Meet our board of directors
Esther A. Mills, 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).
Tonni Loutzenhiser, Vice President & 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.
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.
Mike Smith, Director
Mike has lived in Boulder since 1973. He has a degree in mathematics and two earlier degrees in music. He retired in 2011 after three decades writing and testing scientific and statistical software, notably at the Department of Energy’s Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site and at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). He lives in a home owned by two cats (Sam & Alex), volunteers each Tuesday at the Shelter, and feeds at Big T’s colony each Friday.
Dr Molly Abernathy, DVM
Family Pet Animal Hospital, Longmont
Janet Glenn, DVM
Robin Breffle, Animal Control Officer
City of Longmont Animal Control