Rachel lives in Morden with her dog Annabelle; she was adopted 5 years ago from the Pembina Valley Humane Society. She started with the Pembina Valley Humane Society in July 2016 and has been enjoying her time here since.
She’s always had a love for animals and wanted to help make a difference in the lives of animals looking for forever homes. Adopting her dog from PVHS has been a joy. She wanted to give other people the opportunity to find a loyal and loving best friend and to give animals like her the opportunity to find a forever home they can be happy in. She finds being involved at the Pembina Valley Humane society very rewarding by getting to see the animals and people come together to create lifelong relationships. Rachel enjoys being welcomed to work in the mornings by all of our animals and firmly believes that everyone deserves someone that makes them look forward to tomorrow. Our animals can be that someone if they’re given a chance.
With a farmyard and house full of animals (including two dogs from PVHS) it was no surprise Terri joined our team. As a Member at Large Terri is able to help out where it’s needed most! Some days this has her helping with maintenance needs around the building, BBQ’ing at an adoption fair or selling 50/50 tickets at a fundraiser. Her willingness to help out with virtually anything not only speaks to her wide variety of skills, but it also makes her a true team member!
Having adopted two PVHS dogs into her family she saw the importance of our organisation and joined the Board. Now after spending a year as a Member at Large, Kathy has moved into the Chair position. Kathy is a true animal advocate, and uses her background in Science and business to help PVHS move forward in a logical and sustainable way. She is more than able to keep the rest of the team in line and keep our meetings running smoothly.
Meghan comes to our meetings with her trusty laptop ready to chronicle any decision making that happens throughout the Board meetings. With her own special needs pet at home Meghan truly understands what it means to have compassion for the animals in our care.
Tyler is our fearless leader. While most leaders are unbiased, Tyler has no shame voicing his preference for dogs over cats! With two of PVHS’s canines now calling Tyler ‘family’, he also understands firsthand the importance of every member of the PVHS care team –from volunteers, to staff, to Board. He effectively uses his business background for the good the entire organization – cats and dogs alike!
As Tyler’s right hand man and a background in finance, Brett brings a valuable perspective to the board table. He is logical, efficient and the proud owner of a furry four legged family member. Brett strives to use both his skills and his compassion for animals for the betterment of PVHS. As one of PVHS’s leaders, Brett is willing to assist his team with a variety of projects and fundraising efforts.
Laurie is the little engine that could! On several occasions she comes straight off a 12 hour nursing shift to volunteer at fundraising events. Her outgoing personality is indispensible when it comes to community connections and securing sponsors. She also does a lot of work behind the scenes when it comes to organising, decorating and developing for fundraisers. You name the task and she’s willing to help! Make sure you stop by and say “hi” to her at our stand at the Morden Farmers Market! Just be prepared to buy some raffle tickets when you do!!
Corey does an amazing job juggling career, a young family and his volunteer efforts. He makes sure the Board knows where we’re at budget-wise and keeps it simple for those members on the team who aren’t experts with numbers! Even though we only expect him to crunch numbers for us he steps up to help where he can with fundraising events. This includes bringing his musical talent our annual social and helping us sell out!
With a background in marketing, Megan is the creative brain behind the look of many PVHS events. She creates sharp promotional material and handles media interviews with ease. Megan spent over two years in our Fundraising positon and knows how to gather the team and create a stellar event! The move to Public Relations is a perfect fit for Megan, and she looks forward to working together with the new Fundraising Chair to help promote all that PVHS has to offer in the coming year. She is a true advocate for PVHS and will tell any who listens how great our animals are and how much fun our events are to attend.
After spending several years as President of PVHS, Cindy has handed responsibilities for this role over to the new President, Tyler Cameron, and the new Vice President, Brett Casper. While feeling nostalgic about her time in the role of President, she is looking forward to exploring what her new role will bring. Her hope is that she can put her years of decision making and delegating to good use, and become a consultant and the voice of experience at the board table. She looks forward to continuing to support PVHS, and will keep enjoying the seriously fun events planned by the team.
Kirby is new to the PVHS Board this year, and we’re excited to welcome her to the team! Kirby started out as a chore volunteer at PVHS, and this has given her a clear understanding of the importance of our mission – and why Fundraising is so essential to our organization! Kirby is an animal advocate who is ready to use her skills and ambition to help PVHS forge ahead into the next year.