PETS: 2 GERMAN SHEPHERDS, GOLDEN RETRIEVER, YELLOW LAB
As much as we love our dogs, its the people on the other end of the leash that play the biggest role in making us who we are. This past year, Josh has taken on the role of Executive Director, and he has done nothing but amazing things for this company. His journey started when his younger brother needed a service dog through Little Angels, ever since then, he has been fascinated by the training and use of these animals to help the disabled community. With his passion and his background in business and marketing, he managed to take on the largest role in the company, and be an amazing leader for its employees. He is pictured here with his personal German Shepherd, Nika. He also owns a Yellow Lab named Kai, another German Shepherd named Kona, and a Golden Retriever named Nellie.
Founder & Director of Training
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
Director of Training, 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.
Director of Recipient Relations
PETS: 2 GOLDEN RETRIEVERS, TEACUP MALTISE, AND A RESCUE
Director of Recipient Relations & Director of Human Relations
Darlene is the woman who does it all. She has many hats at our company. Even after all the hard work she puts in to keep the company running, she finds time to be, not just Josh’s and Ryan’s Mom, but every staff member’s second Mom. She started her Little Angels journey when her son Ryan did, 5 years ago. She was on the hunt for a service dog organization that would help Ryan, and she found Little Angels. She couldn’t be more grateful for her place within the company and enjoys touching lives, one dog at a time. She is pictured here with one of her personal dogs, Lily. She also owns a mix breed named Maddie, a Golden Retriever named Sonya, and acts as a breeding foster for one of our breeding dogs, Luna.
Site Director, San Diego
Board Treasurer & San Diego Site Director
Bio coming soon.
Bio coming soon.
bio coming soon.
Breeding Program Manager
Breeding Program Manager
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. She also 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
Board Secretary & Applications Manager
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.
Bio Coming Soon…
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 had Hope by her side, and now Echo, and to be a part of helping others receive their life changing dogs.
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.