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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Tashina Schumacher

Oversees Operations, Human Resources & Finance.

Director of Operations & Finance

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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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Carrie Openshaw

Oversees Programs and Outreach Departments as well as shelter
partner relationships

Programs Director

programs department

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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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Jen Swanson

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

Cat Program Coordinator

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Teri Woolard

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

Neonatal Program

Animal Welfare Program Manager/
Neonatal Program 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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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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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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Kate Meador

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

PPT Programs Director

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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

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Jenn Sporcich

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

Paw Scouts 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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Lauren Miller

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

Lost Animal 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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Nick Atwood

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

PPT Programs Director

operations department

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Tashina Schumacher

Oversees Operations, Human Resources & Finance.

Director of Operations & Finance

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Erica Fuller

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

Operations Analyst

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Jenny Kisner

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

Office & Volunteer Manager

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Katie Chaffins

Manages payroll process, billing
and invoices

Accounting Specialist

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Claire Hutcheson

Provides website support

Operations Analyst

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

Database Administrator

marketing department

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Rachel Mairose

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

Director of Marketing

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Donni Torres

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

Puppy Party Coordinator

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Krista Dreves

Coordinates events and logistics, manages event requests

Event Assistant Manager

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Jade Larson

Creates and distributes content, manages engagement on Instagram.

Instagram Administrator

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Celeste Burau

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

Merchandise Coordinator

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Brittany Arneson

Manages videos across social media and other content requests

Digital Media Specialist

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Stephanie Hodel

Manages Newsletter design, production, scheduling & distribution. Provides graphic design
and website support

Newsletter Editor/Multimedia Designer

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Larkin Scholla

Social Media Engagement Admin

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Kiana Eystad

Gathers social media content

Content Curator

development department

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Kiana Eystad

Manages development team requests

Development Manager

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

Database Administrator

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Erin-Grace Mauren

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

Development Communications Coordinator 

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Sasha Carlson

Coordinates sponsored transports

Transport Sponsorship Coordinator