| ||Wendy Mirrotto|
Founder & Executive Director
Kitten Krazy, Inc. 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Cat Shelter (May 2004)
Quick Fix Low-Cost Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic, a program of Kitten Krazy, Inc. (July 2011)
1980 Graduate of Strongsville High School. The rest of what I learned came from an upbringing on a small farm (yep - in Strongsville!), and the "School of Hard Knocks" thereafter. Married to Mark in December 1984, no children.
After health issues required me to quit my job of 15 years as an Executive Secretary in the business world, I decided to volunteer one day a week at the Parma Animal Shelter just around the corner from my house. At the end of my 4th year of volunteering, I was unanimously voted as Parma Animal Shelter's 1st Chairman of the Board. With the help of my dear friends, Steve Pigott, Esq. and Joan Keller, I was able to secure their 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. During this time, Mark and I moved to Medina.
At the end of my 1-year commitment as Chairman, I chose to focus my energy on my new community of Medina. At that time, there were no organizations set up to take in and care for the lost, abandoned, stray, and unwanted cats in Medina County. I prayed and it was affirmed that God called me to open my own shelter - and Kitten Krazy was born. I renovated a small space in my garage 8'x16' and got started immediately. We renovated our garage multiple times at our own expense, always increasing our ability to care for the cats. From that day until now, we have been at full capacity and have to turn away up to 200 cats weekly.
This prompted me to open Quick Fix Low-Cost Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic. With the invaluable help of my friend, Amber Thorne-Hamilton, and some very dedicated volunteers, we succeeded and are operating under the same nonprofit status as Kitten Krazy.
My staff and volunteers are an amazing group of people that I am privileged to work with every day. They care so deeply for the animals we serve and do whatever they can to make their time during spay/neuter or wellness as stress-free and comfortable as possible.
I live in Brunswick Hills with my husband, Mark, two dogs - Holly & Joey, and 4 cats - Piper, Cody, Timmy and Vinnie. In my spare time, well...I don't have much, but I do have a lot of other interests like reading, traveling, crocheting, crafts, shopping, sports (playing and watching) and enjoying friends and family.
| ||Debra Beckstett|
Vet Assistant - Part-Time Volunteer
1981 Graduate - Ohio State University - Masters in Social Work
I started caring for sick and injured animals with my father at the age of six. As a Veterinarian, he taught, in lieu of a formal education, as I "assisted" him in surgeries about the miracles within us. Although as a Therapist today, I assist people toward better health. I still enjoy working with all creatures great and small.
My job at Quick Fix is called the "Lifeguard on the Beach" as I watch the animals coming out of surgery until they wake up enough to go back to their cages before going home.
| ||Rupe Beckstett, DVM|
Veterinarian - Wellness Clinic
| ||Stephanie Buckwald|
I graduated from Kent State University in December 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing.
Quick Fix opened up the opportunity for me to gain experience in the field of business management. I realized I love working with animals every day and providing them with the quality care they deserve. I could not have asked for a better staff to work with; they all care and love each animal that comes through the door. The best thing about working at Quick Fix is the services we provide to our community - high-quality care at an affordable price.
I really enjoy taking my two dogs for walks, hunting, and spending time with family and friends.
| ||Robin Dunsha, RVT (Retired)|
Vet Assistant - Volunteer
| ||Betty Jo Foster|
Administrative Assistant & Wellness Vet Assistant
| ||Jenna Geisinger|
Administrative Assistant, Vet Assistant & Special Projects
Currently pursuing an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology at Stautzenberger College
Thanks to my parents' interest in animals, I've spent my whole life either caring for or rescuing creatures great and small. If I wasn't nursing a kitten back to health, I was trying to find homes for puppies or volunteering at a horse rescue farm. This is why I've chosen to pursue a career in the veterinary field.
Working at Quick Fix has not only given me the opportunity to learn important skills and medical information, it's also given me a passion for non-profit and shelter work. I love being part of a team that gives the best care and attention to their animal patients, whether they are owned pets or from a shelter.
When I'm not working, at school, or cramming for a test, I love spending time with my family and friends. A few of my favorite things are going to the trail, cycling, disc golf, cooking, playing with my cats, horseback riding, and watching movies.
| ||Brittany Hall|
Administrative Assistant & Bookkeeper
I love working at Quick Fix because I truly enjoy meeting new people and new animals every day. I am proud to be part of a team that genuinely cares for every animal that comes through our door. I also love knowing that we are helping our community by providing high-quality care at an affordable cost.
When I am not at work, I love to read, spend time with my family, and play with my "Newfie".
| ||Donna Lagerstedt|
Administrative Assistant - Part-Time Volunteer
We built a home in Medina in 2002 and were lucky enough to have wonderful neighbors. One of the best was Wendy and her husband Mark! Dan and I are animal lovers too and we became fast friends. When Wendy started Kitten Krazy in her backyard in May 2004, we wanted to do what we could to help. Fast forward to 2014 and here we are still with Wendy & Mark and have loved watching what she has created for the animals in our community with Kitten Krazy and adding Quick Fix Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic for cats and dogs in July 2011.
Dan volunteers at Kitten Krazy, and I help with adoptions and also volunteer at Quick Fix. My personal warning to anyone is: "Never say never to Wendy" as she will ALWAYS find a way to enrich the lives of animals and her friends, too!
| ||Scott Kenneth Morse, DVM|
Veterinarian - Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic
Undergraduate - University of Findlay
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine - Ross University in St. Kitts, West Indies
I grew up in Maumee, Ohio and went to the University of Findlay for undergraduate study. I received my Doctorate of veterinary medicine from Ross University in St. Kitts, a very small and beautiful island in the West Indies. I then spent one year at Iowa State University doing a clinical rotation. After all the traveling, I decided to settle back in Ohio seven years ago and have been practicing small animal medicine ever since.
Currently I live in Hiram, Ohio with my beautiful wife, Melisa, and four wonderful kids - Grayson, Mackaye, Avery, and Katie. I brought a dog home from St. Kitts named Fudge and have a one-eyed cat named LJ, short for Long John Silver. When asked why I drive an hour and a half every day to work at Quick Fix, it's because I believe in helping pet owners by spaying and neutering pets. And because Quick fix is a high-quality and low-cost spay neuter clinic, I believe I am helping owners that otherwise would not get the care they deserve. Ever since the 6th grade, I've always had a feeling that I just wanted to be a veterinarian and help animals.
| ||Andrea Parsons, RVT|
Registered Vet Technician
2009 Graduate - Associate of Science (Veterinary Technician)
Emergency medicine is my primary career. I work part-time at Quick Fix because I love being part of a business that provides a low-cost option to the community for spay/neuter. I enjoy working with the staff at Quick Fix because they are a wonderful group of people that love helping animals.
In my free time, I enjoying hiking and playing disc golf with my husband.
Registered Veterinary Technician
2008 Graduate of Stautzenberger College - Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology
Ever since I was little I have loved animals, especially horses. If being a "Cowgirl" was an actual profession I would have been one, but in reality we must all grow-up and find "real jobs". I knew I wanted to work with animals, so after graduating from the Animal Care Program at the Medina County Career Center, I started college at Ohio University in Athens with dreams of being a humane officer or game warden, so Criminology seemed like a good route to take. Yet after finishing only two quarters, I decided my real interest was in the medical field. I headed home and started attending Stautzenberger College, earning my Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology.
While in college, I worked at a small animal hospital in Strongsville. I really wanted to broaden my horizons and experience so I left there to work on an alpaca farm, and also at a horse farm. I love the outdoors, but after many years of getting "beat up" by farm life, I was ready for the comfort of an "indoor" job. When I heard of an opportunity to work at Quick-Fix I jumped right on it! I grew up in Medina and love the idea of helping out my community. I can't ask for a better staff to work with, everyone here is so compassionate. I love how this company offers affordable, high-quality care.
I currently reside in West Salem with my boyfriend, Shawn, our Great Dane "Sadie", and our cat "Gooch". We also have horses and cows at his parents house in New York. In our free time we enjoy hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and just soaking up the outdoors!
| ||Angel Reep|
Administrative Assistant - Part-time Volunteer
I first learned of Kitten Krazy/Quick Fix a little over two years ago when I walked into an adoption event at Petsmart in Medina. After chatting with one of the volunteers, I immediately came home and signed my daughters and I up as volunteers.
I whole heartedly support the mission of providing low-cost spay/neuter services to the community and have met so many wonderful people and pets throughout this journey. My daughters, Holly, Savannah, Ari and I look forward to many more years of supporting this worthwhile cause.
When not volunteering, I dedicate my time to my family - spending time with my husband George, homeschooling my daughters, serving God at my church through children's ministry programs and enjoying our many fur babies....all rescues!
| ||Sandy Sanfilippo, R.N. (retired)|
| ||Doug Scheule, DVM|
Veterinarian - Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic
| ||Betty Snitzer, RVT|
Registered Vet Technician - Part-Time Volunteer
2000 Graduate with an Associate of Applied Science - Veterinary Technology
I first learned of Quick Fix while working at a private practice in Medina, OH. Many of our clients had pets that had been spayed/neutered at Quick Fix. I knew then that I wanted to volunteer at Quick Fix someday using my skills as an RVT. I strongly support the mission of Quick Fix to provide high-quality, low-cost, spay/neuter and wellness services to the community. I worked as an RVT for 15 years and always loved working in shelter medicine and with rescued pets.
I live in Columbia Station with my husband, Marc, and two adult children, Rachel & Nathan. We have a Greyhound named Vane, and 5 cats - Gabby, Bob, Gary, Roger, and Golden Rod. We love hiking, cycling, reading, and the Cleveland Indians!
| ||Molly Welle, DVM|
Veterinarian - Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic
2009 Graduate from Colorado State Veterinary School
I graduated from Colorado State Veterinary School in Fort Collins, CO in May of 2009. Following my graduation I practiced in a very busy small animal practice in Northwest Montana near Glacier National Park for four years. I met my husband in Montana, and we moved to the Cleveland area in June of 2013 to be closer to his family.
After four years in small animal practice I had become increasingly frustrated with the reality that many of my patients were afforded luxury care and diagnostics while so many other animals weren't getting basic healthcare and dying in crowded shelters. I decided that I wanted to use my skills as a veterinarian to make a positive impact on pet overpopulation and to make a difference in the lives of those animals that need it the most. Working at Quick Fix has given me the opportunity to do so.
In my spare time my I enjoy spending time with my husband and our nine-month-old twin,s Isla and Everett, and our four dogs and two cats.
| ||Nichole Wolf, RVT|
Registered Vet Technician
2010 Graduate of Stautzenberger College - Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology
Hi, my name is Nichole Wolf. I graduated from Medina High School in 2007, then went on to Stautzenberger College for a degree in Veterinary Technology class of 2010. I worked in a private practice for 6 years where I learned I had a passion for surgery. I then found my way to Quick fix in 2013.
I knew from a young age I wanted to work with animals, just didn't know in what way until I hit my senior year in high school. I realized being a Vet Tech is the way I wanted to show my compassion for animals, I enjoy being a Vet Tech because it is a field that is constantly evolving and changing, and I like learning new things. Working for Quick fix, adds to these by helping the community as well and offering care for people and their pets at an affordable cost.
I enjoy spending time with my family, working on cars, target shooting (e.g., pistol, bow, and rifle), crocheting, and camping. My additional passions include obedience training and feline behavior.