free time, she sings, writes music, plays guitar, and even hosts a local open mic, providing a platform for local musicians to display their talents.

Currently, Sophie is Noah’s Ark Society’s Foster Manager, where she recruits new fosters in and out of state.  She stays connected with fosters weekly to make sure all food, medications, and supplies have been provided to the fosters.  She also serves as one of Noah’s Ark Society’s Adoption Coordinators, making sure dogs are placed into the best homes possible, and still loves taking on all the odds and ends that Lori sends to her. Sophie knows first hand the joys of being a foster parent, and can not only help you in your decision to become one yourself, but she is there for you any time you need her for support and communication during your foster experience.

Feel free to connect with Sophie anytime at foster@noahsarksociety.org with questions, concerns or to find out more about Noah’s Ark Society’s mission.

Debbie Sykes: Preventative coordinator

huxanddebDebbie Sykes has been in the business of rescuing animals since she was a little girl. A California native, she has fostered over 10 dogs, 5 cats, hamsters, frogs, and even fish. Currently she works at Walden’s Puddle, a local Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and lives in East Nashville with her husband, two dogs (Huxley and Knuckles) and cat (Lando Catrissian). She was drawn to Noah’s Ark Society when she saw their willingness to help not only the helpless animals, but other animal rescue organizations working towards the same goal.

Feel free to connect with Debbie anytime at info@noahsarksociety.org with questions, concerns or to find out more about Noah’s Ark Society’s mission.

Kelli Hodge: Vet Coordinator

IMG_3191Kelli Hodge, wife and mother of 2, is PASSIONATE about the care of animals. Canines are especially dear to her.  Since the death of her beloved 12 year old Lab, Bebe, in May of 2013, it has weighed heavy on her heart to find a way to give back a tiny portion of the love Bebe gave her to other animals that desperately need it.  Devoting her time and energy to Noah’s Ark Society was a natural fit.

Feel free to connect with Kelli anytime at kelli@noahsarksociety.org with questions, concerns or to find out more about Noah’s Ark Society’s mission.

 

laura little: Director of Development

laura littleThird-generation Nashvillian, currently employed with Filmworkers Nashville, owner of three rescued dogs. Started out fostering for Noah’s Ark Society, second foster turned into adoption. Active volunteer for Safe Harbor Nashville, Mending Hearts, Yana House, and Noah’s Ark Society.

Feel free to connect with Laura anytime at donations@noahsarksociety.org with questions, concerns or to find out more about Noah’s Ark Society’s mission.