Caren "Angel" Maneker
ABC Admissions Support
Caren grew up in Portland, Oregon, in a large family of 6 sisters and 2 brothers. They always had animals growing up that included at least 1 dog at a time. Animals have had a great impact in her life.
At the age of 5, Caren’s family went to the outskirts of town to visit a family friend. This is where Caren observed the mistreatment of a dog on a front porch nearby. He was tied up to the front porch column with no water, the dog appeared very thin and his fur was matted and un-kept. Caren decided she would make it known that she was not comfortable with his treatment and Caren’s caring attitude towards animals didn’t end there.
Today, Caren and her family have six birds: 2 Cockatoos, 2 Cockatiels, 1 Jenday, and a Sun Conure along with 2 Dogs a Chow Chow mix and a Flat Coated Retriever. All of Caren’s animals are rescues and they each have their own special story. Caren is a proud wife and the mother of 3 adult children John, Jeffrey and Jasmin along with 4 grandchildren, JJ, Trysten, Kaylen and Abby.
Caren says, “Working at ABC is very exciting and comes with a variety of challenges each day. With each welcoming phone call, I have the pleasure of addressing each prospective student to an admission counselor for their corresponding individual needs. In addition, I work daily with a wonderful team of co-workers, each one with a love for animals. There is nothing better than loving what you do and doing what you love!”