More about NLGA

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NLGA board

RODGER BARR, DVM

PRESIDENT

I have been a Board member since its inception in 1996.

     I saw my first greyhound in 1975 while doing an internship at CSU.  I adopted my first in 1975 also.  I have owned many greyhounds over the years and currently have four residing at home:  Bubba, Sophie, Whoopie and Penny Punch.

     I am an enthusiastic passionate student of Bar B Que.  My current (and likely forever) favorite is the Big Green Egg.  I love to discuss the egg and its virtues.

 

JOHN EMPSON

VICE PRESIDENT

I have been a Board Member since 1996  and was present for the very first meeting of NLGA.

     I've owned multiple greyhounds since 1993 including Miss Mallory pictured here. Professionally, I'm an advertising agency owner.  Away from the office I enjoy great foods and wine.

 

DONNA BARR

ADOPTION COORDINATOR

FOSTER COORDINATOR

I have been on the Board since 1996.

     I adopted my first greyhound Katurah in 1977, and I have been involved with greyhound adoption ever since. Katurah was the very first racing greyhound to become a pet in Minnesota. Every greyhound we have placed over the years I have done in honor of her. I have adopted numerous greyhounds over the years.  I currently share my home with four fabulous greyhounds-Sophie, Whoopie, Miss Penny Punch, and "a little slice" named Heaven.

     I love to spend time with family and friends.  I enjoy cooking, gardening, and travel.  I am hoping to finish my last gemology class and become a certified gemologist., but life seems to get in the way.....

 

JOELLE RILEY

SECRETARY

I joined the Board in 2007.

     I adopted my first greyhound in 2000.  I have had three greyhounds and currently live with Brewski.

     I grew up in Pennsylvania and came to the Twin Cities to attend the U of MN. I enjoy reading, logic puzzles, doing counted cross stitch and stained glass, and spending time with greyhounds and their people.

 

MARY BALLANGER

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MONA SPRINGIS DOSS

In 2002 when I decided that I wanted a purebred dog, I methodically considered my priorities:  No known genetic defects, a short, no-shed coat, and a large, non-aggressive dog for walking.  Today I am blessed to share my space with three of these elegant, graceful hounds.

     As a member of Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption, I volunteered my time and energy in several capacities.  I have hosted Meet and Greet events, facilitated the transition from kennel to the couch for multiple hounds, made donation items for NLGA, and solicited Donations for fundraising events.  In October of 2011, I was honored to be asked to join NLGA’s Board of Directors.

     When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my hounds, cooking and sharing food and adult beverages with my friends, music, and creating unique donation items for NLGA and my hounds.

 

 

Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption

11247 Foley Boulevard, Coon Rapids, MN 55448

763/754.9754

donnab@nlgamn.org