Mike has been involved animals for over 20 years and has long had a passion for protecting them.
He became very interested in Brady’s K9 after seeing Brady on the news, realizing how important it is for animals to be protected while they are working he looked into how he could help the organization. Given his extensive background in working with nonprofits and dedication to serving the community he was able to find Brady’s K9 and wanted to get involved. He is now serving as Vice President of the board.
In his spare time Mike enjoys spending time with his wife (Katelyn) and dog (Reina). He is also an avid runner, hiker and skier.
Joelle and her husband currently reside south of Cleveland with their spunky 7-year-old daughter and beloved puppy, Chester. She and her family enjoy playing board games, cooking new recipes and going on adventures with Chester. Joelle is currently an Associate Relationship Manager for Key Private Bank and finds great joy in helping clients and their families with their financial journey.
General Board member
Jeff is a loving husband and proud bonus Dad to two amazing kids (now young adults!). He works in fiber optics as an application engineer. He has been a dog lover all his life and has owned everything from a 170-pound Wolfhound mix to a 15-pound Chug. In his free time Jeff loves trying out new breweries, travel and deep-sea fishing. Jeff was lucky enough to be the very first board member of BK9F, joining in September of 2021.
General Board Member
Kathy is a retired attorney who lives in Seattle. She has been a long-time supporter of Golden Retriever Rescue and Brady’s K9 Fund. She derives great joy from personally delivering vests to the handlers and dogs. Each dog gets a toy when he/she gets his/her vest. She has vested several departments and is affectionately known by them as their “fairy dogmother”. Currently she spends daily time with her Golden Retriever, Bailey, plays bridge and travels around the world.
General Board Member
Deb has an extensive background in social and medical research. She wholeheartedly supports the mission Brady set forth and her background in criminal justice/criminology complements it. Her impetus to join the Board was her many former students who are now active law enforcement officers - some with K-9 partners.