Meet The Team

Our staff works hard to support our animals, fosters, volunteers & community.
Hover over each person's image to learn more about what they do and to find their contact information! 

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Leadership Department

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Rachel Mairose

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

Founder & Executive Director

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Dr. Tanya Schulte

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

Medical Care Director

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Tashina Schumacher

Oversees Operations, Human Resources & Finance.

Director of Finance

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Carrie Openshaw

Oversees Programs and Outreach Departments as well as shelter
partner relationships

Programs Director

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Gina Larson

Manages the logistics team

Director of Operations

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Maggie Schmitz

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

Director of Marketing

Programs Department

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Teri Woolard

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

Neonatal Program

Neonatal Program Coordinator

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Carrie Openshaw

Oversees Programs and Outreach Departments as well as shelter
partner relationships

Programs Director

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Anitra Francis

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

Small Breeds Coordinator

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Summer Hedlund

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

Large Breeds Coordinator

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Jenn Sharkey

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

Fighter Fund Coordinator

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Beth Citurs

support fosters & foster coordinators with training needs, assists adopters with training questions, coordinates in-office training classes. Responds to inquiries regarding pet surrender application including returning an adopted animal.

Dog Training Coordinator/
Owner Surrender Administrator

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Jen Swanson

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

Cat Program Coordinator

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Jordan Phillips

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

Intake & Transport Coordinator

Outreach Department

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Kate Sobraske

Manages the Outreach Programs team, supports program growth and new initiatives by developing relationships with other community agencies. Establishes and managea animal visits to assisted living communities, oversees Hope volunteer team, coordinates visit logistics.

Outreach Program Manager/ 

Secondhand Hope Program Coordinator

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Eileen Hill

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

Hospice Program Coordinator

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Taylor Smith

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

International Program Coordinator

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Carrie Openshaw

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

Reservation Outreach Coordinator

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Beth Citurs

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

Community Education Coordinator

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Madelyn Pennings

Oversees Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) efforts and Feral Cat Placement as well as coordinating feral shelter build events

Feral Cat Outreach Coordinator