Amber Kostoff, Executive Director

Amber Kostoff began volunteering at MCPAWS in 2010. As a volunteer, Amber was able to fully appreciate the vital role that MCPAWS plays within the Valley County community. It was always especially satisfying for her to witness the many happy endings MCPAWS makes possible for animals in need.  Amber made the transition from volunteer to staff in 2014, and served as the Shelter Manager for the past two years. Amber has recently stepped into the role of Executive Director.


Amber is an avid outdoorsperson and supporter of wilderness and wild places. Before joining the MCPAWS team professionally, she was employed in Recreation and Wilderness Management on the Payette National Forest since 2001. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Utah State University in 2004 and her M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho in 2013. Amber lives in Lakefork, ID with her husband Patrick and their MCPAWS rescue dogs, Ramey, Warren and Tootsie.


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Kattie Kingsley, Development Director

Kattie has been at MCPAWS since August 2013. She is originally from Santa Monica, CA. She received her BA in Journalism from San Diego State University. She moved to Missoula, MT in 2010 and worked in development for the Clark Fork Coalition and the Montana Food Bank Network.  Kattie moved to McCall in 2013 with her husband Jeff to enjoy full-time living in the mountains. Kattie loves hiking with the dogs, alpine skiing, traveling, and being outdoors during the beautiful McCall summers! 


Kattie and her husband share their home with their rescue dogs Jake and Marley, and their crazy cats Skadi and Tootsie Roll. She loves living in McCall, and working at MCPAWS.


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Christa Brown, Shelter Manager

Christa graduated from Boise State University in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.  She grew up in McCall and moved back a to be closer to the mountains and the lifestyle she grew up with.  Christa started at MCPAWS in May 2014.  She has dedicated her life to social services and has finally found her place caring for animals! Christa has a Lab named Crosby.  Crosby came from Central California Lab Rescue and Christa has had him for 7 years.


Christa loves working at MCPAWS and feels very fortunate to be part of the MCPAWS team.  In her spare time she quilts and spends time outside kayaking and hiking.


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Jeff Motychak, Animal Health Coordinator

Jeff, originally from Tennessee, is a Biologist whose research and experience ranges from ecology and population genetics to animal behavior, physiology and biochemistry. He has been a University lecturer, a state wildlife biologist, and manager of an animal research lab. 


He and his wife, Kim, have been McCall residents since 2010 and are happy adopters of two MCPAWS dogs, and four other rescue pets.  Jeff joined the MCPAWS staff in January of 2013.


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Megan Nash, Front Desk Ambassador

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Krystal Darling, Front Desk Ambassador

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We'd love to see you, and so would our adoptable animals! Stop by, email or call MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter or MCPAWS Thrift Store and you'll connect with a member of our dedicated staff. 


Call (208) 634-3647 to reach a staff member.


Thrift Store Staff Directory:

Donna Bourne, Thrift Store Manager:


Call (208) 634-4434 to reach Thrift Store staff members.