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About the Staff

For a complete list of staff, please visit the staff directory.

Liz Smokowski

Chief Executive Officer

Liz graduated from Regis University with a Masters in Business Administration and Bloomfield College with a Bachelors in Biology and a minor in Business Management.

She has had a passion for animals and animal welfare all of her life including training and education with an Associate's degree of Science in Animal Health. She worked as a certified Veterinary Techniciain and years later, with Longmont Humane Society as a Board Member. That role allowed her the opportunity to combine all of her skills into a rewarding volunteer opportunity that turned into her position here as Chief Executive Officer.

Liz says she "feels privileged to work with such an amazing team that is dedicated to the animals as the focus of our mission." 

Sarah Clusman

Director of Shelter and Clinic Operations

Sarah first came to Longmont Humane Society in 2000 as a volunteer in the PAWS UP program. She began working as the TLC Volunteer Coordinator in 2002, training volunteers to work with shelter animals.

From there, Sarah progressed to work as the Training and Behavior Dept. Coordinator supervising daily dog play groups, providing training and behavior modification and adoption follow-up and support. At that time, Sarah worked as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) and a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.

As the Director of Shelter and Clinic Operations, Sarah continues to "feel fortunate and proud to be part of a shelter that is willing to use its valued resources to treat animals as individuals with individual needs. I feel honored to be in a position to make a real impact in the lives of these precious animals."

Rhea Moriarity

Director of Training and Behavior Modification

Rhea grew up in rural Colorado and her love of animals began at a young age. Her early babysitters were cats, goats, chickens, geese, and multiple dogs.

She began volunteering at Longmont Humane Society in 2006 in dog TLC and as a canine behavioral foster parent. Through her work with the behavior program she learned how to comprehensively support dogs and their owners with a variety of tools and techniques. Rhea became an employee at Longmont Humane Society in February, 2010.

Rhea supervises daily shelter dog play groups and provides private training, visiting the homes of members of the community in need of help with their dogs' behavioral issues. She currently lives in Longmont with her two dogs.

Jennifer Dombek

Director of Finance

Jennifer has been working in the Finance Department of Longmont Humane Society since 2012. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant. Jennifer is happy to use her accounting skills with an organization making such a positive impact on animal welfare. Jennifer grew up in Baltimore, MD and has lived in Colorado since 1995. She lives in Louisville with her husband, two children and two cats.

Kelli Kanemoto

Director of Development

Kelli comes to us with fourteen years of experience at Foothills United Way where she was the Vice President of Community Impact and achieved measurable results by developing and implementing a comprehensive funding system, executed corporate fundraising campaigns, managed long-term disaster recovery efforts following the Four Mile forest fire and was a key participant of the long-term recovery team following the Boulder County floods of 2013.

Most recently, Kelli has been performing consulting work for various nonprofits, providing strategic direction and guidance.

Kelli has been a volunteer for various local organizations including serving on the Board of Directors for A Woman’s Work (Chair of the Fundraising Committee) and was named a “40 Under 40” Emerging Leader by Boulder County Business Report in 2011.