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Sarah joined the Hero Dogs staff in 2019. She is excited to be able to incorporate her love of dogs into her career in a way that helps people. Previously she was the Events Coordinator at Labyrinth Games and Puzzles, and before that she worked in radio for more than a decade. If you ever want to have a conversation about a relatively obscure topic like Bollywood, murder mysteries, or 1970s television, Sarah’s your gal.
Gary moved to Maryland a few years ago and was looking for a way to give back to the community. He first joined Hero Dogs as a volunteer in 2017. He and his wife, Meaghan Richmond, raised Hero Dogs Jaz and they are now raising Hero Dogs Derby. Gary has a background in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Science but has decided that puppies are much more fun. Gary is in charge of connecting volunteers with their interests and in the day to day administration and automation of the Hero Dogs puppy program. He lives in Damascus, MD along with a cat and three chickens and loves coming to work.
Loren joined Hero Dogs in April 2019. After working at a veterinary boarding kennel during school breaks, she decided she wanted to continue working with animals and declared a major. Loren graduated from Towson University in 2018 with a B.S. in Psychology and Animal Behavior. As a student, she was a volunteer and foster parent for the MDSPCA. In her final year, she completed her internship with another boarding facility at a veterinary hospital in Baltimore County where she took over as kennel manager shortly after graduating. Like many college grads, Loren eventually had to move back home to Montgomery County where she came across Hero Dogs. She is thoroughly enjoying her first job at a nonprofit and has already learned a great deal.
After volunteering at Hero Dogs for seven years, Julie joined the Hero Dogs staff in 2019 as a part-time Kennel Technician. She has always been passionate about dogs ever since she was a kid and is thrilled to be working where she is surrounded by four-legged fur friends. Julie lives with her family in Laytonsville along with two rescue hounds, Scooby & Lily, and a barn cat named Ninja.