Dave is a big guy with a big heart for animals. With a passion for cats, he and his wife Candice and daughter Addy have rescued, fostered and homed many stray and unwanted cats in their community. He has brought this same passion to his role at PVHS, and is excited to be of service to the shelter and the animals in need. Dave and Candice are proud pet parents to Mr. Pancake and Baxter.
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.
Jacquie has been volunteering in a variety of ways for the PVHS since 2009. She is a retired school teacher so she does tasks that need no be done during the work day. She has also been part of all of the fundraising activities over the years. She enjoys her trips to Morden, Carman and Altona to collect the money from the coin cans located in various businesses in those areas. She chose her dog George from the PVHS 6 years ago and has loved him ever since. Look at that smile!
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!
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!!
Tyler F. joined our board in July of 2017 as Treasurer. He has an aptitude for business, finance and accounting, but more importantly- a big soft spot for animals. His house is home to two large dogs – Sherlock (left) and her trusty sidekick Watson (PVHS alum, right.) Tyler is enthusiastic to use his expertise and passion for animal welfare to keep PVHS in a good financial position.
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.
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.