January Employee Spotlight: Alicia Starr

Blonde woman with walkie talkie standing in front of a green tree
January 5, 2023



Role at PAWS

Events & Marketing Manager

What you do at PAWS

I am in charge of all events at PAWS including our large fundraisers. I also oversee all marketing, but rely heavily on a wonderful marketing team of PAWS volunteers. 

Time with PAWS

I have been with PAWS for 4 years. 

Your pets at home

My zoo includes 3 rescue pups named Bohemian, Oona and Piglet, 4 crazy cats named Hampton, Sir Jambothy, Wonton and Halloweena Binx, 7 happy hens named Luna Lovegood, Lady Gaga, Chaka, Butterfly Jack, Leslie Jones, Moira Rose and Mogwai, and 5 fish that are all named Geoff.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to travel and adventure with my husband! I also love to read, spend time with my furry companions, and celebrate any occasion with my friends! 

Something people might be surprised to learn about you?

I do not like the musical Grease. I know, I know.....

Also, my favorite animal is a penguin! 

What advice would you give to people interested in working or volunteering for PAWS?

DO IT! If you are even thinking about spending a few hours at PAWS, you will not regret it. It is a wonderful place full of wonderful people doing wonderful things for animals, all out of love. Also, you will have a ton of fun and make a huge difference in the lives of so many cats and dogs! 

What is one of your favorite things to do within your role at PAWS?

I love planning our large events! It is so rewarding having the vision that you created in your head come to fruition. 

What would you do if you weren’t doing this?

Oh boy - I would love to either be a wedding planner, home decorator or a personal stylist! I also have my own pet sitting business and my husband and I used to run a theatre company, so maybe I need to just chill out! Nah...