BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Jen is an Orange City, Iowa, native who now lives in Altoona, Iowa. She has three sons. She also has three furbabies, including George, a Hope foster failure. Jen coordinates all the fosters, animal intakes and adoptions as well as does most of the animal transports for our animals.
Jen has worked with various rescue organizations in Iowa and surrounding states and has many connections to meet the needs of all animals including those with special needs. Jen's dedication to the rescue of animals cannot be understated with the hundreds of hours volunteered each month transporting and coordinating foster homes for Hope as well as all the home visits and adoptions. Her organizational skills are amazing to maximize every hour of the day to these rescue animals.
Jen works for the Pleasantville Community School District.
Carol is a native of Des Moines and resides in Clive. She has twin boys and a daughter, as well as numerous fur babies including Bessie, Ember and Black Jack, all Hope foster failures. She has been rescuing animals for over 25 years, both on her own and with other rescues. She started as a foster for Hope Animal Rescue in August 2014. Since then, Carol volunteers at most events, helps with fundraisers, and fosters dogs, cats and the occasional bunny. Carol's sons also volunteer at events and help take care of the fosters. Carol oversees the cattery at the SE 14th PETSMART.
Tracy is a native of Marshalltown, Iowa, and now lives in Des Moines with her two dogs Kager and Jacob which are both Hope foster failures and her two rescue cats from ARL Tigger and Pooh and most recently, another foster fail kitty Gideon. She joined the Hope team in February 2015 as a foster about six months after losing her beloved black lab Malibu after 11 years which was also a rescue dog. Tracy was responsible for the addition of the Malibu Friendship Pet Fountain at Riley Park in her neighborhood.
Tracy was instrumental in the redesign of Hope's website which launched December 31, 2015, and will be keeping it updated. Tracy works for CDS Global, Inc. as a senior account analyst.
Sydney is from Slater, Iowa. She’s an Iowa State alum and lives in the Des Moines area while attending graduate school at Drake University. Sydney has one fur baby of her own, Lulu Marie. She continues to foster dogs and truly enjoys finding furever homes for dogs in need.
Sydney is also Hope's Fundraising/Marketing Chair.