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Meet Our Staff

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Jenny Langendoerfer

Executive Director

Jenny joined the Little Guild in 2020 after a decade as VP of MI Integrated Media in Norfolk. Her extensive background in communications, marketing, and business development has enhanced and strengthened the Guild's mission to rescue, heal and individually nurture homeless cats and dogs.


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 and her husband, Mike, have two sons, Barrett and Xavier. Jenny lives in Norfolk, and enjoys spending time with her family and pets, which includes their two rescue dogs Scout and Georgia.  "Every day at the Little Guild is a lesson in love and resilience, seeing our animals become a part of a family upon adoption is pure bliss."


Karen is a dedicated and experienced bookkeeper with over 20 years of service to various organizations. A proud mother of three daughters and a grandmother, Karen is passionate about volunteering for non-profits. She values contributing to community well-being. Growing up on a farm, Karen's love for animals shines through, even though she's scaled down from breeding dogs to now enjoying a quieter life with her husband and two canine companions.

Karen Ackerman


Spend one moment with Sue and you know just how much she loves animals.  Whether it's rescuing a snapping turtle or saving an injured chipmunk, Sue never passes by an animal in need. Bursting with kindness and always ready to lend a hand, Sue is a wonderful asset to The Little Guild.  Also, a truly talented baker and gardener, Sue is definitely a great person to keep close by! Sue is the mother of 3 and grandmother to 6, she lives in Norfolk with husband Alan and their rescue dog Luna!


Susan Boucher

Assistant Manager

Ann is lifetime animal lover, mother of three, and active community organizer.  She jokes that her house – with a busy family, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 guinea pigs, 2 birds, and a tankful of fish – fits somewhere between Peaceable Kingdom and Wild America.  Having worked as a creative services director for more than 20 years, Ann offers a wealth of marketing experience.   She is delighted to be a part of the animal rescue world and says, “Marketing the beautiful mission and adorable animals of The Little Guild is a no-brainer …and a pleasure!” 


Ann DeCerbo

Marketing & Technology

Alex has been working with dogs for ten years as a trainer, day care attendant, veterinary assistant, and more. When he is not at The Little Guild training and caring for dogs, he enjoys painting, acting, and hiking. He lives in Torrington with his wife Marilyn, daughter Samantha, and their dog Beans.


Alex Echevarria

Kennel Behaviorist

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Amanda Fowler

Animal Care Specialist


Kirsten is studying at Northwestern to become a Veterinarian Technician.  She says, "There has always been passion for animals in my life!"

Kirsten Hill

Animal Care Specialist

Kassidy joined The Little Guild in 2020 as an animal care specialist and was promoted to the Feline Manager in 2021. Kassidy has two cats that are little guild alumni, Cleo (previously Mary) and Keira (previously Butterscotch). Kassidy enjoys being able to help animals in need and giving them the time and attention they need to help them find their furever homes!

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Kassidy Humphrey

Feline Supervisor

Quick-moving and always ready with a smile and a solution, Tiffany brings years of executive management experience to the Little Guild. Asked whether the dogs are hard to manage behind the desk, Tiffany says, "Not at all.  Animals have always been a constant and important part of my family."  Outside of the office, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, cat and LG alumni dog! 


Tiffany Lemelin

Kennel Manager

Chris joined The Little Guild in 2017 as an animal care specialist and now serves as the Facility & Transportation Manager. He brings a lifetime of passion for animals and a desire to make a difference in the rescue community in addition to a degree in marketing, and a commitment to improving the lives of our residents.  Chris enjoys times with his Jack Russell Terrier and his three rescue cats.


Chris Marro

Facility Coordinator


Having loved animals from a young age, Suzanne is a true champion to creatures of all kinds!  She has worked as a certifiied Vet Tech for over 25 years, with a specialization in surgery for the past 10. She has extensive experience training both dogs and horses and has worked caring for the animals at several area farms.  Currently, Suzanne owns a farm of her own in Torrington where she enjoys her many rescue animals, gardening, trail hiking, kayaking, and floating in her pond.

Suzanne Tracy, CVT

Animal Care Specialist

Kelsey joined The Little Guild in 2021 as an animal care specialist. She has a cat, Topaz, who she adopted from The Little Guild. She enjoys being at work surrounded by the animals and helping take care of them until they find their forever homes.


Kelsey Turick

Animal Care Specialist


Kelsey joined The Little Guild in 2021 as an animal care specialist. She has a cat, Topaz, who she adopted from The Little Guild. She enjoys being at work surrounded by the animals and helping take care of them until they find their forever homes.


Meghan Beeman

Animal Care Specialist

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