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Officers

 

Mary_Schmidt

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Director of Home Safety Visits

Mary Schmidt
Director of Home Safety Visits

Mary Schmidt, Director of Home Safety Visits, has been volunteering with Col. Potter since 2007. Her responsibilities include the updating of various databases and fostering Cairns in addition to home visits. She has fostered approximately 15 dogs for Col. Potter and has flunked 3 times making her these little ones’ forever home. She is the proud owner of Jack, a 14 year old non-CP Cairn, Kenzie, Kallie and Patch (the three CP adoptees). In her spare time outside of her CP duties, Mary works as an insurance broker in employee group benefits.  Pictured with Mary are Kallie, Patch and Kenzie.

Valerie_Kleine

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Vice-President of Intakes

Valerie Kleine
Vice-President of Intakes

Valerie Kleine joined Col. Potter in 2003 when the loss of her heart dog, Spencer, brought her to us, where she found her boy Hawthorne, the most shy, damaged little boy she’d had ever met.  It was because of Spencer and Hawthorne that she became involved with Col. Potter as a member of the Rescue Team and a foster home.  Since then, she has adopted four more of her own foster dogs, Harvard, who became her heart and soul and left her at the age of just six years old, taking a huge piece of her with him, Baby Girl, who is waiting at the Bridge, Kady is her seven year old Princess and Zeus who came to her family as an eight month old puppy and is now a typical young Cairn boy of three, and full of himself.  Valerie splits her time during the year between her Wisconsin , Florida, and Hawaii homes.  Harvard (black brindle), Hawthorne (on her lap) and Baby Girl are pictured with her.

Denise_Hoffman

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Director of Communications

Denise Hoffman
Director of Communications

Denise Hoffman joined Col. Potter in 2006 and is the Director of Communications.  She found Col. Potter (and rescue) while looking for a second Cairn terrier. Her daughter who was 13 at the time, googled Cairn terriers and opened up an entire new world to her and her family! They first adopted Benny (CPs Martin), now at the Rainbow Bridge, then flunked with her foster dog Heather. Her third CP kid is Spud, a total goof ball who she also flunked fostering with and makes them laugh every day. Her non CP kid is Lexi, a Cairn-Westie mix who she adopted as a puppy and is now 11.  With Denise in this photo are Spud and Heather.  Denise and her family live in Michigan.

Frosty_Opie_Karen_Dec_2015

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Adoptive Services Liaison

Karen Mohl
Adoptive Services Liaison

Karen Mohl joined Col. Potter in 2005, shortly after purchasing a four month old Cairn (Frosty) from a backyard breeder via a newspaper ad.   She soon realized she needed help with this wild child and found her way to CP via the web.  She was very impressed with the knowledge and helpful advice she received and wanted to participate in the rescue efforts.  Frosty is still a wild child at times but much better than when a pup.  She started out helping various teams mainly with data entry tasks (Post Adoption and Intakes/Rescue), took the plunge into fostering in late 2006, flunked fostering with her third foster, a 2 year old puppy mill boy (Opie fka CP Oasis), got very involved with the Rescue Team (shelter searches, etc) and became an Intakes Coordinator in 2010.   Karen took early retirement in 2001 and moved to Florida from Ohio in 2002.  Karen is Adoption Liaison to the Board (meaning the conduit between the Communications Team/the Home Safety Visit Team/the Matchmaker’s Team/the Post Adoption Team and the Board).  In this photo is Karen with her two Cairns Frosty and Opie.

Susan

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Director of Volunteer Services

Susan Mower
Director of Volunteer Services

Susan learned about rescue first hand when she had to surrender her beloved Welsh terrier, Pi, many years ago. Volunteering at a local shelter, her goal became to understand dog behavior and specifically terrier behavior so Pi's re-homing would finally make sense and never happen again. During her journey, she met a neighbor's neglected Cairn terrier, Myra, who became her best friend and teacher and eventually led them both to Cairn Rescue and Col. Potter. The rest, as they say, is history.  Susan is the Director of Volunteer Services in CP and lives in New England with several Col. Potter Cairns.  Susan is pictured with two former fosters, Mother and daughter, who were tearfully surrendered by their Mom to Cairn Rescue. They have found a loving forever home proving that life truly is just a circle - what goes around, comes around.

Becky_liz_zibby_mookie_and_casey

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Director of Placement and Post Adoption Services

Liz Romick
Director of Placement and Post Adoption Services

Liz Romick is our Director of Placement and Post Adoption Services (Matchmakers).  Liz joined the Col. Potter family in 2002 when she adopted her first rescue, Churchill. Since then she has adopted five other Cairns from CP. She was originally a member of the communications team, then moved on to the Matchmaking team, and was promoted to Director in 2012. In 2014 Liz took on the additional role of Director of Post Adoption Services.  Liz has also participated in transporting, doing home safety visits, and assisting intakes in helping Cairns out of local shelters and from owner surrenders. Liz is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and currently lives in New Jersey with four rescued Cairns Mookie, Becky, Casey, and Zibby, and her husband, Jim.  Liz is pictured here with all of her Cairn kids.

Angela_Thorpe

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Director of Transports

Angela Thorpe
Director of Transports

Angela Thorpe is currently the Director of Transports.  She joined CP in October 2006 after adopting CP's Oscar (FKA Biscuit).  A lifelong dog lover, Cairn terriers didn't come into her life until 1996.  A seven week old female puppy, she named Ally, stomped in the front door and left footprints all over her heart.  She currently lives in Bethesda , MD and is looking for the next little 'terror' to run her life.  Angela is pictured here with Tess (fka Aphrodite), a little girl that came into CP to give birth within days of rescue, to a litter of six healthy puppies in freedom.