Staff

BRITNEY WALLESCH

Britney and Selma

Britney and Selma

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 2016, Britney was a featured speaker at TEDx Cheyenne. Her talk, "No-Kill: A phrase that inspired change yet continues to divide"  has been widely shared throughout the animal welfare industry and is now being converted to a live presentation for animal welfare conference attendees. 

In her spare time, Britney enjoys spending time with her husband Johnny, son Cameron, and their five dogs and 2 cats. Xander, Tristan, Sawyer, Selma, and Gideon. The organization is named for Britney's dog Kajsa, who passed away in May, 2016 and whose likeness appears in the logo. Britney is the 2017-2018 Chair of Leadership Cheyenne and serves on the Board of Directors for 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 INTLEKOFER

Emilee Intlekofer

Emilee Intlekofer

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 Gunthardt

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.

 

Maddi Haak

Maddi is a people person who enjoys communicating and connecting with people and aims to uses her skills to coordinate the people who help BDAR run - the volunteers – as the Volunteer Coordinator. She was born and raised in Cheyenne and considers Wyoming her home. Growing up, Maddi always wanted to be a vet but did not know if she could handle the pain and suffering of the animals. Now being a part of BDAR, Maddi feels she can still give back to the animals that have taught and shown her so much love.

Maddi attended the University of Wyoming for a Bachelors and Masters in Communication. In her college years, she was interested and participated in athletics videography and volunteered for BDAR in the summers. She realized she missed being around animals and being part of the BDAR family and what BDAR strives to be. She was very happy to have the opportunity to return to BDAR as a full time employee. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with family, and spending time with her family’s dog, Joey, and her dog, Roo, both BDAR alums.

 

Molly Box

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. 


Board of Directors

Rachel Girt

Annie Wood

Meredith Bickell

Bill Benskin

Abbi Forwood

Landon Brown

Linda Finnerty

Cooper Overstreet

Serenity Moffett

Milissa Fowler

TOP DOG Volunteers

Missy Moellenberg

Tracy Clark

Molly Donnell

Mary Brown

Andrea Sullivan

Katy Gustafson

Shannan Morris

Danica Mrozinsky

Nettie Eakes

Amelia Wade