Rachael

Originally from Ohio, Rachael fell in love with Austin in 2006 while visiting with her husband and has called it home ever since.  Rachael is a lifelong animal lover and magnet for strays of all kinds.  As a result she shares her home with 4 dogs, 2 cats (one pure evil and one morally ambiguous), a turtle and several dozen composting worms.  When she isn't playing with dogs at Taurus and at home, Rachael enjoys reading, knitting, hiking, cooking, embroidery and embarking on (and sometimes completing) home renovation projects.  She is currently nearing the completion of her most ambitious creation to date, a baby girl.

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Jeff Huenemoerder

Jeff Huenemoerder, VP of Operations

Jeff combines a background in science with a lifelong love of dogs.

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Kassy Coleman

Kassy Coleman, Development Coordinator

Kassy gave up being bored behind a desk for an exciting career getting dirty.

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Wallace McElyea

Wallace McElyea, Chief Learning Officer

Wallace is Taurus' "walking Wikipedia".

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Michele Hale

Michele Hale, Billing Administrator

As an Austin native, Michele has 20+ years of accounting experience and loves working at Taurus Academy because who doesn't love being surrounded by dogs?

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Loren Barry

Loren Barry, Pack Leader

Loren is a cat person surrounded by dogs.

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Lindsey Ortiz

Lindsey Ortiz, Pack Leader

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Rachael Hawkey

Rachael Hawkey, Pack Leader

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Kaitlyn Deckert

Kaitlyn Deckert, Pack Leader

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Jacob Lackey

Jacob Lackey, Pack Leader

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Crystal Dunn

Crystal Dunn, Pack Leader

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