Our Staff

Kristin Sanger

Executive Director

Originally from Oregon, Kristin Sanger has a background in small business as an owner/operator for over 15 years with a focus on marketing and business management. Kristin’s previous experience as an Executive Director was in Community Development and non-profit management with an emphasis in serving small business. Kristin has received several community service awards: the Mayor’s Recognition for Valuable Service and Heart of the City Award in Anchorage, Alaska, the Distinguished Service Award in Cottage Grove, OR and most recently Kristin helped her organization win the Non-Profit in Excellence Award from the State of Idaho Non-Profit Center. She rescued her first animal at 6 years old and hasn’t been able to get it out of her system ever since. Kristin is grateful to partner her business acumen with rescue in order to serve the animals in need.

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Wendi Finlayson

Book keeper

Wendi was born in Soda Springs, Idaho and has a degree in Business Finance along with experience in advertisement and small business management. She had two dogs of her own, one of which she adopted from SRAS.  Wendi not only helps keep our books on track but she also produces almost all of the SRAS marketing material and advertising for our Social Media platforms.  She is super talented and keeps the animals in need at the forefront of the SRAS brand. She is the quiet behind the scenes resource that never seeks any accolades, she helps make SRAS great! Wendi loves all animals and is happy to be a part of the Snake River Animal Shelter team!

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Coby Voronovich

Idaho K-9 Academy Director

Coby offers basic behavioral training, group dog training and specialized service dog training for Veterans and individuals with disabilities. He has quite a pack of his own at home with three dogs and two cats, all rescues. Coby has loved and owned dogs since the day he was born. He has spent the last 2 years learning dog behavior and received his Master Dog Trainer Certification from Highland Canine Training, LLC. Coby has a natural gift for training dogs and is a huge asset to SRAS in helping to keep animals in their homes. He has devoted his life to rescue and is determined to save as many lives as he possibly can!

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Candice Jones

Front-end Manager/Lead Cat Technician

Candice is a native of Idaho Falls, Idaho and is a true cat lover! She owns three cats of her own and first emerged in the animal care field working in a veterinary office for 9 years. She then leaped into the animal rescue world serving a local humane society for 7 years before she came to SRAS. She is intuitive to the needs of the cats in our care and does a phenomenal job thinking up creative ways to promote our feline friends to help them get placed in new loving homes. Candice is a huge asset to SRAS and keeps the kitty’s in the shelter healthy and happy.

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Michelle Allen


My name is Michelle Allen. I was raised a Navy brat, then married into the Army, so I moved around a lot over the years before settling in Idaho in late 2014. I have two beautiful daughters, Crystal and Makenzie, and seven furry, 4-legged kids. I am a recent graduate of CEI with my AAS in Marketing & Management.

Although my address, the state I lived in, and even the country I lived in has varied greatly throughout my life, one thing that has never changed is my intense love for animals. My parents were responsible breeders when I was growing up, but my brother and I both became suckers for the strays and unwanted. Helping scared, lonely fur babies to trust people again and find them a wonderful furever home makes my heart smile. This is my mission in life, and I won’t stop until they all have loving homes!

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Pat Ashley


Pat is originally from Boulder, Colorado, where he graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and later a Teaching Certificate. He spent the majority of his career teaching Algebra and Earth Science at Hobbs Middle School in Shelley, along with a couple years teaching math at Hillcrest High School in Ammon. He’s excited to take that education experience and apply it to the Idaho K9 Academy. His goal is to promote animal welfare by helping people incorporate dogs into their homes and families—particularly shelter dogs. He and his wife have adopted several large, furry mystery mixes from local shelters over the past 20 years and enjoy taking them to the dog park and all the dog-friendly businesses in town!

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