Ginger Baer grew up in Connecticut with her Golden Retriever: Michael and her Calico Cat: Muffy. A long time lover of both cats and dogs, she also loved her horses, chickens and goats. After retiring from a lifetime career in finance and banking in 2015 she became bored and found a part time position at Nederland Veterinary Hospital as a receptionist and accountant. While in this position she came to see how many people were struggling to pay for pet care, most especially when there was a sudden onset of an illness or a catastrophic injury. In 2019 when she became fully “retired” she gathered together some locals who also understood the struggle that pet owners were having and together they formed the startup of Mountain Paws Pet Care Fund. She currently owns 3 dogs, Sugar, Honey and Yota, with her husband Steve, and is also a Master Gardener for CSU Extension in Gilpin County.
Dani Dillon grew up on a farm in Vermont and started showing dairy goats in 4-H when she was 5 years old. At the age of 7 her interest turned to dogs and she began a successful career handling show dogs in the US and Canada. Dani began working at the Nederland Veterinary Hospital as a volunteer in 1996. She purchased the Nederland Veterinary Hospital in March of 2019. When she is not caring for her community and their animals, Dani enjoys spending her time hiking, biking and horseback riding with her son.
Originally from Wisconsin, Roxanne O’Connell was involved in 4-H from a young age and has raised a variety of animals in that time. She has been a veterinary technician for the past 8 years and has been at Peak to Peak Animal Hospital for the past 2 1/2 years. In her downtime she enjoys hiking with her 3 senior dogs and baking.
Anita Feeley grew up on a small farm in Nebraska surrounded by dogs, cats, rabbits, and horses. Anita works as a Project Manager in the software industry. When not working, Anita enjoys hiking, mountain biking, cooking, and spending time with her husband, children, and 3 dogs.
Amie Weinberg is our mountain goddess. Amie brings to our organization her background in philanthropy as well as local, national and international organizing.
She is multifaceted as a connector and networker. Her experiences include the nonprofit world for a variety of causes. She has also been involved in the entertainment industry as well as other for profit ventures. She now enjoys her time in the mountains wildcrafting and spending as much time as possible with her human and dog friends.