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Employee Spotlight: Matt Ulrich, Relationship Manager

Employee Spotlight

Name:

Matt Ulrich

Job title:

Relationship Manager

Current pets:

Bla Bla (short-haired domestic cat).

How long have you worked at Michelson Found Animals?

6 months.

What do you do at Michelson Found Animals?

I develop new partnerships with organizations in animal welfare, as well as strengthen existing ones.

What is your average workday like?

Depends on the day. I’m usually back and forth with new clients, emailing existing ones and trying to work on the best relationships we can build.

Did you grow up with animals?

I did! A number of dogs and cats but mostly bulldog and boxer breeds.

What is your professional background?

I’m all over the place. I was in the Army for a good while. Then I worked in the electronic industry, ad sales, radio advertising, content development, photography, design, sales sales and more sales and I even owned a donut promotional company.

What attracted you to this position?

I’ve been on the fundraising side for animals, so I’ve always had an interest. But I was doing some consulting for the Michelson 20MM Foundation, learned about Dr. Michelson and his efforts and just had to work with this organization. I learned about an open position and the timing was right!

What do you wish other people knew about Michelson Found Animals?

How great it is to work here! Very passionate people that are super knowledgeable about their area of expertise. The registry team rocks too! I want everyone to know that!

What are some of your strongest beliefs about animal welfare?

Much like people, animals deserve a chance, and often, a second chance. Bla Bla is a second chance cat. He has improved the quality of my life, and I’d like to think that I’ve returned the favor.

What would you tell someone who is thinking about getting involved in animal welfare?

Bring your talent. Showcase it, but make it fit in this world. I’m very new to animal welfare and I’m still learning and practicing my own advice.

What else can you tell me about animal welfare?

This is a very rewarding field. It has redefined my purpose in life.

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