Episode 33 – Angie Embree

Episode 33 – Angie Embree

We talk with Angie Embree, the Chief Information Officer with Best Friends Animal Society. Angie is responsible for aligning the strategic plan for information technology with the strategic plan of the organization and in support of their Save Them All call-to-action. This involves working with all of the Best Friends staff members to help them understand how to use technology and to educate them on where technology can improve processes that contribute to saving more lives. Before starting with Best Friends, Angie spent 25 years in technology leadership, 12 of which were in higher education at Drake University, and 13 […]
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Episode 32 – Michael Schneider, Pilots to the Rescue

Episode 32 – Michael Schneider, Pilots to the Rescue

In 2014, friends Michael Schneider & Brian Orter embarked on their first rescue mission. A litter of abandoned “ditch” puppies, a Chihuahua and some mutts from North Carolina were slated to be euthanized. Springing into action, Michael and Brian rose to the occasion and volunteered their piloting skills for the last leg delivering 10 dogs so they could be adopted by loving homes.  Less than a year later, with the powerful life curriculum taught at Landmark, Michael’s dream of combining his love of aviation and rescuing animals turned into a reality. In less than 48 hours, Michael enrolled those closest […]
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Episode 31 – Jeanine Foucher, Pet Net Washington

Episode 31 – Jeanine Foucher, Pet Net Washington

Jeanine Foucher is the Executive Director of Pet Net Washington, a family foundation in Seattle. In her role as ED, she provides leadership, vision and strategic direction to fulfill the foundation’s mission of ending the euthanasia of adoptable animals and reducing animal overpopulation in Washington State. For the past twenty years, Jeanine has been involved in philanthropy as a fundraiser, project manager, event producer, and most recently, a grant maker, she is committed to achieving philanthropic and programmatic goals. Jeanine has been committed to seeing all animals treated with compassion and promoting pet adoption as a wonderful way to add to your […]
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Episode 30 – Dena Mangiamele, Animal Shelter and Forensic Veterinarian

Episode 30 – Dena Mangiamele, Animal Shelter and Forensic Veterinarian

Dr. Dena Mangiamele, is an animal shelter and forensic veterinarian in addition to being a Best Selling Author on Amazon. She received her degree in veterinary medicine from the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, earned her Master’s in Preventive Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis and she was selected as a Preventive Medicine Resident with the California Department of Health Services and a Master’s Degree in Forensic Science which she received from National University. She became the Chief Veterinarian for the City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Regulation, and was awarded Shelter Veterinarian of the Year […]
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Episode 29 – Leslie Poole, Pet FBI

Episode 29 – Leslie Poole, Pet FBI

On this episode, we talk with Leslie Poole, the Executive Director for Pet FBI, a non-profit organization that reunites lost pets with their owners. Pet FBI was one of the first web-based lost and found pet databases. Originally serving its home state of Ohio, Pet FBI currently serves the entire United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Leslie joined Pet FBI in May of 2017 when Maresa Fanelli, Pet FBI’s founder and executive director retired. Prior to joining Pet FBI, Leslie worked for several nonprofits providing leadership in operations, fund development, communications, and marketing. Being executive director of Pet […]
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Episode 28 – Peter Wallerstein, Marine Animal Rescue

Episode 28 – Peter Wallerstein, Marine Animal Rescue

Peter Wallerstein first coordinated international whale protection campaigns in the icy and treacherous waters of the Bering Sea and North Atlantic Ocean. Since that time, he has facilitated over 6,500 rescues of marine animals, including a host of endangered species from Leatherback Turtles to Guadalupe fur seals. Peter has had persistent creativity in devising hands-on safe and effective techniques to rescue these animals, and his quick on-site response time in emergency situations overcame the objections of county and city officials.  In 1985, Peter founded the Whale Rescue Team to establish a local skilled response capability for whales in Southern California. […]
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Episode 27 – Part 2, Stephen Wells, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Episode 27 – Part 2, Stephen Wells, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Stephen Wells is the executive director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Stephen founded and served for six years as the director of ALDF’s successful Animal Law Program, which provides support and resources to ALDF’s law professional and law student members. The ALDF organizes law firms across the country and coordinates pro bono opportunities for attorneys and firms to assist ALDF with its mission of protecting animals. Stephen joined the ALDF in 2000 and eventually took the leadership role of Executive Director in 2007. He has committed himself to animals and environmental protection and continues to lead the ALDF to […]
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Episode 26 – Stephen Wells, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Episode 26 – Stephen Wells, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Stephen Wells is the executive director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Stephen founded and served for six years as the director of ALDF’s successful Animal Law Program, which provides support and resources to ALDF’s law professional and law student members. The ALDF organizes law firms across the country and coordinates pro bono opportunities for attorneys and firms to assist ALDF with its mission of protecting animals. Stephen joined the ALDF in 2000 and eventually took the leadership role of Executive Director in 2007. He has committed himself to animals and environmental protection and continues to lead the ALDF to […]
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Episode 25 – Dr. Lynne Swanson, Safe Harbor Farm K9 Rescue & Rehabilitation Center

Episode 25 – Dr. Lynne Swanson, Safe Harbor Farm K9 Rescue & Rehabilitation Center

Dr. Lynne is the person responsible for the routines and policies that make Safe Harbor Farm K9 Rescue & Rehabilitation Center, in coastal North Carolina, a notably peaceful, supportive and fun place to be a dog in transition. Her background includes work as a veterinarian, veterinary technician, trainer, shelter worker and long-time rescuer, she has spent most of her fifty-plus years living and working with groups of twenty to forty dogs at a time. Dr. Lynne’s first book, “Learning DOG,” helps shelter personnel, rescuers, veterinary staff and trainers in seven countries, and she is proud to be part of an […]
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Episode 24 – Melissa Tedrowe, Wisconsin State Director, The HSUS

Episode 24 – Melissa Tedrowe, Wisconsin State Director, The HSUS

Melissa Tedrowe is the Wisconsin State Director at The Humane Society of the United States. In addition to her countless hours volunteering at local humane societies, Melissa helped launch the Four Lakes Wildlife Center in Madison, Wisconsin, and she served as the President of Wisconsin’s Alliance for Animals organization. With The HSUS, she now works on a wide variety of issues to help animals in Wisconsin. Melissa talks about what The HSUS does, how she is involved, how she started our Lakes Wildlife Center in Madison, Wisconsin and so much more! To learn more about The Humane Society of the United […]
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