Mignonne and her husband Jack are guardians to a large brood of rescued dogs and cats! Mignonne began her volunteer dedication to the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, California, in 1994 while working full time as Director of the Accounting Department for Trax Softworks. This followed 10 years as board member and volunteer at a West Valley Community Center. In 2002 she was recognized as Los Angeles County Volunteer of the Year for the Animal Care Division of Los Angeles County. A resident of Agoura Hills, Mignonne was well known by her neighbors and the community for her efforts towards saving and rescuing over 350 animals (all of which had been either injured or abandoned) by finding them foster or adoptive homes on her own. Mignonne has created relationships with various Vet clinics in and around the Malibu area who work with the shelter in providing discounts for vet services. Mignonne is the founder and past President of Malibu Pet Companions, and has been an honorary board member since moving to Knoxville, Tennessee.
They currently live in Knoxville where she began working for The Bingham Group in 2007 as their Office Manager and Bookkeeper, while continuing her rescue work. She and her husband trapped and spayed or neutered adult cats in their neighborhood and found homes for the kittens, and over the years they have kept 6 themselves. They have also adopted several dogs from the local animal shelters. Their family currently includes 2 dogs and 7 cats.