Leadership

Josh

Josh

Executive Director

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Site Director, NH

Responsible for directing operations at the New Hampshire ranch including overseeing all training of New Hampshire dogs.

Operations Manager

Oversees the management of the kennel, foster program, events coordination, and all handler training instructors for a smooth running of day-to-day operations at the ranch.

Training Manager, NH

Responsible for evaluating each dog and trainer’s performance, and gives instruction to move forward with specific trainings methods and tasks based on a dog’s personality and propensities.

Property Management

Oversees security, landscape and buildings of the Little Angels Ranch in New Hampshire

Handler Training Coordinator

Responsible for training handler training instructors and oversees recipient instruction. Responsible for recipient follow-up and updates through maintenance reports, emails and phone calls to previous recipients and waiting recipients. Coordinates Handler Training with recipients before their visit to one of our ranches.

East Coast Prison Coordinator

Responsible for coordinating prison programs associated with New Hampshire branch.

Webmaster

Responsible for construction of website and updates, media review and marketing.

Facebook Administrator

Works to keep facebook consistently updated with news, pictures and videos of the ongoings at Little Angels.

Josh is originally from New Hampshire and has spent the last four years in Boston, Massachusetts earning a degree in Sport Management and Marketing with a minor in Spanish. During the summer of 2016, Josh’s younger brother became a Little Angel’s Recipient. Josh was lucky enough to accompany his brother to San Diego and join him through the incredible journey of Handler Training. Once he saw how quickly a service dog was able to change his brother’s life, he knew this was a career path he wanted to follow! Josh took a foster dog home to the east coast to train for seven months, before moving to the west coast to work for Little Angels full time. He is now enjoying giving others the opportunity his brother was able to have.

Katie

Katie

Founder & Director of Training

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PETS: BULL MASTIFF, GOLDEN RETRIEVER, GERMAN SHEPHERD

Voting Board Member

Executive Director – Oversees administrative staff, training staff, and site directors, for the betterment of the organization as a whole.
~Responsible for: Human Resources, final recipient applicant review and phone consultations, all legal matters and contracts, and financials as reviewed by the board Treasurer

Site Director, CA 

Responsible for directing operations at the San Diego ranch including overseeing all training of California dogs.

Training Manager, CA

Responsible for evaluating each dog and trainer’s performance, and gives instruction to move forward with specific trainings methods and tasks based on a dog’s personality and propensities.

Property Management 

Oversees security, landscape and buildings of the Little Angels Ranch in San Diego

Katie brings business management, dog breeding, animal husbandry, veterinary, kennel management, and 20 years of service dog training experience to the board. She began her career training police dogs, but quickly switched gears when she saw how a well-trained assistance dog could change the life of someone living with a disability. Katie is a professional certified dog trainer and an American Kennel Club CGC evaluator. She reports to the Board of Directors.

Darlene

Darlene

Director of Recipient Relations

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Recipient Contact

Responsible for supporting our recipients through the difficult process of the placement waiting list

Info Email

Responds to emails submitted through our contact page on the website

Online Store

Admin and contact for merchandise store, ensures store is running smoothly

Darlene is originally from New Hampshire and was introduced to Little Angels after her son had to get a service dog from LASD. She has always loved dogs, but never quite realized what they could be capable of until she saw how one was able to help son. Being enthralled with the process, and wanting to be able to help others achieve what she had for her boy, she asked to stay involved with the company! She loves being able to help other families understand the waiting process, and give advice on how she was able to get through it with her family. She’s an amazing asset for all our recipients struggling with waiting for their dog!

Steph

Steph

Site Director, San Diego

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Board Treasurer & San Diego Site Director

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Remote Staff

Melody

Melody

Fundraising Manager

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Fundraising Coordinator

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Mary

Mary

Grants Manager

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Grants Manager

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Dana

Dana

Breeding Program Manager

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Prison Program Manager

Works directly with prison staff to accommodate the needs of dogs within their facility, and directs training and instruction of inmates, responsible for inmate trainers and gathering monthly reports on dogs’ progress

Whelping Coordinator & Adoptions

Tracks and records breeding dog’s heat cycles and locates ideal studs, coordinates breeding and insemination, whelps and raises puppies, and/or guides whelping fosters through the process, coordinates collection on excellent males before neuter, responsible for adoption of puppies and adult dogs through breeders

Behavioral Tracking

Records and tracks problem behaviors in dogs for further research in genetics and development.

Dana has been involved in the assistance dog industry for over eight years and has whelped multiple litters for service dog programs. Dana has the gift of a watchful eye when it comes to the little details that go into starting a newborn puppy on the path to good health and behavior to become a much-needed service dog. Dana has trained for Little Angels for years and is a blessing to those touched by the program.

Amie

Amie

Applications Manager

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Voting Board Member

Board Secretary

Accurately records minutes and administrates for board meetings.

Applications Administrator

Reviews recipients applications, medical provider recommendations, personal referrals, and video interviews/home inspections in order to accept or decline applications for our program

Info Emails

Responds to emails submitted through our contact page on the website

My position at Little Angels as, Admissions Administrator, is much more than just a job to me. I truly want to help all of my applicants through the LASD application process and in doing so change their lives for the good. I also know that this is a very stressful time for my applicants and their families. Not only are they having to tell a complete stranger about their disability and many matters that they may have always preferred to keep private, they also are stressed about the outcome of their acceptance into the Little Angels program. I do try to alleviate some of that stress and let them know that I am on their team in their effort to obtain a service dog.
I have been involved with Little Angels from the inception more that 20 years ago. It is a pure delight to see how far this brainchild of Katie’s to give the disabled to a opportunity lead a more stable and comfortable life, has come. I remember when the concept of “Changing Lives One Dog at a Time ” was born and seeing the actual change that our dogs are making in peoples lives is one of the most fulfilling accomplishments of my life.

Gwen

Gwen

Assistant Trainer/Groomer

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Pack Leader

Trainer, groomer, and advocate for a pack of dogs

Specialty Groomer

Taking care of our dogs that need extra attention on a grooming table

Conformation Specialist

Instructs our staff how to show our breeding dogs in the conformation ring

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Julia

Julia

Applications Assistant

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Application Assistant 

Assists with the organization of recipient applications and preparing them for review by the application administrator

Julia comes to our organization with many years of experience in the medical and customer service fields, however, what makes her an ideal employee is that she herself is the recipient of Hope, a Little Angels Service Dog. She knows firsthand what it’s like to go through the application process, fundraising, the wait time for placement, and best of all living a new, more independent life with the help of her Little Angel. Julia is extremely grateful to have Hope by her side and to be a part of helping others receive their life changing dogs.

New Hampshire Team

Spencer

Spencer

Operations Manager, NH

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Operations Manager & Training Manager

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Sav

Sav

Strategic Marketing Manager

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Strategic Marketing Manager

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Kat

Kat

Training Instructor

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Training Instructor & Medical Coordinator

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Sherlee

Sherlee

Training Instructor

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Training Instructor & Adoptions/Foster Coordinator

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Scott

Scott

Maintenance

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Kyler

Kyler

Maintenance Manager

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Ryan

Ryan

Admin

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California Team

Jen

Jen

Training Manager

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Kennel Maintenance

Responsible for caring for dogs and making sure their living environment is safe and healthy, day-to-day care of dogs, free play time, and caring for new puppies

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Julia

Julia

Training Instructor

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Sam

Sam

Training Instructor

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Dominique

Dominique

Training Instructor

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Pack Leader

Full time trainer, groomer, and advocate for her pack of dogs

Dominique is originally from New York City and studied Animal Science while concentrating in Canines at SUNY Cobleskill. Part of her curriculum required completing an internship within her studies. She was very interested in service dog training in specific, and reach out to LASD. Little Angels was happy to take her on as part of the team! Part of Dominque’s classes included dog training, so she was no stranger around a leash! Once she completed her internship LASD hired Dominique to become a pack leader and professional trainer. She’s extremely happy to be able to stay in Sunny San Diego and stay a part of the family! Outside of the company Dominique likes exploring the San Diego area and going on adventures with her new pup!

Trinity

Trinity

Kennel Maintenance

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Ryan

Ryan

Kennel Maintenance

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Kennel Maintenance

Responsible for caring for dogs and making sure their living environment is safe and healthy, day-to-day care of dogs, free play time, and caring for new puppies

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It costs over $38,000 to train and place a Service Dog.

Your contribution helps fund training and development for our Little Angels and to continue expanding our services to aid people with disabilities.