All five Animal Humane Society locations will be closed September 1 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Meet our Humane Education staff

Humane Educator Holly Wetzel

AHS Humane Education Supervisor Holly Wetzel leads education programs in local schools, the PetSet Youth Club, tours, birthday parties, and other educational programs in our shelters. Holly’s background includes experience in both classroom teaching and animal welfare. When not working at AHS, Holly can sometimes be seen driving a streetcar on the Como-Harriet streetcar line or her Vespa scooter on sunny summer days. Holly is the proud owner of five rescued pets, two dogs (Italian Greyhounds), one Rough Collie and two cats (a Siamese mix and a Persian mix).

Humane Educator Jodi Hendrickson

Jodi Hendrickson has an extensive background in both biology and environmental education. Her passion for working with animals, people, and education has taken her to Florida, Northern Minnesota, and now the Twin Cities. She is interested in learning about animals and how they coexist with humans in their environments. A couple of her favorites are cats, turtles (all kinds), and owls. In her free time she likes to spend time outdoors, read books about nature, and spend time with family and friends.

Humane Educator Daniela Von Arx

Daniela Von Ar  x has a background in International Banking in Europe, and has worked for many years with diverse population of different nations as a refugee life coach. She is the founder of a local non-profit animal welfare organization. In 2008, she joined Animal Humane Society. In her free time, Daniela and her husband are staying busy taking care of their six children, one dog—a Corgi-Shi Tzu mix, and two cats—both domestic medium hair cuddlers.

Humane Educator Coral Hsiung

Terry Arthur has over 25 years of experience working with both preschool and elementary students in a variety of settings.  Prior to working at the Animal Humane Society, Terry volunteered with both the PetSet Youth Club and in dog adoption.  In 2013 she was hired at AHS as a Customer Service and Animal Admissions Representative, and is currently a Humane Educator.  When not at AHS Terry is busy driving her two teenagers to and from activities, walking her dog and cuddling with her two cats.  She also enjoys gardening and going on bike rides with her husband.

Humane Educator Brianna Zeigler

Brianna Darling is the Outreach Coordinator at AHS. She spends time out in the community educating people about our services and how we can help them with their pets. Brianna also teaches yoga and meditation. She lived in Tanzania for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. During her time there, she acquired a sweet puppy named Edna. Edna is now an American resident and has adjusted well to a life of snow, walks around lakes, peanut butter kongs and sleeping in beds. Brianna loves working at AHS because the animals, customers, kids and staff make it such a happy place to be.

Humane Educator Leah Loddigs

Leah Loddigs grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis and received her Bachelor degree in Environmental Science at the University of Manitoba. She had been an educator ever since her first job as a swim instruction at local schools. Leah has combined her passions for teaching in informal setting, environmental sustainability and humane practices while working at Camp Fire USA, MN Zoo, Gale Woods Farm and is now a part of the AHS team.  Leah also owns two rescue cats: Neema and Maddie.

Humane Educator Coral Hsiung

Coral Hsiung is currently a student at the U of M and is considering a major in Psychology and Sociology. Coral is facilitating Birthday Parties at the Animal Humane Society and enjoys working with animals and children very much. She joined the Humane Society in 2011. In her free time, she loves to paint, cook, and watch the newest movies. Coral is spending the 2012 spring semester in Spain, but will be back at AHS for the summer.

Humane Educator Coral Hsiung

Addy Hernick received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Minnesota and is currently a teacher for the Edina School District. Addy has grown up with a passion for animals, particularly her puggle, Wilfred. She is excited to be a party of the Humane Education team at the Animal Humane Society because she feels it combines her passion for teaching with her love for animals. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, reading books, spending time with her family and friends and learning new things.

Elvis

Elvis is the star of our Education department. Besides being very charming and friendly, he has lots of experience in chatting and visiting with children at schools. He is social, active, and always ready for a snack.

Thelma and Louise are rat sisters and are assisting our education team when visiting with students in schools or on site.

Thelma is mellow, timid and very sweet. She usually lets Louise be in charge of their daily fun activities. She enjoys sitting in a warm spot and likes to observe from a distance.

Louise is inquisitive, active and very curious. She loves to sit on a shoulder and look around. She also has good taste; she loves to share a carrot with her sister or nibble on broccoli.