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No act of kindness,
No matter how small,
is ever wasted.
Sharon Jenkins, President.
Sharon brings a combination of a business career with a history of canine rescue from all over the United States. A graduate of UT business school, she pursued a marketing career in “Corporate America” being the executive in charge of marketing/strategy for prominent Fortune 500 companies. Sharon was relocated 20 times, living in 8 different states and 1 foreign country. She likes to say she adopted a rescue dog in every state where she lived, specifically, 9 rescues from 5 states. Sharon and hubby Jack are now settled residents of Horseshoe Bay for 10 years where they live with their canine family: Reba, Hayden and Patsy, an HLSPCA alumna!
Jeannette Murphy, Fundraising.
Jeannette has been a past president of HLSPCA and is still very much involved with all facets of decision-making of our shelter. Her primary focus now is the raising of money to run our operations by heading up a variety of annual fundraising events. She teams up with Michaela Black to take on our biggest projects. Do not underestimate fundraisers like these ladies. Word around these parts is that the team of Murphy and Black could run a couple of Fortune 500 companies from their kitchens. A great lady to know.
Rick Norwood, Board Member.
Rick and wife Martha are avid supporters and active in many fundraising activities for the shelter. Rick volunteers his time on the 'back-end' development of software tools that enhance our information -gathering statistics on our dogs and volunteers. Rick also finds time to be involved with other non-profit groups, such as the Nature Conservancy, and donates his time in similar capacities.
Caressa Gray, Interim Kennel Director.
Caressa is one busy lady. For years she and her husband owned and operated a construction business, she is active in the Central Texas canine and equine communities and she keeps all of HLSPCA's financial records up-to-date. She recently came off the board to assume the helm of our day-to-day operations by managing the staff, rescue intake and adoptions. It's easy to see why Caressa sets a high standard for quality and perfection: she is passionate and dedicated to our mission of saving abandoned dogs in our community and finding them their special forever home.
Martha Norwood, Secretary.
Martha Norwood has the 4-1-1 about our shelter, of her community and of her beloved city of Marble Falls. She keeps us on the right side of things, she keeps the law and due process at board meetings, and she dutifully documents the goings on of the shelter. Martha writes weekly articles about the HLPSCA mission and its dogs for local Marble Falls newspapers. Martha and hubby Rick are present at all HLSPCA activities and are visibly active in many non-profit organizations in our community.
Maggie Jedlicka, Board Member.
Maggie is our grant writer and webmaster for HLSPCA, and recently appointed Treasurer. But she feels like she's at her best when she is working with a dog. "I love to see when you make a connection when working with a dog - to communicate. It's a magical moment of understanding and partnership between a human and a canine. So rewarding!" Maggie takes a regular shift working with the dogs at the shelter, and heads up a monthly adoption event at Tomlinson's Pet Supply of Lakeway.
Michaela Black, Fundraising.
A passionate volunteer at HLSPCA and previous board member, Michaela teams up with her buddy Jeannette Murphy to oversee some of our biggest fundraisers, such as the Putts4Pups golf tournament in the fall and Bark@TheArt in the spring. This dynamic duo has spearheaded, by brute force and shear will the year in, year out successful delivery of our fundraising programs. Told ya to watch out for 'em: with their eye on the bottom line, they know our mission, they are on a mission, and they deliver the mission - much to our unending love and gratitude.
Bill Lundberg, Volunteer.
Bill and his wife Anne have been the backbone of HLSPCA since it's very beginnings, performing a multitude of tasks. Both walk dogs regularly during shifts at the shelter. Bill coordinates and oversees the training of new volunteers, emphasizing the benefits to the dogs of the consistent handling across all personnel. The Lundbergs are active participants in all fundraising events and can be seen out at the ranch on about any given day. Bill and Joe Hunzeker work tirelessly together to keep the property, buildings and grounds, in good working order for the safety of all, whether human or canine. If you walk a dog on our trails, you are so very thankful for Bill Lundberg!
Debbie Bindseil, Board Member.
Debbie finds time to volunteer on our board while she holds the position of Justice of the Peace, for Burnet County, District #4. She listens thoughtfully to the 'goings on' at HLSPCA before rendering any 'opinions'. She's engaging and interesting and truly cares about our shelter activities and how it participates in our Central Texas communities. We think she is a dynamite JP. Thank you to Debbie Bindseil for being a part of HLSPCA.
Mark Ocker, past Board Member.
Mark has been with HLSPCA since it's beginning. Now a past board member, ne and his wife Cindy are consistent participants in Petsmart adoption events. He was the "head honcho" of the execution of the kennel building project, no simple task indeed. He volunteered his time to select and coordinate subcontractors, negotiated fees and contracts, and oversaw budgets and timeline schedules. All to deliver our beloved kennel on time and on budget. We haven't begun to thank him enough for all his efforts and no words could convey our gratitude.
Suzanne Owens Pierce, Visionary.
Suzanne has been involved with HLSPCA since 2003. Back in the day, HLSPCA began as a foster group, but Suzanne saw the need and made it her quest to create a shelter for the dogs we rescue. She located our current site after years of painstaking research and steadfastly pursued the dream of the kennel facility which opened in June of 2015. Suzanne leads with a quiet demeanor and a gentle touch. She is one of those rare people that if you just follow their voice, they will lead you to places you never thought were possible.
Jeanne Gillen, Board Member.
Jeanne, a savvy business woman and developer, brings a fresh perspective focusing on presenting a renewed image of our organization and mission to the Central Texas business community. She is as passionate about rescuing abandoned dogs as she is focused on promoting HLSPCA. Jeanne has enlivened our fundraising efforts by introducing business sponsorship into these events. She and husband Joe are avid golfers and a fun couple to celebrate our HLSPCA achievements, all for the benefit of homeless dogs. The Gillens have been a wonderful and welcomed addition to our HLSPCA family!
Randy Whitehead, past President, HLSPCA.
Randy finished up his tenure at HLSPCA with some mighty accomplishments seeing the completion of our fabulous kennel, overseeing the daily operations and participating in just about every fundraising events we host. Now he will continue his support of our mission by promoting our rescues in the Pet Of The Week article in the Marble Falls local newspapers and still being very active in fundraising and volunteer recruitment. Randy is the chair for our "funraiser" Woofstock. And did you know this? He's a pretty dog-gone good golfer as well!
Patty Bates, past Board Member.
Patty has been with HLSPCA from it's beginning and is active in many apsects of fundraising and volunteer activities, now assuming co-chair with Pat Moore for the Hill Country Holiday Mah Jongg Tournament in Marble Falls. Patty and husband John selflessly undertake the role as foster parents when conditions of medical necessity warrant that a special dog requires a special home to stay in until their forever family is found. Many times this can take a long time, but with love and patience the Bates always prevail. She and John particpate in regular shelter duties taking care of not only our pups but property improvements as well.
Marty Schifferling, Volunteer.
A previous board member, Marty and her husband Chuck operate a for-profit dog training and kennel facility in Marble Falls, Barkingham Palace. Marty and Chuck are present at many HLSPCA events and support our mission by tirelessly volunteering their time in assisting some of our canine residents in need of that 'special' kind of added training. They also make themselves readily available for assistance in training our volunteers and staff. They are a consistent presence in our community and demonstrate how successful synergies can be developed between the non-profit and the for-profit worlds.
Sue Childers, Volunteer.
Sue has been an active volunteer at HLSPCA for many years. She was one of the crew who founded the Putts4Pupps golf tournament back in 2010. In spite of splitting her life between two locations in the US, Sue still finds time to take a turn volunteering at the shelter, works with Vicki at the Petsmart adoptions and is very active on the fundraising committee meetings.
Vicki Whitehead, Volunteer.
"DOG GONE IT!" is a sentence that you will never hear from this lady. In fact, if it were up to Vicki, no dog would be gone; she would intake them ALL into HLSPCA. And Vicki has done it all at HLSPCA, she will go out into the Central Texas Kill Shelters, from downtown Austin to LLano County, and everywhere in between and rescue our new residents to take back to the shelter. Vicki heads up our Petsmart adoption events at the Hill Country Galleria, does a regular shift at the ranch and STILL finds time for other charities in our community.
Joe Hunzeker, Resident Caretaker.
Joe also has had many roles at HLSPCA over the years. Previously our Kennel Manager, he now lives on the property with his popular and gregarious pup, Brodie. You can see them walking together around the grounds of the ranch daily. He volunteers his time to "hold down the fort" and pursues property maintenance and improvements with his "volunteer in crime", Bill Lundberg. He is the last one to check on the dogs at night, and first one to greet them in the morning. He keeps the gate and protects us from unruly wildlife (occasional snake). Joe watches over us all and keeps us safe. It's comforting to know he's there.
Chuck Schifferling, Owner, Barkingham Palace.
A mainstay of support for HLSPCA over the years, Chuck is ready to help us in training and obedience whenever we raise the call, for special pups who need guidance from a pro. In truth, the reality is that Chuck ends up training us as much as the dog! He knows a dog's mind and can immediately pinpoint behavioral triggers, from the "high drive" dog to the scared with no confidence pup. He brings recommendations and guidance to handle the gamut of all types. With his vast experience, he runs continuous group training at Barkingham Palace - and the classes are ALWAYS FULL. Our gratitude abounds. A wonderful resource for our canine community!
"One person can make a difference, and everyone should try." ~ John F. Kennedy
Terresa Jeffries Sanchez
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