Britney is the Founder and Executive Director of BDAR. She brings 15 years of experience in the animal welfare industry, including work with wildlife rehabilitation and sanctuaries, high volume spay and neuter programs, and dog behavior modification and training.
Britney received a B.S. degree in Animal Science and Zoology and Physiology from the University of Wyoming in 2004. She also completed all of the required coursework for a Master's degree in Reproductive Biology through the University's College of Agriculture. Britney is currently pursuing a Master's in Nonprofit Management from Regis University.
Britney is an executive member of The Society of Animal Welfare Administrators and has contributed to that organization's widely-read blog. She is published in The Humane Society of the United State's Animal Sheltering magazine and is a contributor to the HSUS's Rescue Groups Best Practices Guide.
In her spare time, Britney enjoys spending time with her husband Johnny, son Cameron, and their four dogs and 2 cats. Kajsa, Xander, Tristan, and Sawyer are all rescued dogs, the organization is named for Kajsa whose likeness appears in the logo. Britney also serves on the Steering Committee for the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Cheyenne program, the Leadership Committee for United Way of Laramie County's Emerging Leader's program, and contributes to the work of the Wyoming Nonprofit Network. She has been recognized as a nominee for the Chamber's Emerging Leader and Woman of the Year awards. Britney credits CrossFit and bike riding for helping maintain her sanity.
Emilee is a fourth generation “Cheyenne-ite” and enjoys living in the city with her husband and three dogs, Rex, Syd, and Duff . They also act as foster parents and are currently fostering their 34th dog for BDAR. She joined BDAR as a board member almost three years ago until she accepted a full time position in March of 2014 as the Director of Operations. Her goal for the organization is to one day have a facility that houses animals and offers educational opportunities for the public.
Beth is a creative thinker who loves the challenges and rewards that come with being the Animal Admissions and Foster Program Manager in the impactful, fast-paced environment of BDAR. As an Army Brat, she spent her childhood living all over America and Germany which opened her eyes to wonderful experiences, people and places. Moving to Cheyenne when her parents retired, she’s enjoyed calling Wyoming and Colorado home for the past 15 years. Beth attended the University of Wyoming for Business and then spent a few years in the mountains before returning to Cheyenne. She constantly focuses on being open to the universe by living in the present with an honest, clear, and sincere mindset.
Along with BDAR, Beth loves being very active with her community and her family. She is an Assistant on the Cheyenne Frontier Days’ Contract Acts committee and a member of the Board of Directors for the CFD Volunteer Crisis Fund. She also donates her time to several other local causes and agencies. Besides volunteerism, Beth loves crafting, lounging outdoors, hiking, gardening, snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with her husband and their three dogs, Kenzie, Charlie, and Luna. Adopting Luna, her BDAR alumni pictured here, was a wonderful personal experience and is the main reason that Beth enjoys committing herself to the purposeful work of BDAR every day.
Sarah Gadd Nasredine
Sarah is the Volunteer Coordinator at BDAR and brings enormous experience in the nonprofit world. She has spent her entire career working for things she loves and in which she believes: as a museum professional in nonprofits for more than twenty years, a Peace Corps Volunteer, and as a community volunteer.
Sarah holds a B.A. in History and Art History and an M.A. in Anthropology and Museum Studies from the University of Iowa. She has been invited to join the Board of Directors of the Laura Jane Musser Fund, a philanthropic organization focused on community based and rural initiatives. Sarah continues a lifetime of interest in education as a Tutor in the Student Success Center at Laramie County Community College.
In her free time Sarah enjoys hiking, attending Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra concerts, and traveling. Sarah lives in Cheyenne with her husband, a rescue dog named Stella, and DC the cat.
Molly is very excited to contract with BDAR to provide marketing and graphic design support. She is the owner of Prairie Sage Creative, a graphic design and marketing company. Molly has been volunteering with BDAR for over 5 years, is a TOP DOG volunteers, and is truly passionate about rescuing animals.