Leadership Spotlight: Christina, DPA’s Adoption Assistant Director

Happy tails and forever homes – that’s the ultimate goal for the dogs and cats that enter the Dallas Pets Alive! program. Without the dedication of amazing leadership volunteers like Christina, we couldn’t successfully adopt out hundreds of animals each year. Learn more about Christina and her incredible contributions to DPA.

1.  What does your role with DPA involve?  What do you oversee within the organization?

I am the Adoption Assistant Director, I help Stacey, our Director, oversee anything that has to do with adoptions!  I love being a part of all of the “happy tails!”  I am also the Assistant to the Vice President of Animal Operations (Jessica) and help her with administrative tasks to keep the Animal Ops side of the organization running smoothly.  In addition, I coordinate our fundraising events- I lead the Dallas Pets Live! event at The Rustic in the fall, am currently working on the 2018 Pup Crawl, and will be chairing North Texas Giving Day as well.
2.  What is your professional background?

I have a business degree from Baylor University and I currently work at Phoenix Capital Partners, a private equity firm, as their Assistant Controller.

3.  How long have you been involved with the organization?
Since 2014.
4.  What drives you to dedicate your time to DPA?
I love being a part of all of the “happy tails” by helping our animals find their furever homes.  I started out as a foster, and have fostered 22 animals so far (I foster failed on #11 and #22) and now that I’m mostly maxed out on animals in my home, I love being able to give back to the organization in other ways besides fostering.  Being a part of the adoption team is so rewarding, and I have really enjoyed helping with fundraising so far as it is a very important part of running a rescue group!
5.  Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I have been obsessed with dogs since I could speak, and I currently own 4 of my own.  (2 of them are foster fails from DPA!)

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