Canadian by birth, Randy left Vancouver Island at age 20 to begin a career in broadcasting. He got his start here in the Coachella Valley as a writer and producer at KESQ then KMIR in the 1980’s. That led to a long career of over 20 years around the country in TV Production and Management.
In 2009, he left broadcasting to return to the Coachella Valley and take on a new career in Health Insurance. Now 13 years later, he is considered a preeminent expert in the field of Medicare and Health Insurance.
In 2013, Randy found a local website that listed dogs that needed to be rescued from local shelters, where he was drawn to a small poodle Bichon mix named Cooper. Little Cooper became the perfect first pet for Randy and his youngest son Tristan.
Married to his beautiful wife Lisa a few years later, Randy, Lisa and Tristan now enjoy traveling with Cooper and bringing him to their office in Old Town La Quinta where he happily checks out every new client to be sure they are Cooper approved.
Noelle is the Co-Founder of The Animal Rescue Center Of California and is also on staff as the ARC’s Communications Director. She has been rescuing street dogs with her husband Kirk since 2008. What she loves most about rescue is helping street dogs transform into physically healthy and happy adoptable pets.
Noelle comes from a technical background in web design and virtual streaming, which has been instrumental in helping us tell each rescue’s story.
Advisory Board Member
Paula Terifaj DVM
Paula Terifaj DVM graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis in 1986. She claims that her veterinary career started in childhood when she brought home her first stray cat. She owned and operated a veterinary hospital in Orange County, CA for 25 years. She retired from practice and moved to the Coachella Valley in 2011. She is recognized for her focus on holistic pet care.
Paula is an animal welfare activist, public speaker, and blogger.
You can find her unleashed rants and raves at:
All proceeds go to The Animal Rescue Center Of California