Our People

We are unequivocally committed to saving animals’ lives — and try our best to have fun doing it. Creating a bright, safe future for pets and those who love them.

The team at Animal Friends Rescue Project is a great group of animal lovers that are dedicated to transforming the lives of animals and people in our community.

Operations Manager
"Hello! I'm Aliah and I'm the Volunteer Coordinator here at AFRP. During my undergrad I had an internship through Startup Monterey Bay where I was the Event Coordinator Intern that helped manage monthly meet ups for startup businesses and entrepreneurs in the tri-county region. My previous employment was through Monterey County Workforce Development Board where I worked one on one and in group settings with young adults on finding their career paths. I received my bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in non-profit management.
"Hello! I'm Mariah, and I'm thrilled to be the Marketing and Social Media Coordinator at Animal Friends Rescue Project. I'm a Monterey Bay native, and my lifelong love for animals has led me to this rewarding role. It's a true privilege to be part of an organization that's wholeheartedly dedicated to making a positive impact in the world.When I'm not working, you can find me at the beach, crafting with pottery, experimenting in the kitchen with cooking and baking, or exploring the great outdoors through hiking, camping, or rock climbing! "
Treasure Shop Lead
Treasure Shop Sales Associate
Pet Food Express Coordinator
Pet Food Express Coordinator
Petco Coordinator
Registered Veterinarian Technician
Veterinarian Assistant
Veterinarian Technician

Darla VanSchuyver

Client Services Representative