BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Katie was born and raised in the Des Moines area. Growing up she always had pets of some sorts. Currently she resides in Des Moines with husband Shane and their furbaby Thelma. Katie works full-time as a Certified Medical Assistant and loves to help people and furry ones (except spiders as they are on their own). She loves to help those in need and has immensely enjoys volunteering with Hope Animal Rescue. When free time allows she enjoys her time with her 12 nieces and nephews.
While we may never know the pain or struggles of a rescue dog....the love they show us is unlike any other.
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 most recently, another foster fail kitty Gideon. 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.
Beth is a homemaker, Massage Therapist, and teacher of CPR part-time. She started volunteering in animal rescue during Massage College and continued form there.
Beth and her family started fostering for Hope in November 2018 and enjoys every minute of it seeing all the fur-babies thrive in their forever homes.
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.