VANESSA BARKER | Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, President
Vanessa has been raising guide dogs since 2018 and has helped raise three dogs, one that is a scent detection dog for MSA, and another that is a working PTSD dog for America's Vet Dogs. Vanessa was also a volunteer leader for Terps Raising Pups at University of Maryland as an Area Coordinator. And as Head of Fundraising for Terps Raising Pups, and coordinated the sponsorship of a guide dog.
CATE LAW | Co-Founder, Senior Director of New Initiatives
Cate currently works as a Canine Care and Enrichment Coordinator at Warrior Canine Connection and seeks to build a career in the assitance dog industry.
KATIE CARR | Director of Communications
DESTINY GOLDSMITH | Director of Programs, Director of Community
NICOLE MROZ | Director of Outreach, Interim Director of DEI
ABBY QUEEN | Director of Marketing
KAITLYN OBERHAUS | Development & Communications Coordinator
Kaitlyn started puppy raising in January 2020 with the Guide Dog Foundation. She co-raises Rudy (pictured) as part of Terps Raising Pups at University of Maryland. Rudy is the first puppy she has raised and is also the first dog she has ever had! She also currently serves as the Head of Fundraising for Terps Raising Pups. Kaitlyn is working towards her Bachelors of Science in Microbiology and a Bachelors of Art in Criminal Justice & Criminology. She joined Pawsible in April 2020.
CHRISTINE WOOD | Assistance Advisor, Community Coordinator
Christine is passionate about helping get financial assistance to those in need through her role on Pawsible's Assistance Council.
BRI SPITLER | Assistance Advisor, Community Coordinator
Bri is majoring in Nursing at Keiser University. She is raising her first puppy, Oscar IX, through Canine Companions for Independence.
JESSIE HARDIN | Assistance Advisor
Jessie is passionate about helping get finaincal assistance to those in need through her role on Pawsible's Assistance Council.
BROOKE KRAJEWSKI | Development Coordinator
Brooke started puppy raising with her family through The Seeing Eye (TSE) at two years old. Together they have raised over 20 dogs. She continually works with her TSE club in New Jersey even after moving to the Capitol Area.
JULIA MAZEL | Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Coordinator
Julia is passionate about diversifying the puppy raising community and building up Pawsible's internal DEI measures through her role on Pawsible's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion team.
CAROLINE COX | Human Resources Coordinator
Caroline is passionate about conflict resolution and building up Pawsible's internal human resources measures through her role on Pawsible's Human Resources team.
CAMILLE WHISTON | Marketing Coordinator
Camille became involved with the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind during her freshman year at the University of Georgia in 2017. She is now a Senior, studying Marketing and Disability Studies. In her time at UGA so far, she has raised two dogs for GDF. Her first dog, Brooklyn (pictured), is now a working PTSD service dog through America's VetDogs. Her second, Bogey is in training to be a guide dog. She has also been a volunteer group leader for her GDF group, Dawgs Raising Dogs, since 2019. Camille joined Pawsible as Marketing Coordinator in July 2020.
RHIANNON ROE | Outreach Coordinator
Rhiannon is currently raising two puppies for Southeastern Guide Dogs, Sasha and Gracie (pictured). She is working to obtain her Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in American Sign Language. After college she hopes to have a job with an Assistance Dog organization. She joined the Pawsible Team in August 2020.
ALEX LAW | Graphic Design Coordinator
Alex is a graduate of American University and currently works for Capitol One as a UX Designer. She discovered puppy raising through her sister, Cate, and plays a wonderful Aunt role to all the pups Cate raises.
TAYLOR MARKEY | Social Media Manager
Taylor is a recent grad of University of Maryland's School of Journalism. At UMD, she served as the Preisdent of Student Entertainment Events. She currently serves as Pawsible's Social Media Manager.
ERIN WILKINS | Community Coordinator
Four years after discovering puppy raising through instagram Erin is currently raising her fourth dog, a male Golden Retriever named Murphy. She has loved every minute of being a puppy raiser. She currently attends North Carolina State University where she is graduating with her Doctorate in Vetrinary Medicene in May 2021.
ELLEN TUCKER | Development Coordinator
Ellen is a 4-time Canine Companions for Independence puppy raiser. She has raised a Facility Dog, Breeder, Angel Puppy, and am currently raising Number 4. She founded the Service-Dog Training and Education Program at Longwood University in February of 2019. She has served as the president and helped create a campus of students who are interested in the service dog community. Ellen attends Longwood University with a major in Sociology, and minor in Biology. She is graduating in May 2021.