Meet The Staff

Animal Control Staff

Maureen Lampl- Animal Control Supervisor

Maureen McCann

Background with animals:
Growing up I always envisioned myself being a veterinarian. Then when I realized how long you had to go to school and how expensive those students loans were to pay back I chose a different career path. I have been in the animal control field for over 15 years and I can honestly say that though challenging I have loved every minute of it. Making a difference in both the animals’ and peoples’ lives is very rewarding. Being a voice for those that have none is what drives me each day to make a difference for the better.

Favorite animal:
My favorite animal would have to be horse. I grew up riding and truly enjoy the freedom and connection you can have with such a magnificent animal with so much power and intelligence.

Pets you own:
I own two dogs an Alaskan malamute named “Bailey” who when she is good is my pride and joy and when she is not so good is questionable. My other dog is a long hair toy Chihuahua named “Cheeto”. He is a true Casanova to everyone; he knows how to work the room when I take him out to community presentations.

Favorite part of your job:I would have to say the most favorite part of my job is working with the staff. Our group is so much fun to work with. We are all very dedicated and passionate in each of our jobs. I am truly blessed to have such a great group of people.Hobbies:I enjoy being outdoors whether it is camping, hiking, riding a bike, going for walks I am there. I also like just hanging out with my daughters at home watching movies and having a good time.

Gerald Skibby- Animal Control Officer

Gerald Skibby

Background with animals:
Growing up my family had 3 Rottweiler’s and a Collie.  I have always loved dogs and from a young age had a knack for training them.  I began working with animals in August of 2001 when I was hired by the Sacramento SPCA.  There, I received a ton of hands on training which helped my transition to Animal Control.  I worked for the SPCA until March of 2008 at which point I was hired by Elk Grove.  I have attended numerous trainings and academies related to Animal Control which have helped my progression in this field.

Favorite animal:
My favorite animal would have to be a dog, however, the right cat can be amazing as well.  Dogs can tell you so much if you just pay attention to them.  Their body language depicts their mood and if you have the time for them it’s extremely easy to accommodate their needs.  They’re goofy, loyal, attentive, and just want to be part of your pack.

Pets you own:
Currently I own 2 dogs and 1 cat.  Walter, our Shih Tzu, is a little over 1 year old.  He is full of zest and loves to cuddle.  Sometimes I have to make sure he is still breathing because he goes limp if you hold him and he won’t move.  Ozzy, our Pomeranian, is 5 years old.  He changed my view on small dogs as I have always been a big dog kind of guy.  He’s amazing with my kids and is very smart.  Most of the time he is my wife’s dog – he follows her everywhere.  If she is home I don’t exist, unless of course its dinner time, in which case I’m the most amazing person for about 2 minutes. My cat Jack, is a Maine Coon mix, and is almost 9 years old.  He is the best cat I have ever owned.  I’m not sure he knows he is a cat.  I call him my parrot because he likes to jump to my shoulders and hang out up there as I do chores around the house.  He lets you do all the things most cats will not tolerate like rubbing his belly – he loves it.

Favorite part of your job:
EDUCATION.  Over the years the biggest issue I come across is people are not aware of the resources available to them.  There are tons of low cost vaccination and spay/neuter clinics out there to assist people in keeping their animals healthy and current on their vaccines.  Additionally there are low cost animal trainers who can help you understand your pet and find a way to communicate with them so all involved are happy.  I also come across people all too often who haven’t considered how much time and effort goes into caring and raising an animal.  It literally is like having a child.  They need guidance, structure, and discipline.  Seems simple enough but it takes a great time and effort on the owners part to end up with a well-mannered, obedient animal.  The animals that aren’t given these tend to have more behavioral problems and at times can be very aggressive.  And last but not least – know the breed you are adopting.  Do some research to help set you up for success with your animal.  

Hobbies:
I love being outdoors.  I enjoy fishing, camping, and hunting.  I also like sports and am on a co-ed softball team here in Elk Grove.  I go on bike rides with my kids and in general love being active.  

Misty Griffin- Animal Control Officer

Misty Griffin

Background with Animals:
There have always been animals in my life. I grew up around horses, chickens, geese, goats, cats, dogs and some more exotics like reptiles. I went to school to become a Registered Veterinary Technician and worked in a day clinic environment and also in emergency room medicine. As a technician, I have had the pleasure of working with a couple tigers, a leopard, a monkey and many exotics including ferrets and reptiles. I owned a business of breeding Colubrid snakes (snakes such as kings, corns, milks, rats, etc.) for about 6 years. I have experience with a variety of lizards and furry “pocket pets” as well as birds including parrots.

Favorite animal:
As I am sure it is with anyone that truly loves animals, I have a list of favorites. On top of my list are the big cats, with the black leopard (panther) being first and a snow leopard coming in close second. As for domesticated animals, cats top that list as well, although I do not have a favorite breed.  My favorite dog is the German Shepherd and my favorite horse is a Gypsy Vanner.

Pets you own:
I currently own two cats, a few red tail boas, a tarantula, two emperor scorpions and a Tegu.

Favorite part of your job:
I consider Animal Control to be more of a career than a job, and because of that there is not just one thing that I enjoy above all else. There are so many good things that you can accomplish as an Animal Services Officer. Each day brings the opportunity for a new experience and the possibility to meet wonderful new pets and their people.

Hobbies:
I have many hobbies, and enjoy pretty much anything that involves nature. I enjoy drawing, reading as well as playing an online game. I am also fascinated with muscle cars, photography. 

Jeffrey Larcom- Animal Control Officer

Jeffrey Larcom

Background with Animals:
I worked for the Sacramento County as an Animal Control Officer. I also had a Black Angus and two Ponies growing up. 

Favorite Animal:
I like the Labrador retriever breed. 

Pets you own:
Bengal named Jinx and a domestic short hair named Ruby. 

Favorite part of your job:
Finding an animal that you want to bring home. 

Hobbies:
Spending time with my family. Being outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping and exploring historical or haunted places. 

Alicia Neronde- Animal Control Officer

Alicia Neronde

Background with Animals:
I have grown up having pets, and I knew one day I wanted animals to be part of my career. In high school I did an occupational program for veterinary careers. I started out at the county shelter, then I moved to a dog groomer. Throughout high school, and after I graduated, I worked for a few veterinary hospitals.

Favorite Animal:
My favorite wild animal is an elephant. My favorite domestic animal is a dog.

Pets you own:
I have a 4 year old dog named Lily she is a Mini Aussie/ Min Pin mix. I also have a horse that I rescued, she is 8 years old and full of sass.

Favorite part of your job:
 My favorite part of my job is bringing a pet back home to its owner.

Hobbies:
Camping, fishing, riding horses, traveling, especially to the beach, or Disneyland, hiking, and 4-wheeling.

Doreen Coberly- Administrative Assistant

Doreen Coberly

Background with animals:
Animals have always been a part of my family.  Growing up we had dogs, cats, rabbits, fish and even chipmunks.  My father worked on a dairy so I was around cows, horses, goats and chickens.  Some of my best memories were playing on the farm.  I don’t think there was ever a time we were without a pet. 

Favorite animal:
I have always had a soft spot for dogs.  I feel I can relate to dogs because of their characteristics such as being loyal and loveable.  I always enjoyed watching Charlie Brown with his loyal companion Snoopy.  Who didn’t want a beagle back then?  If everyone had the ability to love unconditionally as a dog, the world would be a better place.  “Happiness is a warm puppy” – Charles M. Schulz

Pets I own:
In my current household I have 3 dogs in which all are rescues.  “Buster”, is our handsome 3 year old Chihuahua mix.  He was named after Buster Posey from the San Francisco Giants and they share the same birthday, March 27.  “Chloe”, is our beautiful 2 year old Chihuahua mix.  She is full of energy and gives Buster a run for his money.  Chloe has a heart shaped marking on her chest which makes her special in our eyes.  In March we rescued “Parker”, now an 8 month old German Shepherd/Labrador mix (we think).  He just loves to ham it up. My daughter is training him in German and he seems to follow my husband everywhere he goes and loves to get in his way. One thing about Parker is that he thinks he is a Chihuahua since being raised with Buster and Chloe.

Favorite part of my job:
After working as a Police Dispatcher for the last 24 years I find working for and with the animals refreshing. I enjoy getting out and meeting members of the community.  I help educate them on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. Also on licensing and microchipping their pets for quick return. And most of all, It is always a wonderful feeling when you can help an animal find its forever home.

Hobbies:
I enjoy spending time with my family, my husband Bruce, my daughter Chaela and my new addition to my household, my 12 year old grandson James.  We enjoy traveling, trips to Disneyland, Giants baseball and Charger football games.  We also like visiting haunted places and are currently on a quest to visit every mission in California.