Hannah first joined the Riverbend team as a receptionist in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic forced her to step away for about a year, but as of July 2021, she is back and excited to be here.
Animals and art have always been at the center of her life. In 2014 she graduated from Hampshire College, where she studied animal behavior, creative writing, and documentary filmmaking. After college, she worked for several years at Providence Animal Rescue League, then as an assistant at South Bellingham Veterinary Hospital before moving to Western Massachusetts and starting work as a veterinary receptionist.
Hannah’s time in animal rescue greatly impacted her, shaping who she is and how she wants to be in the world. Humane and ethical treatment of both animals and the humans who care for them is of utmost importance to her. With those values in mind, she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Humane Education from Antioch University.
In her free time, Hannah enjoys creating art in a variety of different mediums, learning more about plants and animals, and going for long leisurely walks with her partner, Daniel, and their two dog friends, Dolly Piranha (an Australian cattle dog mix who can sometimes be found providing moral support behind the Riverbend reception desk) and Margaret Trout (an elderly chihuahua who mostly gets carried on those long leisurely walks).