Meet the Board of Directors!


Michelle Hartsfield, President

I am a local high school teacher who has had a passion for rescue for years. It was my dream to open a cat café up, and after hard work and dedication, made it happen with the help of some amazing people.

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Melissa Blake, Vice President

My passion for Cat Rescue began after seeing firsthand what a pressing issue cat homelessness is in the Leon County area. I began taking care of the neighborhood cats after their owners moved and left them behind. After successfully fostering and adopting out a few kitties on my own    I realized this was something I wanted to continue doing. I'm extremely proud of the foster program that FALC has built and hope it becomes more involved in the community education side of rescue


Sara Jones, Secretary

My name is Sara and I'm a kitten rescuer. My expertise is in fostering neonatal orphaned kittens and I'm a trained bottle feeder. It's so rewarding to help tiny kittens that can't walk, see, eat solid food develop into healthy adoptable cats! I'm also passionate about educating the public on working together to protect and create more resources for saving kittens. Outside of cat rescue I enjoy playing the violin, cuddling my 3 cats, and my career as a scientist

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Cailee Geddis, Director

I'm Cailee, and I love all animals! I just recently graduated in the Fall of 2020, with my Bachelor's in Psychology. I've been with Fat Cat Cafe since it's opening and love helping people find their new family member! FALC and everyone involved in the rescue is one giant family and I love how we all genuinely care about each other and the kitties.

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Lindsey Viramontes, Director

My name is Lindsey and I've been crazy cat lady all my life! I have been working at Fat Cat Cafe for almost 2 years and also work at Paws and Claws Veterinary Hospital. I have 5 cats that I rescued as kittens including Sirius here, my maine coon. I love animals, music, painting, and spending time with my husband and son. 

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Gail Sloane, Director

I'm Gail and have been volunteering with Fat Cat Cafe not long after they opened their doors, and was delighted to become a Board Member for FALC. In my free time I enjoy walking and hiking with friends, traveling to different locations with my certified animal therapy group, and spending quality time with my Husband and fur babies.


Becky Kring, Director

Bio coming soon!


Megan Bosley, Director

Hi I'm Megan and I go to FSU and I am majoring in Biology. I started working with Fat Cat Books then Fat Cat Cafe just a few months ago! I am loving working with the kitties and getting to care foor them and see them grow. Our cat crew is one big happy family getting to do what we love!