Abby Lake

Development Administrative Assistant

As the Development Administrative Assistant, Abby supports the Development team with day-to-day operations and donor relations services in order to reach the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s fundraising goals.

Abby holds a BA in Communications, a Secondary Teaching Credential in English, and was awarded the F. George Elliot “Student Teacher of the Year” scholarship at Sonoma State University which allowed her to pursue a graduate degree in Education.

For the first seven years of her professional life, Abby taught middle school humanities at both public and private schools and was known for her innovative curriculum, non-traditional teaching style, and exceptional school spirit. In 2016, she decided to transition out of the classroom and began working for the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County where she built a volunteer program, created and managed events, and assisted the Development team with marketing and fundraising.

Abby and her family have always been animal lovers and advocates (her dad offering hospice care to “unadoptable” dogs and her mom rescuing and rehabilitating horses), so being able to work tirelessly every day to advance a mission directly involving animal rights is like a dream come true for her.

When Abby isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and sweet rescue dog, Riley aka “Roo”. She will never turn down a slice of pie or an opportunity to play volleyball, and she holds a deep love and appreciation for Corgis after spending 14 years with her beloved Corgi companion, Cooper.