Meet the Office Staff
Billie with Topaz
Billie Smith - Executive Director
Busy, busy, busy is the office of TDInc. Calls, emails, renewals and never-ending changes to make improvements in every area that might affect our members. We will continue to work on the online renewal process and hope to make it more and more user-friendly. It will be used for many other things to come. For example, those of you wanting to be greener will be able to access your newsmagazines and handbooks from there. We will be looking at changes on the website, making it more user-friendly and adding important information that will attract more new members. Continuing to be a member-friendly organization is a major priority because we know we would not be able to do this important volunteering if it were not for all of our awesome volunteers.
On a personal note: I hit one of the big O’s for my birthday, was blessed with my first great-granddaughter, lost a dear family member and a couple of dear friends, struggled with a lot of the goings on in the world and found there was no immediate answer to the craziness. My therapy work keeps me grounded and reminds me of just how blessed I am.
I am always amazed at how such a small act of kindness can reap such huge rewards. I am down to my one little Papillon now as I had to retire Zoee Su, my Shiba Inu, in July. She is 12 now and the long hard Wyoming winter took a toll on the old arthritis. She is happy just hanging out with Breazie Beagle, who is 13 and was retired a couple of years ago. I miss doing therapy work with each of them as they each had their own special visits.
I hope the next year is a healthy, prosperous one for each and every one of our members and that more and more doors will open to the idea of therapy dogs and all the good they can do. Happy visiting!
Jessi Moore- Office Assistant
Hello all! My name is Jessi Moore, and I was lucky enough to join the Therapy Dogs Inc. office in early April of 2012. I have been looking for my dream job for years and lucky enough, IT FOUND ME! It has been a wonderful experience. The people I work with are simply amazing. I love animals and always have. It runs in my family.
I have two children: a son Zayne, and a daughter Pagyn. Along with my two-legged children, I have three more that have a few more legs. They’re dogs, of course, although I'm sure you caught that. I have a pug named Creepshow - I know what you are thinking “CREEPSHOW?” I named her after one of my favorite bands. Bear is a Chow Lab mix and Yote is my Siberian Husky. I lost my soul mate, Layla Loo, in June of 2010. She was a smooth coat Brussels Griffon. I think about her every day and miss her every passing minute. Brussels are now, by far, my favorite dogs. My many pets have taught me many things in my life from my rats, to my cats, to my dogs. I am highly allergic to them all, but could never see myself without them.
The work I see the volunteers do blows my mind and melts my heart. The selflessness is enough to wow anyone. You are more appreciated than you could ever imagine!
Adriana stealing Topaz
Adriana Boyer - Office Staff
Hi, everyone! My name is Adriana Boyer. I just recently became part of the Therapy Dogs Inc. family. I currently do not own a dog due to allergy reasons. I do have a dog at work, Topaz, she belongs to Billie but she needs to come live at my house. I have a daughter who loves Chihuahua’s because they fit inside purses. In one or two years my family and I plan to adopt one, we just can’t decide if it will be a Siberian husky or a Chihuahua. As a child I was around dogs all the time, we had Lobo and Chocolate our Black Labs. Lobo was the first and best pet ever. I believe animals are like children, they need love & care 24 /7. It’s a great thing what members of Therapy Dogs Inc. are doing, helping others by sharing their loved ones.