Meet Our Staff

Jenny Langendoerfer

Executive Director

Jenny joined the Little Guild in 2020 after a decade as Vice President of MI Integrated Media in Norfolk.  Her extensive background in communications, marketing, and business development will allow enhancement and strengthening of the Little Guild's mission to rescue, love and heal homeless cats and dogs and of the animal welfare programs provided to the community.  Jenny has been involved in a broad range of local educational, recreational and economic organizations as well as a volunteer for a number of nonprofit causes.

Jenny, her husband Mike, and two sons Barrett and Xavier live in Norfolk with their two rescue dogs Scout and Georgia, and their cat JazzPurr, a Little Guild Alumnus!

Kristen Hale

Kennel Manager

Kristen started at The Little Guild volunteering as a dog walker alongside her husband. She grew up with a passion for helping all animals; from orphaned and injured mice and bunnies to stray cats and dogs.


This love for animals led her to the Little Guild where she joined the staff as an animal care specialist in 2019, and was promoted to Kennel Manager in 2020. Kristen lives in Millerton, New York with her husband, Dustin and their Corgi, Bentley and their L.G. Alumni Cattle Dog Maverick!

Pam Vanty

Feline Manager

Pam first started fostering cats for the Little Guild in early 2017, became a staff member in November of 2018, and was promoted to feline manager in 2020. She has cared for orphaned kittens, pregnant mothers, and semi-ferals that just needed a little extra socialization. Fostering since age 15, Pam fell in love with the ability to change an animals life for the better. 

Pam is from New Hartford, CT where she lives with her 2 rescue dogs and 2 cats. She also fosters a long term medical needs cat for the Little Guild named Spartacus. 

Kassidy Humphrey

Animal Care Specialist

Kassidy joined the Little Guild in 2020 as an animal care specialist. She has had a life-long love for animals and the desire to make a difference in their lives brought Kassidy to the Little Guild.

Kassidy lives in Torrington, CT with her two cats - Cleo (formerly Mary) and Keira (formerly Butterscotch) - both LG alums! 

Jill Maher

Animal Care Specialist

Jill joined the Little Guild team in August of 2019.  Her love of animals has been life-long, starting from preschool when she brought home her first "rescue", a stray kitten from the school parking lot.  Since then she has had numerous pets including two rescue dogs.  She has volunteered for animal rescue since 2007.

She lives in Harwinton, CT with her husband Erik, her two children Lane and Hope; and her beloved rescue dog Darby, a yellow lab.  Jill is excited and happy to be a part of caring for and helping the cats and dogs at the Little Guild to find the loving forever homes that they deserve.

Chris Marro

Animal Care Specialist

Chris joined the Little Guild in 2017 as an animal care specialist, continuing a lifetime of passion for animals and a desire to make a difference in the rescue community.  He brings with him a degree in marketing, and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of our residents.  Chris resides here in CT. with his Jack Russell Terrier and his three rescue cats.

Brielle Williams

Animal Care Specialist

Bre grew up in Dutchess County where its beauty sparked her love of nature at a young age. Her desire to make a difference and work hands on with animals brought her to join the Little Guild team in 2018 as an animal care specialist. Bre lives in NY with her beloved Jack Russell rescue, Ella. 

285 Sharon Goshen Turnpike

West Cornwall, CT 06796


Monday/Tuesday - Closed

Wednesday- Friday - 12-noon to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Little Guild is a 501 (c)3 organization.

EIN: 23-7131298






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