Cassandra Richardson- Founder
Cassandra is the director and founder of Remember Me Ranch, Inc. She graduated UW-Madison with a B.S. in Science Journalism in 2005. She then went onto work at the Air National Guard as a budget analyst for Truax Field in Madison, Wisconsin, and is a veteran of the Iraqi War. She also fostered dogs for the Catahoula Rescue of Illinois, and went on to foster FIV positive cats for the Dane County Friends of Ferals. She also became an adoption coordinator for DCFOF, and fair coordinator. She currently runs the ranch full time, but is still a part-time member of the Wisconsin Air National Guard. She has also worked with horses since the age of 12, and hobbies in Jumping her horse, Cash.
Marissa Saad – Foster & Adoption Manager
Marissa grew up in Milwaukee, WI. She received a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from UW-Milwaukee in 2007. While in college, Marissa rescued her first dog, Bambi; and a year later, she rescued Tyson. Both dogs are pit bull mixes and inspired Marissa to get involved in animal rescue and animal welfare advocacy.
Marissa started volunteering with the Battle Against Dogfighting (“BAD”) program. BAD is a comprehensive city-wide program that unites the community against dogfighting through education, early intervention, and community outreach. Her work with BAD led to volunteering at Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Care and Control (“MADACC”). Marissa became part of the team that established MADACC’s foster/adoption program. As a liaison between adopters, foster families, local rescues, and MADACC, she learned about dog behavior and interaction, medical issues, veterinary care, and training/behavior modification. Marissa also cared for her own foster dogs gaining hands-on experience with special needs related to behavioral and health issues.
While volunteering at MADACC, Marissa started working with Remember Me Ranch and assisted them with rescuing pit bulls. She officially joined Remember Me Ranch in September 2012. Marissa is responsible for our “satellite” foster/adoption program and fundraising events in the Milwaukee area. Marissa does an amazing job with our continued success at our Milwaukee Campus.
Bridgette Rozinski- Animal Caretaker
Bridgette is from Baraboo, WI. She is currently attending Madison College for photography. She dreams of being an animal photographer for National Geographic some day. She loves everything art related; photography, painting and drawing and of course loves all animals. We are so happy to have Bridgette as a part of our team!
Butch Parr- Barn & Maintenance Manager
Butch grew up on a horse farm, and his family boarded Lipizzaner horses for the Ringling Brothers. His farm also included dairy cows, pigs, and crops. Butch has been in the construction business for 36 years, and owns his own general contracting company, “Butch Parr Builders.” Butch does all of our general maintenance work, cares for the horses and pig, and works on our special construction projects.