Meet The Board

Brenda Hart; Executive Director / Founder
Brenda moved to rural Fort Lupton, Colorado in 2012 where she was exposed to the wonderful world of free-roaming cats. Seeing huge colonies of feral cats in almost every block of her subdivision, she decided to do something about these suffering cats and started trap-neuter-return in her area. She feeds 5 colonies daily, has trapped over 400 cats and countless kittens, fosters and provides medical care for the cats. She was a volunteer with Forgotten Felines of Denver for several years before forming Front-Porch Felines. Brenda is a mural painter and artist, she also owns a wholesale Peruvian jewelry business. She lives with her partner and 7 cats — Joe, Sweepers, Smoochy, and more recently Barnaby, Nacho, and Yolanda  — all acquired from a few years of trapping. And a newbie,  ex-foster Flappy Cat.

Shannon Rhoda – Vice President
Shannon has always been a fierce warrior for animal rights. She originally got involved with
Front-Porch Felines while caring for her own feral colony. She contacted them to help get
her growing colony under control with trap-neuter-return. Shannon jumped right in to become
an amazing foster. She would never turn down an opportunity to help out. When Shannon isn’t completely busy with fostering, she enjoys the company of her husband and 4 beautiful kitty cats. She is also passionate about “little people” as she calls them and runs Shannon’s Daycare. If that’s not enough, Shannon and her son both serve on Fort Lupton’s city council.

Philly Winterowd – Treasurer
Philly was introduced to the world of felines after adopting a 6 month old ex-feral kitten from Front Porch Felines in 2019. Since then, Philly’s family adopted a litter of 4 more feral kittens (they couldn’t bear to separate the 3 sisters and brother) from Front Porch Felines and now share their home with 8 cats in Lakewood, CO. The cats keep her company during budget season when she works late nights for a medical device company as Global Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. She has been budgeting and planning for large companies the past 17 years. If that isn’t enough, Philly is also treasurer at Jefferson County Open School. When not staring at numbers all day, she enjoys mountain biking, paddle boarding, and skiing with her 3 kids and husband.

Lisa Goodrich: Secretary
Lisa Goodrich has always been an animal lover with an affinity for all things feline.  Her first cat found her and followed her home from school.  She is honored to be working with Front Porch Felines and the work they do to help feral kitties of all stripes.  Lisa lives in Boulder and works at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and spends her evenings spinning on a Cyr wheel at the Circus Center or playing with her 2 rescue cats.

Chandra Barker: Foster Coordinator
Chandra has been heavily involved in animal welfare for the last 8 years both as a volunteer and professionally, focusing primarily on fostering and cat socialization and behavior. She’s fostered and socialized over 300 kittens and is always happy to take on the next challenging litter or adult behavior cat. 

When she’s not volunteering she keeps busy with her two daughters, and  horses (also rescues) in Louisville, CO. She enjoys crocheting, supporting her 13 year old’s equestrian endeavors and assisting her 18 year old prepare for her college career as a pre-vet student at the University of Wyoming.