Chelsea Rinn

Development Manager

Chelsea, a Virginia native, moved to Charleston to join the TSA as Development Coordinator in March 2021. Her longtime love of animals began when she was a child as her parents, in an effort to keep her summers constructive, enrolled her in a variety of animal-centric day camps. Later, after completing her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech, she advocated for homeless pets as the Development Assistant at the Roanoke Valley SPCA in Roanoke, VA. There, she found her calling in nonprofit development and a passion for working with animals.

She completed a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership Studies from the University of Lynchburg, while working at Zoo Knoxville in Tennessee. Her tenure at Zoo Knoxville further cultivated a love for conserving wildlife and wild places. Chelsea loves to be active and do anything outdoors. When she’s not outside, she enjoys reading, watching baseball and spending time with her family.