Heart of the Valley Staff

Administrative Staff

Marla and dogs

Executive Director-Marla Caulk


Operations Director-Sharon Burnett

Marla is a Montana native who moved back to the state in 2015 to assume the position of Executive Director at the shelter. Her career in nonprofit leadership spans more than 30 years and includes her most recent position as Chief Operations Officer with the national YWCA USA where she was responsible for administration, communications, public policy and development for one of the top 25 largest nonprofit organizations in the country. She holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). Marla and her husband Carl live in Bozeman with their two amazing dogs Tilly and Koda (both HOV Alum). Sharon moved to Bozeman in 2015 from Vermont where she worked for eight years as the Shelter Manager for the Second Chance Animal Shelter. At HOV, Sharon is responsible for overseeing animal care, adoptions, veterinary services, spay/neuter clinics, facilities and grounds. Sharon’s family includes her husband Chris, two rescue dogs — Mattie and Betty — and three rescue cats —  Maverick, Goose, and Sirius (HOV Alums).
Email Marla at ed@heartofthevalleyshelter.org, or call 388-9399, ext. 203 Email Sharon at od@heartofthevalleyshelter.org, or call 388-9399, ext. 220


Volunteer and Outreach Manager-Kristin Sherwood


Director of Annual Giving-Andrea Lambert

Kristin grew up in Bozeman and her association with HOV started years ago when she was a cat cuddler at the old shelter. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University and moved back to Bozeman to pursue a career in nonprofits. Most recently, she served as the Family Resource Specialist for the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch where she recruited, trained and licensed volunteers to provide therapeutic foster care. Kristin manages the HOV volunteer program as well as our outreach and education programs. She loves hanging out with her dog Chief. A Montana native, Andrea has worked as a professional fundraiser in Bozeman since 2005. Andrea specializes in Annual Giving and Special Event fundraising as well as production of annual appeals, newsletters, e-appeals and more. Previous to joining Heart of the Valley, Andrea was Manager of Annual giving and Special Events at Bozeman Health Foundation for eight and half years and spent four years as the VP of Development for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Gallatin County. Andrea’s family includes her husband Tim, daughter Elle, cat Chico and dog Tootsie.
Email Kristin at volunteer@heartofthevalleyshelter.org, or call 388-9399, ext. 223  Email Andrea at development@heartofthevalleyshelter.org, or call 388-9399 ext. 221




Callie Houck-Development Associate

Callie moved to Montana from her home state of Washington in 2013. She began work at Heart of the Valley as an Animal Care Specialist in 2015. After four years of working in animal care, she moved into her current position on the shelter’s development team in 2019. Callie lives in Bozeman with her husband Ken, two cats, Obi-Wan and Kobe, and their Bichon Frise, Worf (HOV Alum). Please contact Callie regarding 3rd party fundraising events, coin collection banks, and donations.
Email Callie at deva@heartofthevalleyshelter.org or call 404-3070


Operational Staff

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Animal Services Coordinator-Katie Grudecki


Shelter Co-manager-Blaine Lorkiewicz

Contact Katie for more information about our Foster Program and our weekly Spay Neuter Assistance Program. Blaine manages the daily care of the cats and dogs at the shelter.
Email Katie at katie@heartofthevalleyshelter.org, or call 388-9399, ext. 204  Email Blaine at frontdesk@heartofthevalleyshelter.org, or call 388-9399, ext. 237



Customer Service Representative-Megan Flamm

 Contact Megan to report your pet if it is missing or if you found a stray animal.
 Email Megan at frontdesk@heartofthevalleyshelter.org, or call 388-9399, ext. 201



Behavior Consultant-Ben Donoghue

Assistant Operations Director

Contact Ben for information about HOV hosted canine training classes.
 Email Ben at ben@heartofthevalleyshelter.org, or call 388-9399 ext.. 207 Email Melanie at melanie@heartofthevalleyshelter.org, or call 388-9399 ext. 210


Veterinary Staff

Dr Shinn-05455

Veterinarian-Dr. Jennifer Shinn

Dr Lovgren-05521

Veterinarian-Dr. Greg Lovgren



Medical Coordinator-Kari Chiocchi


Veterinary Technician-Molly Cayer

Animal Care Specialists


Scott Zimmerman

Diane Browand

Kate McCarthy

Kiyanna Baird

Karli Roadarmel




Kara Naugle

Quint Long




Maintenance Technician 


Jim Vojtek