Our Team

Our staff works hard to support our animals, fosters, volunteers and community.  Hover over each person to learn more about what they do and find their contact information! (If you are having trouble viewing our team, please try using Chrome, Firefox or Edge!)

 

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Leadership Department

Rachel Mairose

Rachel Mairose

Founder & Executive Director

Manages Media/PR Inquiries, oversees Programs, Development & Marketing Depts., manages donor relations, grant submissions & corporate giving

Tashina Schumacher

Tashina Schumacher

Director of Operations & Finance

Oversees Operations, Human Resources & Finance

Dr. Tanya Schulte

Dr. Tanya Schulte

Medical Care Director

Performs Veterinary Medicine, ensures proper standards of care for all animals

Carrie Openshaw

Carrie Openshaw

Programs Director

Manages outreach programs including Hope, TNR, Paw Scouts, Veterinary Outreach and Youth Outreach

Lark Lewis

Lark Lewis

Veterinary Center Operations Director

Oversees day-to-day vet center operations, ensures OSHA and HIPAA compliance, carries out employee management and customer service

 

Programs Department

Anitra Francis

Anitra Francis

Small Breeds Coordinator

Coordinates placement for all small breed rescue requests, manages shelter & partner relationships for small breeds, supports foster homes

Summer Hedlund

Summer Hedlund

Large Breeds Coordinator

Coordinates placement for all large breed rescue requests, manages shelter & partner relationships for large breed dogs, supports fosters

Jen Swanson

Jen Swanson

Cat Program Coordinator

Manages cat foster homes, answers veterinary related questions for foster cats, schedules routine vetting for cats, emergency cat contact

Teri Woolard

Teri Woolard

Animal Welfare Program Manager / Neonatal Program Coordinator

Manages welfare programs including Neonatal, Hospice, and International ; oversees the Neonatal Program

Jenn Sharkey

Jenn Sharkey

Fighter Fund Coordinator
Beth Citurs

Beth Citurs

Dog Training Coordinator

support fosters & foster coordinators with training needs, assists adopters with training questions, coordinates in-office training classes

Beth Citurs

Beth Citurs

Owner Surrender Administrator

Contact regarding pet surrender program and returning an adopted animal, responds to inquiries regarding pet surrender application

Mackenzie Rue

Mackenzie Rue

Intake & Transport Coordinator

Responsible for the scheduling, coordination and logistics of transport and intake, manages all SHH vehicles

 

Outreach Department

Carrie Openshaw

Carrie Openshaw

Outreach Program Manager

Manages outreach programs including Hope, TNR, Paw Scouts, Veterinary Outreach and Youth Outreach

Kate Sobraske

Kate Sobraske

Secondhand Hope Program Coordinator

Responds to all Hope Program inquiries, manages assisted living visit schedule, manages Hope Program volunteers

Eileen Hill

Eileen Hill

Hospice Program Coordinator

Oversees Hospice Program inquiries, coordinates hospice playdates and hospice program wishlist

Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith

International Program Coordinator

Oversees the transport and documentation for animals in the International Program

Melissa Love

Melissa Love

Reservation Outreach Coordinator

Oversees all outreach efforts with veterinary partners

Beth Citurs

Beth Citurs

Community Education Coordinator

Coordinates presentations for youth programs, community groups or workplaces, assists groups and individuals with structured projects

Madelyn Pennings

Madelyn Pennings

Feral Cat Outreach Coordinator

Oversees Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) efforts

Jessica Standard

Jessica Standard

Lost Animal Coordinator

Coordinates the search and rescue for lost foster animals, assists adopters upon request

Nick Atwood

Nick Atwood

PPT Programs Director
Kate Meador

Kate Meador

PPT Programs Director
Summer Hedlund

Summer Hedlund

Paw Scouts Program Coordinator

Oversees the Paw Scouts Program

 

Operations Department

Tashina Schumacher

Tashina Schumacher

Operations & Finance Director

Oversee Operations, Human Resources & Finance

Claire Hutchenson

Claire Hutchenson

Technology Manager

Provides technology and system support, manages website issues/feedback

Jenny Kisner

Jenny Kisner

Office & Volunteer Manager

Oversees daily office processes, supplies & organization; manages office volunteers & let out volunteers, coordinates donations & supplies

Erica Fuller

Erica Fuller

Operations Analyst

provides website support, manages home visit lists, manages email communication preferences

Peg Bacall

Peg Bacall

Office Administrator

 

Marketing Department

Rachel Mairose

Rachel Mairose

Director of Marketing

Oversees Marketing Department, manages SHH social media, manages media/PR inquiries and marketing requests

Celeste Burau

Celeste Burau

Merchandise Coordinator

Manages all merchandise questions and requests, oversees Secondhand Hounds Online Store

Devin Sundquist

Devin Sundquist

Social Media Manager

Manages social media content and Marketing team

Brittany Arneson

Brittany Arneson

Digital Media Specialist

Manages videos across social media and other content requests

Kiana Eystad

Kiana Eystad

Content Curator

Gathers social media content

Stephanie Hodel

Stephanie Hodel

Newsletter Editor

Manages Newsletter production, schedule and distribution, and provides graphic design and web-design support

 

Development Department

Donni Torres

Donni Torres

Puppy Party Coordinator

Manages all puppy party requests, coordinates volunteers and transportation for parties

Krista Dreves

Krista Dreves

Event Assistant Manager

Work alongside marketing and development teams for event planning and execution, coordinates all event details, fields event inquiries

Ann Brusseau

Ann Brusseau

Development Communications Coordinator

Generates receipts, sponsorship certificates and thank you messages for all monetary donations to SHH through a variety of sources

Sally Brandt-Wangensteen

Sally Brandt-Wangensteen

Development Administrator

Enters all monetary and in-kind donations into donor management system

Tashina Schumacher

Tashina Schumacher

Donor Relations

Provides support for donors and supporters across the organization

 

Logistics Department

Emily Hawk

Emily Hawk

Dog Adoption Coordinator

Manages dog adoption applications & home visits, completes the dog adoption process from start to finish, responds to dog adoption inquiries

Jenn Sharkey

Jenn Sharkey

Cat Adoption Coordinator

Manages cat adoption applications & home visits, responds to cat adoption inquiries, completes the cat adoption process from start to finish

Lynnea Prusansky

Lynnea Prusansky

Volunteer Administrator

Manages volunteer applications & weekly communication, responds to volunteer inquiries

Alexa Rutherford

Alexa Rutherford

Foster Animal Veterinary Care Case Manager

Assist fosters with medical needs at the Secondhand Hounds Veterinary Center

Jenn Sharkey

Jenn Sharkey

Foster Administrator

Manages new foster applications and home visits, executes and completes foster contracts

Heidi Berle

Heidi Berle

Microchip Coordinator

Coordinates the transfer of microchips and all chip related questions, transfers dog records post adoption

Taylor Olsen

Taylor Olsen

Foster Vet Care Case Assistant

Schedules spay/neuter for fosters both internally and externally, preventative management

Jennifer Schroeder

Jennifer Schroeder

Records and Contracts Coordinator

 

Vet Center

Dr. Tanya Schulte

Dr. Tanya Schulte

Medical Care Director

Performs Veterinary Medicine, ensures proper standards of care for all animals

Lark Lewis

Lark Lewis

Veterinary Center Operations Director

Oversees day-to-day vet center operations, ensures OSHA and HIPAA compliance, carries out employee management and customer service

Dr. Erin Kuhn

Dr. Erin Kuhn

Veterinarian

Performs veterinary medicine

Dr. Jamie Dean

Dr. Jamie Dean

Veterinarian

Performs veterinary medicine

Dr. Erika Mueller Williams

Dr. Erika Mueller Williams

Veterinarian

Performs veterinary medicine

Maggie Libman, CVT

Maggie Libman, CVT

Lead Veterinary Technician

Assists with exams/procedures, performs clinical lab procedures, administers vaccines, trains new vet techs/assistants, manages inventory

Abbey Dockendorf, CVT

Abbey Dockendorf, CVT

Senior Veterinary Technician

Assists lead vet tech with training, assists with exams/procedures, performs clinical lab procedures and vaccines, manages controlled drug l

Lindsay Gabriel, CVT

Lindsay Gabriel, CVT

Veterinary Technician

Assists with medical procedures/exams, monitor vital signs during procedures, performs clinical laboratory procedures & administers vaccines

Jo Anne Sebanc, CVT

Jo Anne Sebanc, CVT

Veterinary Technician

Assists with medical procedures/exams, monitors vital signs during procedures, performs clinical lab procedures and administers vaccines

Sarah Kurtz, CVT

Sarah Kurtz, CVT

Veterinary Technician

Assists with medical procedures/exams, monitors vital signs during procedures, performs clinical lab procedures and administers vaccines

Melissa Kepler, CVT

Melissa Kepler, CVT

Veterinary Technician

Assists with medical procedures/exams, monitors vital signs during procedures, performs clinical lab procedures and administers vaccines

Jen Swanson

Jen Swanson

Veterinary Technician

Assists with medical procedures, monitors vital signs during procedures, performs clinical laboratory procedures & administers vaccines

Gaby Reinhart

Gaby Reinhart

Veterinary Assistant

Sets up & prepares animals for hospitalization/discharge, monitors post-surgery care, acts as lead for emergency vetting/after hours calls

Blair Posusta

Blair Posusta

Veterinary Assistant

Prepares animals for hospitalization/discharge, monitor post-surgery care, clean, sterilize, & prep vet center surgical equipment

Ashley Puffer

Ashley Puffer

Veterinary Assistant

Prepares animals for hospitalization/discharge, monitor post-surgery care, clean, sterilize, & prep vet center surgical equipment

Kylea Johnson

Kylea Johnson

Veterinary Assistant

Prepares animals for hospitalization/discharge, monitor post-surgery care, clean, sterilize, & prep vet center surgical equipment

Kira Pulchinski

Kira Pulchinski

Veterinary Center Receptionist

Provides customer service to Veterinary Center clients, triage canine injury/illness needs, schedules appointments and procedures

Sarah Salisbury

Sarah Salisbury

Veterinary Center Receptionist

Provide customer service to Veterinary Center clients, triage canine injury/illness needs, schedule appointments and procedures

Taylor Olsen

Taylor Olsen

Veterinary Center Receptionist

Provides customer service to Veterinary Center clients, triage canine injury/illness needs, schedules appointments and procedures

 

 

Board of Directors

Chris Clark, Chair
Kathleen Hesseltine, Vice Chair
Jason Oswald, Treasurer
Courtney Myers, Secretary
Tracy Call
Nicci Johnson
Andrea Lahouze
Mike Strommen
Cally Swanson
Tanya Schulte, DVM
Secondhand Hounds