BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Toni has been living in the Des Moines area for more than 30 years, with 21 of those years being in the Van Meter community. She has four children and one grandson that she adores. She worked in banking for 12 1/2 years previous to her current position at Van Meter Community School as a secondary Special Education Associate Teacher.
Toni has volunteered for rescues for many years and has adopted many cats and dogs through that volunteerism. Her passion for dogs and cats led her to begin volunteering with Hope at events and with the cattery in October of 2018. She began fostering dogs in November 2018 and continues to foster. Toni volunteers at numerous Hope events and has assisted in transports from Oklahoma.
Julie has spent most of her life in West Des Moines after roaming around the country with her family as a child. She shares her life with her granddaughter Olivia, and four rescue dogs Mr Peabody, Quinn, Fiona, and Cooper (pictured).
Julie is looking forward to her upcoming retirement and continuing fostering senior dogs for Hope along with with her other board responsibilities.
Tracy is a native of Marshalltown, Iowa, and now lives in Des Moines with her two dogs Kager and Jacob which are both Hope foster failures and her two rescue cats from ARL Tigger and Pooh and Hope foster fail kitty Gideon who is the "cat tester" for Hope. She joined the Hope team in February 2015 as a foster about six months after losing her beloved black lab Malibu after 11 years which was also a rescue dog. Tracy was responsible for the addition of the Malibu Friendship Pet Fountain at Riley Park in her neighborhood.
Tracy works for CDS Global, Inc. as a senior account analyst.
Cheri Keuck, At Large Member/Social Media Director
Cheri is a native of Des Moines. She resides in Urbandale with her husband and four dogs (pictured with her is her Hope foster fail). They have three adult children. A growing passion for helping animals she began volunteering in multiple capacities several years ago and joined the Hope volunteer family in May 2018.
Cheri looks forward to continuing help Hope in multiple areas especially with a focus in areas of social media, marketing, and fostering. You can't change a rescued animal's past, but you can help rewrite their future.
Jess lives in Urbandale with her husband, teenage daughter and 4 furbabies - Cole, Nala, Zara and Milo. Shes been in the banking industry for nearly 20 years with the majority of that time focused on compliance and risk management. Jess began her involvement with Hope through adopting, then performing home visits and assisting at adoption events. She is now eager to serve through board responsibilities to further the Hope mission.