2024 Spirit of Volunteerism Honoree – Annie Pedron

Published: May 1, 2024

Honoree’s Name: Annie Pedron

Why This Volunteer is Extraordinary:

Annie Pedron participated in one of the larger Animal Care group orientations we hosted in December of 2022. We actually used her class as the “Guinea pig” for future sessions. It was a challenging time to come into Animal Care, because the season was just starting to pick-up. As Annie was learning, she offered to pick-up additional shifts that were in need. To this day, I think she is on all of our speed dial. Her generosity doesn’t stop there! Whenever we have a special event, Annie is one of the first to sign-up. She helps coordinate speaker transfers, so that we are able to reach everyone in attendance at our Pinniped and Pints events. She attends every Pinnipeds and Pints event, unless it interferes with her shift. She also assists in many different roles at special events we offer at PMMC. Beyond that, she has an infectious spirit. She is dedicated, compassionate, and empathetic. She even brings in homemade baked goods for her teammates! Anyone who meets Annie, leaves with a friend. When she is not helping out at PMMC, she is spending time with her family, training to compete in Half Ironman triathlons, or getting outdoors.



9 thoughts on “2024 Spirit of Volunteerism Honoree – Annie Pedron

  1. Annie and I started the same day at PMMC back in Dec. 2022. She and I were the only newbies on the shift and became quick friends. Annie has a heart of gold. She’s gentle, kind, intelligent, and VERY FUNNY! I always look forward to spending my Tuesday afternoons with her and my shift mates. From the beginning, I’ve felt that Annie should be honored as a stand-out volunteer for her commitment to PMMC. This is a long overdue award for her! Thank you Annie for always being there for me as a shoulder to cry on, friend to laugh with, and shift mate to clean up seal poop with! I LOVE YA ANNIE!

  2. At first, I was pleasantly surprised when Annie showed up to my shift or to some other PMMC event. It is always fun to see her and she brings great energy to our group. But then, I began to think there were multiple Annies because she was everywhere! Her level of commitment to doing things right, sharing her knowledge, and learning from everyone around her is amazing! The world is a better place because Annie is in it, and I’m lucky and privileged to have her be a part of mine.

  3. Working with Annie is such a breathe of fresh air…. Annie has standards and I know that all of us working with her never want to let her down…. Those blue buckets will sparkle! Annie is an excellent leader, always serving as an example of how to not let fear stop you from growing. Annie offers gentle leadership and again, as she leads by example and with the most kind heart… you can’t help but want to be just like her. I am so thankful to work along side Annie.

  4. I’ve had the privilege of volunteering with Annie for almost a year now and she is one of the kindest, most selfless people I’ve ever met. Our work can get pretty intense sometimes but Annie is always there with patience and positivity to guide us through each scenario. Love you Annie!!

  5. Annie!! Sending you the biggest of Congratulations, friend! You are a ray of sunshine on the PMMC team! You ensure that everyone feels supported, welcomed, and cared for- a quality that is beyond appreciated. From the moment I met you in my first week, you made me feel like I was a part of the team. I am excited that you are receiving this honor, as you are beyond deserving of it! Sending big hugs and congratulations!

  6. Congratulations Annie! So grateful to have you on our team and for all the extra shifts you pick up (specifically Thursday afternoons 🙂 )

  7. Yay Annie!! I love and admire how you’re always willing to help out and step in wherever it’s needed most. It makes me so happy and I breathe a sigh of relief whenever you come to help out on Monday shifts. And it’s always such a pleasure to work with you when I stay on Tuesdays! I wish everyone could have an Annie on their team because your work ethic and knowledge are amazing assets to have. Much love and congrats!

  8. We are all so thankful for you, Annie! Any time I’m thinking we are in need of some extra hands, it is always pleasant to turn and see you there ready and willing to do whatever is needed for our patients. You are such a bright light and I am so thankful to have you on our team!

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