ARF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Ali Rellinger - President
Ali began volunteering with ARF in 2008 cleaning kennels and helping at adoption events at Petsmart. When the Rangeline facility opened, Ali took the opportunity to get more involved with ARF and became a shift leader as well as a leader of the newly formed Behavior and Evaluations team. In 2012, Ali joined ARF's Board of Directors. She also served as Secretary from 2014- 2015 and she's been elected Vice President in 2015 and president in 2016. Ali currently teaches high school biology at the Alabama School of Math and Science and is finishing her Ph.D. in Marine Sciences at the University of South Alabama/Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Ali lives with her husband, two dogs (Parker and Violet), 5 pet turtles and a constant rotation of ARF foster dogs.
Natalie Cumbaa - Secretary
Natalie has a life-time love of all living creatures and thanks to a friend began volunteering with ARF in 2012. She started as a kennel duty volunteer and hasn’t looked back! She is currently serving as the Director of Education and Outreach and has joined the Board of Directors in 2015. Natalie’s main focus is to work with groups of all ages and backgrounds from scouts to church youth groups and high-school service groups introducing them to the world of rescue. In her day-to-day life, Natalie recently earned a Ph.D. in Marine Sciences from University of South Alabama and she now teaches biology at the Alabama School or Math and Science. She lives with her husband, two cats, Mr.Miyagi & Falkor, and her dogs Luna & Fran (a corgi mix adopted from ARF).
Stacey Yawn - Vice President