Mattea joined the NAH team in 2018 as a member of our boarding staff. Mattea loved caring for our boarders– she has been surrounded by animals almost her entire life, from volunteering at shelters to owning and caring for many different pets of her own. In the spring of 2020, her dedication and skill led her to a position on our technician team! Mattea’s love for animals inspired her to study Animal Science at URI and, and she plans to continue study while here at NAH! When she is not working, Mattea enjoys traveling, painting, and spending time with her friends and family. She lives in Newport with her cats, Rory and Tash, and two guinea pigs, Hodor and Benji.