Meet The Team

Amazing volunteers who meet and work year-round will the sole purpose to raise fun —  and funds — to help animals in need…

Michelle Mullen

Retired Professional Bowler / Owner: Your Bowling Coach and Aleta Sills Bowling World, Author


“I think about the less fortunate animals out there everyday and cannot do enough to help them and be a voice for them.“
Member: Board of Directors
Event Founder/ “CEO”
Event Development
Volunteer Meeting Host
Volunteer Organizer
Sponsor & Media Relations
Participant Relations
Fundraiser
B4AR Event Host
Rescues: Love ALL my rescues!

Kelle S. Sisung

Head of Marketing & Communications at Starfish Family Services


“Animals provide unconditional love and change the world four paws at a time. It’s up to us to speak for them and give them the best world we can.”
Philanthropic Advisor
MiAWF Organizational Development
Event Guidance & Support
Sponsorship Cultivation
Collateral Design & Auction Set Up

Rescues: Badger, Molly Matilda, Gwen, Sunny (Memory: Katie, Betsy & Harry)

Carol Boudrie

Engineering Change Coordinator at Faurecia


“I love animals! Especially those who don’t have an opportunity to live a
normal, healthy, loving life. With our help, along with organizations that our event benefits, we can all provide for a better way of life for these less unfortunate animals. The love and joy that we get from our fur babies is unconditional and truly rewarding!”
Member: Board of Directors
Еvent Development
Fur Ball Registration Sponsor & Donator Tracking
“Appreciation” Letters
Auction Acquisition & Set Up
B4AR Event Guide & Proceeds Captain
Fundraiser
Rescues: Max & Mocha (Memory: Ramona

Barb Mattison

Mechanical Engineer: Ford


Member: Board of Directors
Event Development
MiAWF Consultant & Support
Website Development
Data Base Management
Proceeds Tracker
B4AR Lane Assignments
B4AR Event: Check-In Captain
Donator
Rescues: Jack & Kittie Gang

Aleta Sill

Retired Professional Bowler / Owner: Your Bowling Coach and Aleta Sills Bowling World


“Animals don’t have a voice, so we are their voice.“
Member: Board of Directors
Sponsor & Auction Item Aquisition
Volunteer Meeting Host
Fundraiser
B4AR Event Host
Loves all her rescues!

Gail Jenereaux

Comptroller


“I volunteer for Bowl-4-Animal Rescue because the event directly benefits animals by raising funds for organizations that provide them with essentials of life when they have nowhere else to turn.“

Auction Item Tracking
Auction Packaging
Event Volunteer

Marie Skladd

President: Michigan Animal Adoption Network (20+ years)


2022 MiAWF Animal Welfare Warrior
Animal Care Network (ACN) Volunteer
Event Development & Support
Sponsor & Auction Acquisition

B4AR event: MAAN/ACN Rep
Rescues: Georgia &  Ellie (R.I.P. Roxie)

Lindsay Warren

Lindsay Warren Consulting


“I started as someone who simply attended the event to represent MAAN. I immediately LOVED the event and am so proud to help year-round to introduce this event to more people – and raise more money – every year.“
Event Development
Media & Public Relations
Press Releases
Social Media
Special Events Coordinator
Community Calendar Listings
Fundraiser
Rescues: Pebbles, Chloe & Daisy

Barb Gamber

Licensed Builder / Owner: Built By A Girl


“Because I love my dog and everytime I look at her my heart smiles. The unconditional love of our furry babies is truly a gift. There are dogs and cats out there that need our help and it brings me joy to do just that.“

I lead the  Run of Show at both B4AR and Fur Ball events. And, I also help seek event Sponsors and sell raffle tickets.

MAAN/Animal Care Network Outreach Volunteer

Rescues: Phoebe

Denise Linton

Art & Graphics Dept. Foreman & Finishing Specialist: Faro Screen Process


“So that two GREAT organizations can continue to help animals in need, and be the voice of those who can’t speak for themselves.”
Event Development
Sponsorship Development
Event Banners and Signage
Merchandise Development
B4AR Event Volunteer Director
Fundraiser
Rescues: (R.I.P. Flash & Gordy)

Kathy Pacteles

Maintenance Administrator at AT&T


“I volunteer because it just feels right to advocate for a cause I wholeheartedly believe in. The animals deserve a healthy, happy and free life. And I want to support my dear friends in their passion to help as many Animals as they possibly can.“
Lane Sponsorships
Event Brainstorm Development
Events Set-up
Events Auction Team
Fundraiser
Rescue: Jake (he rescued me!)

Dee Pacteles

Retired


“Because 100% goes back to the animals & they need our support.“
Events Set-up
Pre-Event Mailers
Events Revenue Captain
Rescues: Jody, Mindy & Mandy (crossed over Rainbow Bridge)

Jim Boudrie

IT Desktop Support: PKC Group


“You look at the faces of the dogs at home and try to imagine them on the street or in an abusive environment. It becomes a no brainer to help try to save any animal from a bad situation. These animals just want a family and a home. “
Lane Sponsorships
Event Brainstorm Development
Events Set-up
Events Auction Team
Fundraiser
Rescue: Jake (he rescued me!)

Jeanne Gebbia

Maintenance Administrator at AT&T


“I volunteer for Bowl-4-Animal Rescue because the event directly benefits animals by raising funds for organizations that provide them with essentials of life when they have nowhere else to turn.“
Auction Planner & Set Up
Events Auction Captain
Events Set-up
Rescues: Jake

Andrea Kuentz

Fundraiser and Grant Writer for Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit


I mainly help with the auctions area for both events by soliciting items from local businesses through out the year. I also volunteer for greeting and working the sponsor and guest check in at both events and help sell raffle tickets.

I volunteer because I have seen over the years the extraordinary efforts and passion that the volunteers show for helping animals in our community form three great organizations. The volunteers work as a team and go above and beyond to make the two large fundraisers successful and the food collection drives too! They work hard and have a large amount of fun at the same time. I am happy to be help them in any way I can.

Rescues: Chloe and Scout

Barbara Moten

Executive Director: Cat Tail Acres


Event duties, beneficiary organization

“I became involved with Cat Tail Acres Sanctuary, a beneficiary organization, because they found a place there for a cat living in my back yard that I couldn’t bring inside myself.  I became involved with MIAWF because Cat Tails is blessed to benefit from our association with MIAWF.  I volunteer because I believe in the mission of both organizations, which ultimately help creatures who cannot speak for themselves, and because there is a strong feeling of kinship with all of the others in the group.”

Jeri Lantzy

Ford Motor Company: Assembly Technician


“I volunteer to help animals in need because they cannot help themselves.“
Event Sponsorships
Event Development
B4AR Logo Gear
Event Volunteer
Fundraiser
Rescues: Dee (R.I.P. Humphrey)

Ashley Patrick


“I volunteer for Bowl-4-Animal Rescue because the event directly benefits animals by raising funds for organizations that provide them with essentials of life when they have nowhere else to turn.“

Event Volunteer

Meghan Macunovich

Business Administration Student at Robert Morris University IL


“I volunteer with MIAWF because all animals deserve the right to live happy, healthy lives and to be loved. This foundation enables myself and others to support local animal charities that ensure animals get the help they need.”
Sponsor & Donor Tracking
Event Development
B4AR Logo Gear
Social Media Manager
Database Management

Merisa Batkins

College student


“I volunteer because I love animals, especially my dogs and want to help more out there who need us.

Social Media Volunteer

Some volunteer opportunities:

  • Social Media
  • Database Maintenance
  • Technology
  • Photography/Videography
  • Organizational Skills
  • Solicitation: Auction and Sponsors
  • Event Support (Pre or During)
  • Sponsor Liason (Connections on websites, etc )
  • Community outreach

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