AARR Board

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Alyssa Koenig

Alyssa Koenig

Founder; Board Member

Lyssa, or "Bella" as she has been called, started it all! Archie's Angels was born when she recognized the need for rabbit education and rescuing/re-homing in Lethbridge. Lyssa has a variety of artistic education under her belt, is qualifying as a House Rabbit Educator, and takes Vet Technician courses online. Lyssa loves animals of all varieties and works as an educator of exotics, including reptiles and kangaroos!

Marrisa Penner

Marrisa Penner

Secretary

Marissa stepped up as Archie's Angels' secretary! She acts as foster and volunteer coordinator, as well as assisting with fundraising initiatives and hay delivery.
She has several pets (including a horse!), as well as a busy, young son. Marissa is trained as a healthcare aide, graduated the office assistant program at Lethbridge College, and enjoys her job at a legal firm.

Natasha Spate

Natasha Spate

Board Member

Natasha has been married for about 10 years and runs a fully licensed, vegan hair salon out of her home.
Natasha was first introduced to rabbits when a dumped domestic showed up in her backyard just a few months before the rescue was founded. She was immediately drawn to Archie's Angels because she recognized how desperately it was needed after what she had experienced. Natasha helps Chantelle with Archie's Angels' bonding services, as well as hay distribution and social media communications. She adores all animals and has a senior daschund, 2 cats, and 3 bunnies. Find @Bagelthegiant on Instagram!

Janelle Knott

Janelle Knott

Board Member

Janelle joined the board after initiating a fundraiser based around sewing rabbit products. When she isn't sewing, she's taking care of her dog, 3 cats, and 3 rabbits. Janelle also loves baking, gardening, and attempting to keep house plants alive. Janelle assists with hay distribution and rescues. She is always looking for ways to contribute to the rescue!

Chantelle Dafoe

Chantelle Dafoe

Co-Founder; President/Treasurer

Chantelle helped Lyssa set-up and expand Archie's Angels. She oversees the many fundraising efforts on behalf of AARR and runs the rabbit bonding services with board member, Natasha. Chantelle also covers financial management, hay sourcing and distribution, events, rabbit care and grooming. She is qualifying to become a House Rabbit Educator. Chantelle has 3 children and maintains a long-time position with Tupperware, also working an evening job!

Sabrina Radeck

Sabrina Radeck

Board Member

Sabrina assists Archie's Angels with their website, graphic design, educational materials, and merchandise sourcing. She is the mother of 5 children and grandmother of 8, plus 1 bun-baby! Sabrina has an educational background in graphic design.

Mia Keller

Mia Keller

Board Member

Mia is a second-year student at the University of Lethbridge. She studies languages and business with a hope of working internationally one day. Mia is originally from the east coast of Canada and speaks 3 languages— English, French, and Spanish. She loves exotic plants, skiing, art, travelling, baking, and animals, and is very excited to be part of Archie’s Angels Rabbit Rescue!

Kaylee Marance

Kaylee Marance

Board Member

Kaylee was first introduced to rabbits three years ago after rescuing and adopting a domestic rabbit that had been abandoned in her neighborhood. Since then, she has become passionate about helping rabbits just like hers. She now lives in Edmonton and studies Dentistry at the University of Alberta, but frequently travels to her hometown of Lethbridge. When she's not studying, she's either camping with her family in BC, snuggling her bunny, or making toys to fundraise money for the rescue.

Dana Nicol

Dana Nicol

Vice President

Dana was introduced to Archie's Angels through the fostering program: Her daughter wanted a pet and fostering a rabbit was a great way to determine suitability. She helps with operational management, transportation, fundraising initiatives, events, the website, and rabbit care. She plans to become a House Rabbit Educator.
Dana promotes cleaning without harmful chemicals, has 3 teenagers, and is a healthcare data analyst by day.

Cherise Marshall

Cherise Marshall

Board Member

Cherise is in school to become a vet technician, also taking psychology courses at Lethbridge College. She has several rescue animals, including a dog, cats, and rabbits. Cherise loves to spend her days with her animals and learning new things. She plans to become a House Rabbit Educator.

April Reece

April Reece

Board Member

April lives in Taber and has been passionate about rabbits her entire life. Her love for our long-eared friends started when she was just 6 years old, when she got her first pet bunny, Thumper. April has passed that love for rabbits on to her own daughter, who was the one to introduce the foster program to April.
April spends her days working in healthcare, as the head of the Environmental Services department, and her nights caring for personal and rescue rabbits!

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💗 Archie's Angels has many, many volunteers and supporters, for whom we are incredibly grateful! 💗