Nickell begins as director on Jan, 2nd, 2019.
It was announced Tuesday evening at the Wellington Humane Society meeting that Chelsea Nickell will be the new director of the organization. Her first day will be Jan. 2nd, 2019. She said she found out she was accepted for the job “a couple of weeks ago when I was introduced to the board of directors. I am excited. It is a neat opportunity. The society has a really important mission.”
Chelsea currently lives in Caldwell, but commutes to Haysville where she works for Diva Dogs Spa, a job she has been at since 2013. Since September of this year, she also has worked as a photographer for Captivation Photography, where she specializes in pets and livestock.
Chelsea devoted two years of volunteer work with the Kansas Humane Society. Chelsea also has four years of volunteer work with Normandy Farm Therapeutic Riding Center, working with special needs individuals as well as training work with horses.
She is also a member of FFA and 4-H.
She is a graduate of North Harford High School in Maryland, and graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.
Humane Society Vice President Phyllis Todd affirmed her support for Chelsea, saying, “We are thrilled to find such an energetic and skilled director to lead the way for the opening of this shelter. She brings a wealth of experience and compassion to the job.”
Meanwhile, construction continues at the new humane society location on Hillside, set for completion next year.