Meet the Team

Angela Boyles - Director, Heart of a Lion Rescue

Angela Boyles, Executive Director

Angela Boyles is our Executive Director. She founded Heart of a Lion Rescue after many nights spent sneaking out to rescue stray kittens as her husband slept. Angela is responsible for recruiting fosters and matching adopters with each animal in our care. She also manages the administrative side of the rescue. She is married to Phillip and has two children, Katie and Zach. She also has one dog, Izabel, and eight(ish) cats depending on the day. 

Shanin Trivanovic, Assistant Director


Shanin joined us in 2018 and is our "on the ground" person. In addition to being our bottle baby expert, she assesses cats and kittens at intake, helps with vaccinations and medications, runs around to vet appointments, and many of the other things that go into rescue. She is married to the very patient Vuk and they have three kids, Aleks, Ava and Adam. Shanin also has two dogs, Stella and Milo, as well as as two cats, Violet and Cordelia.


Casey Maynor, Community Programs


Casey is in charge of our community programs. She manages dry food distributions to low income neighbors and shelters, she locates barn homes for feral and hard to place cats, and she is our liason at the Chesterfield shelter. She lives with her fiance Brad and her son Mason. She has more cats and dogs than we can list and has recently acquired a new bunny. You can occasionally find casey chasing pigs, herding goats, or even giving CPR to an orphaned squirrel. 

Board Members

Angela Boyles, President

Michelle Zevola, Vice President

Emily Harris, Secretary