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

Oversees Programs and Outreach Departments as well as shelter partner relationships

 

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

Coordinates placement for all rescue cat requests, manages cat foster homes, answers veterinary related questions for foster cats, schedules

Teri Woolard

Teri Woolard

Neonatal Program Coordinator

Coordinates placement for all neonatal rescue requests, manages shelter & partner relationships for neonates, supports fosters

Jenn Sharkey

Jenn Sharkey

Fighter Fund Coordinator

Coordinates placement for Fighter Fund requests, manages shelter & partner relationships for Fighter Fund animals, supports fosters

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

Jordan Phillips

Jordan Phillips

Intake & Transport Coordinator

Responsible for the scheduling, coordination and logistics of transport and intake

 

Outreach Department

Kate Sobraske

Kate Sobraske

Outreach Program Manager

Manages the Outreach Programs team, supports program growth and new initiatives by developing relationships with other community agencies

Kate Sobraske

Kate Sobraske

Secondhand Hope Program Coordinator

Establish and manage animal visits to assisted living communities, oversee Hope volunteer team, coordinate visit logistics

Eileen Hill

Eileen Hill

Hospice Program Coordinator

Supports Hospice Foster families through coordination of supplemental care and experiences to provide compassionate end-of-life care

Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith

International Program Coordinator

Establishes and maintains partnerships with rescues around the world and coordinating international animal transportation and documentation

Carrie Openshaw

Carrie Openshaw

Reservation Outreach Coordinator

Works with partners in tribal communities to coordinate accessible veterinary clinics and pet supply distribution

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 and Feral Cat Placement as well as coordinating feral shelter build events

Lauren Miller

Lauren Miller

Lost Animal Coordinator

Coordinates the search and retrieval for lost Secondhand Hounds animals, provides education & resources to prevent missing animals

Nick Atwood

Nick Atwood

PPT Programs Director

Manages the operation of the People & Pets Together pet food shelf, in collaboration with the other Program Director

Kate Meador

Kate Meador

PPT Programs Director

Manages the operation of the People & Pets Together pet food shelf, in collaboration with the other Program Director

Jenn Sporcich

Jenn Sporcich

Paw Scouts Program Coordinator

Develops and coordinates the Paw Scout program to foster rescue awareness and appreciation in youth

 

Operations Department

Tashina Schumacher

Tashina Schumacher

Operations & Finance Director

Oversee Operations, Human Resources & Finance

Jenny Kisner

Jenny Kisner

Office & Volunteer Manager

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

Peg Bacall

Peg Bacall

Office Administrator
Claire Hutcheson

Claire Hutcheson

Operations Analyst

Provides website support

Erica Fuller

Erica Fuller

Operations Analyst

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

Katie Chaffins

Katie Chaffins

Accounting Specialist

Manages payroll process, billing and invoices

Sally Brandt-Wangensteen

Sally Brandt-Wangensteen

Database Administrator

Enters all monetary and in-kind donations into donor management system; maintains donor records and information

 

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

Donni Torres

Donni Torres

Puppy Party Coordinator

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

Stephanie Hodel

Stephanie Hodel

Newsletter Editor

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

Larkin Scholla

Larkin Scholla

Social Media Engagement Administrator
Jade Larson

Jade Larson

Instagram Adminstrator

 

Development Department

Kiana Eystad

Kiana Eystad

Development Manager
Erin-Grace Mauren

Erin-Grace Mauren

Development Communications Coordinator

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

Claire Hutcheson

Claire Hutcheson

Recurring Donation Coordinator

Manage Secondhand Heroes program and all recurring donations

Sasha Carlson

Sasha Carlson

Transport Sponsorship Coordinator

Coordinates sponsored transports

Sally Brandt-Wangensteen

Sally Brandt-Wangensteen

Database Administrator

Enters all monetary and in-kind donations into donor management system; maintains donor records and information

 

Logistics Department

Gina Larson

Gina Larson

Logistics Manager

Manages the logistics team

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

Madelyn Pennings

Madelyn Pennings

Cat Adoption Coordinator

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

Jenn Sharkey

Jenn Sharkey

Foster Administrator

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

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

Reena Jackson

Reena Jackson

Foster Animal Vet Care Assistant

Schedules spay/neuters for dog fosters both internally and externally

Jennifer Schroeder

Jennifer Schroeder

Records and Contracts Coordinator
Heidi Berle

Heidi Berle

Microchip Coordinator

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

Tim Whalen

Tim Whalen

Vehicle Coordinator

Coordinate Vehicle Reservations and maintain usage logs, Facilitate Vehicle Maintenance, Manage Approved Drivers

 

Vet Center

Dr. Tanya Schulte

Dr. Tanya Schulte

Medical Care Director

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

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

Lindsay Gabriel, CVT

Lindsay Gabriel, CVT

Practice Manager
Gina Larson

Gina Larson

Vet Center Operations Director
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

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

Jenna Ziebarth, CVT

Jenna Ziebarth, 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

Kylea Johnson

Kylea Johnson

Veterinary Assistant

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

Tracey Rothnem

Tracey Rothnem

VETERINARY CENTER RECEPTIONIST

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

Kelsey Brown

Kelsey Brown

Vet Center Receptionist
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Board of Directors

Chris Clark, Chair
Courtney Myers, Vice Chair
Callie Swanson, Secretary
Jason Oswald, Treasurer
Angela Bickett
Lisa Byrne
Tracy Call
Kathleen Hesseltine
Nicci Johnson
Andrea Lahouze
Lisa Lehman
Renee Main
Jaime Shriver Ribcuic, DVM
Mike Strommen
Secondhand Hounds