Press and Awards

I was honored to be acknowledged for my animal shelter volunteer work at the 2016 Awareness Festival in Los Angeles. You can read about this incredible festival here:


I had the absolute pleasure and honor to be selected for the Subaru Character Story 2015, based on my volunteer work at Long Beach Animal Care Services. The commercial aired on USA Network during the earlier part of 2015, starting with being shown during the Westminster Dog Show.

See link here (where you can also see my hubby and our pooches!): 

I am honored to have received awards based on my volunteer work at Long Beach Animal Care Services, as well as have articles written about me relating to that work.
Please see links below:

Greater Long Beach, December 20, 2013, Article by Dave Wielenga, photos by Vangie Ogg. Article includes the presentation of the Proclamation from Mayor Bob Foster of Long Beach for my volunteer work at the shelter: 

Long Beach Post, article and photos by Kate Karp: 

I was nominated a 2013 Long Beach Hero, article on the event: 

I was awarded the One Too Many award from Long Beach Animal Care Services, for my work at the shelter. They credit my photos of their adoptable animals with helping to increase their adoption rates by 55%. Article on the ACS event where I was awarded here, in the Long Beach Post:

Featured artist on HeARTSpeak, an organization of collective artists donating their talents to help animals: