Lena grew up in Maryland and moved to Virginia in 2001. She has always had a love of horses and companion animals. She lives on a small farm with her husband, Rich, three dogs, four horses, a donkey and seven cats. Lena joined Community Critter Care in mid-2018 and is currently pursuing her studies to become a licensed veterinary technician. Before deciding to return to school to become a veterinary technician, she spent many years as a legal secretary in D.C.