As a lifelong animal lover, kDen. found himself drawn to the world of animal rescue and conservation. In 2013, after many years of retail management, kDen. enrolled in a veterinary assistant program at a local community college in CT. From there he began working for a community-based HQHV spay/neuter clinic in Springfield, MA in every role from recovery technician to clinic administration. He has spent the last several years working in animal welfare and high volume spay/neuter, as both a technician and clinic manager.
kDen. began working with Animal Balance as a volunteer in 2017 on the island of Kaua’i, Hawaii. kDen. and his partner decided then and there to move to Kaua’i, as they recognized a need for a more permanent local resource for low-cost and community-based services on the island. He now lives on Kaua’i, with his partner, their two kids, and a motley crew of rescue pets.
In January of 2019, they opened The Spay Pod, where they hope to provide free and low-cost spay/neuter services for the community for years to come.