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Providing Animal Welfare Services

Our mission is to serve as a community resource to prevent pet homelessness, to protect pets from harm and suffering, and to promote responsible ownership.

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PAWS Program Office

Offers crucial support to pet owners facing hardship and adversity. We are a resource center offering financial assistance for veterinary care and spay/neuter, outreach and guidance, and safety during emergencies or evacuations. 

307-734-2441

Info@pawshelpspets.org
 

PAWS Shelter

Our open-admission animal shelter in Driggs, ID offers safe shelter for lost, found, stray and abandoned pets. Animals in our care receive medical attention, compassion, enrichment and the opportunity to find loving homes.

208-354-3499

Shelter@pawshelpspets.org

Our Leadership Team

PAWS has a dedicated staff and volunteer Board of Directors who bring a broad and diverse set of skills, knowledge, and years of experience in animal welfare to our organization.

Amy joined PAWS as Executive Director in 2006 because of her passion for animals and her desire to make a positive impact on animal welfare issues facing our communities. In 2022, she negotiated the acquisition of the Teton Valley Animal Shelter.

Amy
Moore

Executive Director

Eunice found her true calling – raising funds for the SPCA of Texas, one of the largest animal welfare organizations in the country. When she moved to Jackson fulltime in the Spring of 2019  with her husband and two rescue cats.

Eunice

Nicholson

Director of Philanthropy

Ann joined PAWS in 2023 as Director of Shelter Operations. She has extensive experience working in the nonprofit world ranging from Executive Director to Board Chair of various health and social service causes. Her 30-year career in public relations and marketing supports the growth and financial development of the organizations she serves.

Ann
loyola

Director of Shelter Operations

Sam has been in the valley for 9 years and prior to PAWS, Sam worked at Spring Creek Animal Hospital where she quickly found her passion for helping people and their furry family members.

Sam

Diaz

Program & Enrichment Officer

Holly grew up in Jackson and recently graduated from the University of Wyoming. After returning to Jackson with her two rescue cats, Oliver and Leo, she brings her lifelong passion for animal advocacy to PAWS, finding her work truly fulfilling. 

Holly

brighton

Office & Program Coordinator

Our board

  • Board Chair

    Michael Coles is a transformational leader, accomplished entrepreneur, author, education advocate, and motivational speaker. Michael co-founded the Great American Cookie Company and was Chairman, CEO and President of Caribou Coffee Company. He has been heavily involved in the business world and has been actively engaged on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards. Along with these skills, Michael shares a strong passion for pets and community. Michael and his wife, Donna currently share their home with one-year-old miniature schnauzer named Luna Although she is Donna’s dog, Michael wouldn’t trade her for anything. She is not a big barker but if you come to their door she turns into a Rottweiler.

  • Vice Chair

    Cameron and her husband, Jon have been coming to Teton Valley for almost 10 years. They decided to make Jackson their full time home three years ago which coincided with a new addition, Ferdinand, a Berne doodle. Cameron has loved dogs for as long as she can remember and is excited to partner with PAWS. Professionally, Cameron currently leads Client Success and Marketing for Airvet, a pet telemedicine company. Prior to Airvet, Cameron led the Strategic Client Group for Included Health. She has spent most of her career in client-facing roles partnering with clients on their marketing, engagement, and revenue driving strategies.

  • Treasurer

    Paul Mower’s caring for animals started at a young age dairy farming in the UK, studying agriculture, he initially pursued a career in livestock husbandry with responsibility for quality assurance and animal welfare standards. A change of career path saw Paul move to a role in private wealth management. Following time working at financial institutions in the Channel Island, Switzerland and New York, Paul eventually moved to Jackson Hole to set up and run a multi-family office. Paul, with his wife Amy, three children and dog Penny have called the valley home for the past three years. Paul’s passion for helping animals follows his desire to give back to the community he loves.

  • Secretary

    Caroline McIntyre is a passionate advocate for animals and dedicated to organizations supporting animal welfare. Her unwavering commitment to animal welfare has made her a driving force in the mission to provide loving homes and care for animals in need.

    From a young age, Caroline's love for animals was evident. Her childhood was filled with countless hours spent nurturing and learning from the myriad of animals her family kept as pets. This fostered a profound respect for animal well-being and laid the foundation for her advocacy.

    As an adult, Caroline has channeled her love for animals into action. She's been an active sponsor in numerous animal welfare organizations. She lives her values, having personally rescued and raised 20 dogs over the years. She's been actively involved with PAWS since she and her husband, Darby Keen, moved to Jackson in 2017. In her role as a board member, Caroline brings her extensive knowledge of animal care, fundraising, and outreach to the table. Her strategic thinking and compassionate approach will help PAWS expand its reach, rescuing and rehabilitating more animals than ever before.

  • Valerie Beck moved out west after 26 years in Ann Arbor where, after she earned a BFA at U of M, held a short gig as a starving artist, a longer gig as a starving art teacher, and finally, fortified by MBA coursework, became a successful, award-winning marketing communications and graphic design professional. She spent her A2 corporate years in high tech computer, software, and medical equipment companies. Val then moved to Colorado with her two English Springer Spaniels, married Dick Beck, and started Metafore Marketing Communications—a turnkey strategy, content, copy, and graphic design firm. Clients ranged from high-tech to low-tech businesses to nonprofits. Dick and Val lived in Jackson for 23 years where both became involved with various non-profits after their retirements; they now live in Bozeman with Windsor, their sixth Springer. They’ve seen firsthand that PAWS helps pets— and their people—in ways that change lives for the better. For Dick and Val, that is the draw. Windsor, however, is unaware. He’s a lucky dog.

  • Rick has been a Wyoming resident for four decades and is currently President of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and is a Graduate of the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management. Rick teaches and speaks throughout the country, providing the latest updates and trends in all areas of organizational health with main focuses on leadership, customer service, business culture, board development, strategy, and ethics. Rick is currently State President for the Wyoming State Chamber of Commerce.

     

    Rick has served on the US Chamber Foundation’s Board of Regents and currently serves on the Institute Faculty. He has held top level positions within his community, state and nationally. Rick has been Awarded Lifetime Ambassadorships and is the Recipient of Numerous National Leadership & Achievement Awards.

     

    Rick’s love of animals (he and wife Candy have two dogs) and community involvement attracted him to the PAWS mission. As a well-connected resident of Jackson Hole and PAWS volunteer for several years, the next natural progression was to serve as a board director.

  • A native New Englander, Tom moved to Jackson in 2018 following an accidental 15-year stint in New York City. He joined the PAWS board because he believes that animal welfare is an ethical obligation, especially in areas of great abundance, and that PAWS serves a critical role in the Valley we love. A lifelong dog-lover, in 2014 Tom and his wife Kea adopted Harris (named after Pittsburgh Steelers great Franco Harris), who continues to hold his place as the first-born alpha despite the arrival of two human brothers. While he misses the pizza crust strewn urban streets, Harris much prefers Wyoming life. Tom works at a New York-based investment firm and is happiest spending time outside with his family, cheering on the Celtics and Steelers, and reading random articles on Wikipedia.

  • Originally from Maryland, Alex moved to Jackson with her English Bulldog, "Hollbear" in 2015 to start work as a small animal veterinarian at Spring Creek Animal Hospital. Since then, she met her husband, expanded her furry family with a Hound Mix, " Daisy" and yellow Lab "Butter" and will soon be adding a two-legged family member. She now lives in Victor and works at the 24-hour emergency hospital, WestVet in Idaho Falls. She occasionally helps out the clinics locally both in Jackson and Teton Valley. From the moment she moved here, she experienced the incredible influence PAWS had on the community. It was an honor to join the PAWS board. She is very excited about the recent acquisition of the shelter in Driggs and her role as a volunteer veterinarian.

  • Rachel is an active resident of Jackson, WY. Rachel has worked for the Mary Kay Foundation in Dallas, Texas doing fundraising, seminars, speaking, and grant selection since 2005. In 2014, Rachel joined the Board of Family Directors for the Golden Rule Family Foundation where she aids in grant proposing. She has always held a special place in her heart for pets & animals. Getting to be an advocate & voice for them is why she is excited to join PAWs and make a true difference. Rachel has a spunky Brussels Griffin named Elton who even has his own Instagram @SirEltonBrussel!

  • Richard P. (Dick) Beck is presently retired and is a private investor. He served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Advanced Energy Industries Inc. from 1992 to 2001 and a member of the board of directors from 1995 to 2015, non-executive chairman of the board from 2014 to 2015, chairman of its nominating and corporate governance committee, and a member of its audit and finance committee. He has served as a member of the board of directors of seven publicly held technology companies, chaired nominating and governance and audit committees, and was non-executive chairman of two of those companies. Dick and his wife, Val, have a young and energetic English Springer Spanies, Windsor. Dick has a B.S. degree in accounting and finance as well as an MBA in finance from Babson College.

  • Professionally, Bettina Whyte is a nationally recognized leader in the financial and operational restructuring industry. She has also served as an expert witness in many high-profile litigations and has served as a mediator of complex business matters. But it is her passion for animals that led to her becoming one of the founding members of the Jackson Hole Police K-9 Auxiliary and to her active involvement with PAWS over the last several years. She also remains active with several national animal organizations, including The Animal Medical Center in New York City and Canine Companions for Independence, which breeds, trains, and provides certified service dogs to individuals with special needs free of charge She is a strong believer that one of the best ways to help people is through animals, and this an underpinning of PAWS’ work in the Community. She enjoys spending time playing with her two standard poodles, fly fishing, hiking, gardening and being with good company and friends.

Advisory council

  • Ann is from Norfolk, Virginia, where she had numerous pets during her childhood. She moved to Jackson Hole in 1981 and has been in the real estate business since then. She has served on many local boards including PAWS at its inception, Teton County Library, InterConnections 21, Wyoming Untrapped, and Teton Science Schools. Ann was one of five women who founded the Shoot‘Em With a Camera campaign to fight the delisting and hunting of grizzly bears.

  • Klaus Baer has been involved with PAWS for many years, and enjoys bringing to the table his decades of experience in leading the operation of Jackson based WRJ Design Associates, as well as his previous position of leading international graphic production teams at investment banks in New York. Klaus is an avid animal-lover and continuously donates his time and talent to various non-profit organizations including PAWS. In his free time, Klaus enjoys exploring the mountains surrounding Jackson, gardening and making the occasional crème brûlée!

  • Andy Orr is an attorney whose litigation practice covers a broad range of issues from complex transactional and other commercial disputes to catastrophic personal injury and product liability cases. He has represented clients in the energy, financial services, agriculture, healthcare, and technology spaces. Andy has litigated cases in more than 20 states and tried cases to verdict in five of them. After starting his career at Kirkland & Ellis in New York, Andy and his wife, an M&A lawyer, moved to Denver to be closer to the mountains while maintaining sophisticated law practices. While in Denver they adopted a lab-hound mix named Buck. They are now based in Jackson, where they recently welcomed a daughter. Andy now practices at Holland & Hart. Andy and his family support PAWS because they believe the wellness of Jackson’s pets is good for the entire community, and that promoting those objectives is an important public service. Andy attended Colby College and Cornell Law School.

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JOIN OUR TEAM

Paws is always accepting applications for staff and volunteers.

PAWS is hiring Full-Time and Part-Time Animal Care Specialists at our Animal Shelter in Driggs, ID. Full job description below.

 

To apply, please email a resume including any related work history. and your desired position to Shelter@pawshelpspets.org. No phone calls, please.


 

ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST

The Animal Care Specialist (ACS) is a 40/hour a week, full-time position. The Animal Care Specialist will focus on providing exceptional day-to-day animal care and will facilitate all animal intakes, adoptions, reunifications, and will greet and assist Shelter visitors. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to, feeding, cleaning, medicating, while following all proper handling protocols. Please email for a full job description.

Your new best friend is waiting for you. Check out who's available at our Shelter!

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