anne young, Board member

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Anne Young was raised on the East Coast and relocated to California in late 1979.

Her love of animals began when she was five years old when her parents gave her a boxer puppy, Ginger, who was her constant companion.  There were always dogs in her life growing up and when she started her own executive search business in her home office, the first thing she did after plugging in her computer, phone and printer was to adopt a rescue dog.  She has filled her life ever since with seven rescue dogs, including her current senior special needs dog, Mollie Mae, who is blind and deaf.  She can’t imagine not having animals in her life, which have brought her and continue to bring her much joy, comfort and unconditional love.

Anne has had a very interesting and - in certain instances - challenging professional life from her first job working for the CIA to working on Capitol Hill for three Congressmen and the Vice President during the Nixon/Watergate years!  However, she has devoted most of her professional life to Human Resources and Executive Recruitment in the advertising and marketing arenas.  Since she retired, she has spent a great deal of her time by volunteering.  She has been affiliated with CASA of Santa Cruz County for about fifteen years – the majority of this time being spent as an advocate for foster youth.  This experience has been the most profound and rewarding of her life.

Anne has also been a volunteer for Marine Mammal Rescue, the Animal Shelter of Santa Cruz County and is currently involved with Peace of Mind Dog Rescue.  On the “human being side”, she was a volunteer for Friends Outside, a non-profit group affiliated with the Santa Cruz County Parole and Probation Department, which provides resources and support to non violent felons scheduled for release and recently released from jail or prison.  Volunteerism is obviously in her blood.

Anne happily shares her life with her husband, one dog, Mollie Mae, a “large” orange tabby cat, Sunny Delight, and their box turtle, Salmonella  (“Sal” to his friends).