Meet our board of directors
Tonni Loutzenhiser, President and Executive Director
Tonni has lived in Longmont since 2000. She started feeding and trapping in The Hood colony in 2010, and in 2012 she and feeders from The Hood and Big T's colonies combined efforts to form Longmont Friends of Feral & Abandoned Cats (LFFAC). Tonni holds a BA in Economics from St. Louis University and a MSW with a concentration in mental health from Southern Illinois University-E.
Esther A. Mills, Vice President
Esther has lived in Longmont more than 30 years. She was a volunteer with the Longmont Humane Society for 24 years, serving as volunteer coordinator for 8 yrs and on the board for 12 yrs. She owns/operates Mrs. Doolittle's Doggie Daycare. She is chair of the Fundraising Committee. Her son and daughter are grown up, but she shares her home with 4 cats (3 shelter adoptions and 1 neighborhood abandoned cat).
Deb Baumgartner, Secretary
Deb has lived in Longmont since 1977. She has cared for the cats at Big T's site since 2009 and has been colony manager since 2012. Deb joined the board in November 2013 and is chair of the Education Committee and a member of the Website Committee. She lives with her 5 cats: Oscar, Hope, Emily, Jack and Jill. All of her cats are from the Big T colony and came to her at various ages. Deb also volunteers at Longmont United Hospital. She earned an Associate Degree of Science from Front Range Community College.
George Limestahl, Treasurer
George has a BS and MS in Engineering from University of Cincinnati, and worked for IBM and Lexmark before retiring. He and his wife Bev moved to Longmont in 1975 after a relocation from Lexington, Kentucky. George was previously on the board of the Longmont Humane Society, serving on the Finance Committee and as its Treasurer, among other board positions. In addition to his LFFAC role, George is on the Finance Committee for Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and is head of staff for two LHS adoptees, the adorable (of which they seem to be aware) sister cats BW and The Calico Kid.
Tabatha Crawford, Director
Tabatha joined the board in April, 2013, and chairs the Trapping Committee. She has been a foster parent for the Longmont Humane Society since 2006 and especially enjoys caring for animals who are recovering from surgery. Tabatha is a skilled feral kitten tamer who provides education for LFFAC foster parents. She is passionate about recycling and heads up LFFAC’s “up cycling” efforts through Terracycle (www.terracycle.com). Tabatha grew up in Texas and earned a BA from the University of North Texas.
Marty Traynor Spencer, Director
Marty has lived in Longmont since 1999. She joined LFFAC’s board in January 2014 and is a member of the fundraising committee and chairs the grantwriting committee. She has been a volunteer for the Longmont Humane Society since 2000. Marty is a freelance editor and writer and she holds degrees in anthropology and journalism. She is a New Jersey transplant, and she shares her home with her husband and dog Fiona.
Laura Schafer, Director
Laura volunteered for Longmont Humane Society from 1996-2011 on their Board Of Directors and was a cat foster parent from 2001-2010. She also served on the Woodford County (KY) Humane Society's Board of Directors from 1986-1990. Laura has a BS in Chemistry from Cornell University and an MBA from Rutgers Graduate School of Management. Laura grew up in New Jersey, lived in Lexington, KY for 15 years and settled in Longmont in 1996. She has two grown daughters and lives with her (very patient) husband, Paul. Laura joined the LFFAC board in July of 2017. She was chair of the Sanctuary Committee in 2017, and in 2018, she assumed the responsibilities of Trapping Coordinator. She is an avid TNVR cat and kitten trapper.
Dr Molly Abernathy, DVM
Family Pet Animal Hospital, Longmont
Robin Breffle, Animal Control Officer
City of Longmont Animal Control