Elyse White is the Secretary and Creative Director for Gabby’s Sanctuary ARK. She started volunteering in the spring of 2014 when a GSA volunteer asked her to come out and take photos of the horses. She had already been photographing cats at the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter in Cedar Hill. After the first visit to the ranch, she was hooked.
Elyse has a BA and an MA from Baylor University in Sociology, with a specialization in Gerontology. After working as a counselor in a nursing home for 5 years, she was ready for a different career. After a few changes, she ended up working as a technical writer for 20 years before retiring for health reasons.
“For me, working with animals of any kind is comforting and restorative. They need love and attention, but they return that love to their human friends.”
Elyse and her husband, Bryan, currently have three cats: Doopsie, Oscar, and Nelson.