Contact Info
Phone: (916) 434-6022
Lindsay Arfsten
Executive Director

About Lindsay Arfsten

Hello FieldHaven Family,

I hope this message finds you all well. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join such a dedicated and compassionate team here at FieldHaven. Working with both the incredible staff and the adorable cats is a inspiring environment for me, and I’m eager to contribute to our shared mission of helping these furry friends find loving homes.

Allow me to introduce myself formally. I’ve been a lifelong cat enthusiast, having shared my home with a variety of feline companions over the years. From the quirky Uncle Buck and Ricky Ricardo to the sophisticated Fitz-Gerald, each cat has brought its own unique personality and charm into my life. I have a bit of a tradition of giving my cats two names; it just seems to add an extra touch of character!

In addition to my love for cats, I bring over a decade of experience in non-profit management to my role here at FieldHaven. Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of serving diverse populations, including teenage girls, seniors, and low-income families. Now, I’m excited to apply my skills and passion to support the vital work we do for cats in need.

As I settle into my role, I look forward to collaborating with all of you to make a positive impact in areas such as fundraising, human resources, membership programs, legacy giving and planned giving. Together, I’m confident that we can achieve great things for the cats we serve and the community as a whole.

Thank you for welcoming me into the FieldHaven family. I’m honored to be here, and I can’t wait to embark on this journey alongside each and every one of you.

The less negativity you allow in your life, the happier you will be

- Paulo Cohelho, The Alchemist