Lisa started at Bishop in 1995 and she is one of our Animal Care Specialists. She is originally from upstate New York but has lived in Florida for quite some time. Her favorite part of the job is working with shy and grumpy cats in particular. She is a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady with 4 cats at home. In her spare time, she likes swimming, listening to music and watching old classic movies while snuggling with her cats.
Shelby started at Bishop in 2019 and is one of our Animal Care Specialists. Shelby was born and raised in Bradenton, and earned her Bachelor's in Biology from Florida Southern College (Class of 2014!). In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, crocheting, and playing with her two pups - Gibbs and Abby.
Kristen started at Bishop in 2004 and she is one of our Animal Care Specialists. She is originally from Illinois. Her favorite part of her job is spending extra time with shy cats to help them come out of their shells. She likes spending time near the water and hanging out with family.
Annie started at Bishop in 2010 and she is one of our Animal Care Specialists. She was born in New York but has lived in Florida most of her life. She has four pets at home that came from Bishop. In her free time, she likes watching NASCAR, football, and hockey.
Megan started at Bishop in 2014 as one of our Behavior & Enrichment Team Specialists noe the Vet Tech. She grew up in Illinois. When Megan isn't busy doing what she loves at Bishop, she spends her free time honing her math skills and fighting crime. She shares her home with her best friend, her cat Robot.
Scott started at Bishop in 1997 and he is our Head Groundskeeper. He was born and raised in Florida. Scott is a true outdoorsman. He enjoys being near the ocean, kayaking, boating, and mountain biking. He also enjoys dressing as a pirate on any given occasion.
Lisa started working at Bishop in 2020 as our Volunteer & Foster Coordinator. Originally from New Jersey, she moved to Florida 5 years ago. Before working at Bishop, she was a dog groomer and did small dog rescue for senior/special needs dogs. She has a menagerie of pets at home and spends her free time volunteering with a wildlife rescue.
Keith started at Bishop in 1992 and he is our Executive Director. He was born and raised in Bradenton. He remembers his family getting their first dog from Bishop back when the shelter property was surrounded by woods! In his spare time, Keith enjoys watching classic movies, investigating his family's genealogy, and overloading on decaf coffee.
Michelle started at Bishop in 2019 as our Apprentice Coordinator and now our kennel manager. Michelle is a Manatee County native and an aspiring artist. Michelle has two cats and a retired greyhound.
Victor joined the Bishop staff in 2018 and he is one of our Behavior & Enrichment Team Specialists. Victor was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His favoite part of his job is giving out treats to the animals. In his free time, he likes laying on the couch with his dog Murphy and his cat Samantha and supporting his favorite New York sports teams (Go Yankees!)