Meet Our Team

Alex Tonner

Founder

Alex adopted a baby pitbull in 2009. She named him "Ziggy" because his tail zig-zagged; it was bent out of shape as the result of the abuse and neglect he had endured in a backyard before being rescued.

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Kati Garrido

Director of Operations

For Kati Garrido, animals have always been "family." While growing up in Mexico City, Kati had that rare sort of mother who let her keep all her dogs, geese, ducks, and chickens in the house.

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Jon Grobman

Director of Operations

In 2005, I was sentenced to a total of 190 years-to-life for nonviolent theft crimes. As someone who is formerly incarcerated, Paws For Life provided an extraordinary path to my own transformation.

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Pamela Brodsky

Reading isn't Ruff Coordinator

Pamela and her family started volunteering in dog rescue in 2015 and since then they haven't looked back! She and her daughter, Zoe, started volunteering after being introduced to the Reading isn't Ruff Program at their local library.

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Lori Winslow

Volunteer Coordinator

After Lori's son adopted a pit bull puppy in 2013 from a local rescue, she got interested in volunteering and in 2014 started volunteering for NKLA.

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