Board of Directors

Our Leadership
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“It takes nothing away from a human
to be kind to an animal.”  Joaquin Phoenix


To rescue and transition displaced domestic animals into their ideal homes. 


Leading rescue innovation by adding significant value to the lives of animals and the community. 


Collaboration with people to save animals. Excellence and education in a foster-based community. Positive, compassionate, selfless, and giving attitudes.

Leading the pack in developing rescue organizations.

The Board

Board of Directors meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00pm and are open to the public. Please contact us for more information if you would like to attend.

Kristi Ross, Board Chair

In 2008, Kristi opened her home to a rescue puppy with a wagging tail and hopeful eyes. Since that first fostering experience, over 400 fosters have found a safe place to land with Kristi and her husband Jay, before bouncing into the arms of their new families.  

Kristi brings a diverse background in entreprenuership and a solutions based leadership style to her position as the Chairwoman of the Bounce Animal Rescue Board of Directors.

In addition to her non-profit work, Kristi fills her life managing her own business and team of over 18 employees, while spending time with her three rescue dogs and embracing the Colorado lifestyle.


Laura Dufresne-Morton,  Vice Chair

Laura was born and raised in Southern Arizona where she studied Gender Theory and Marketing at the University of Arizona. She started her career as an AmeriCorps member working with underserved youth. Her passion for youth services led her to 6 years working for Girl Scouts in both Arizona and Colorado. In 2015, she left Girl Scouts to follow a pipe dream of owning a food truck with her husband, and they opened Mac’n that same year. They have since added a second food truck, Baked, that has become wildly popular. She is the proud mom of 2 incredibly spoiled rescue pups and a fuzzy kitty. She is excited to utilize her marketing and fundraising skills to help Bounce thrive.


Jennifer Darnell, Treasurer

Bio coming soon


Bo Viger,  Board Member

Bo has lived in the Fort Collins area for over 40 years. He attended Colorado State University majoring in both Marketing and Computer Science, and worked in the high tech industry for over 30 years before retiring. Bo has previously served on the parent-volunteer board for the Fort Collins Area Swim Team (FAST), and has been an avid volunteer at Bounce Animal Rescue for over four years. In addition to his wife, Sharron, he has two adult daughters, Kristin and Rachel, and two golden retrievers: Strata, an 11-year-old female golden that he re-homed from a breeder six years ago, and Tucker, an 11-year-old male golden rescue that he adopted through Bounce three years ago. Bo is a huge fan of dogs and especially loves helping unwanted, abused and/or abandoned dogs find the safe and loving home that they deserve.


Danielle Albanese, Board Member

Originally from New Jersey, Danielle has lived in five different states. She moved to
Colorado in 2011 and lives in Fort Collins with her husband, Clyde. Danielle has worked
in banking for 20 years and is currently a Manager with BBVA. She has always had a
love for animals, big or small. As a child, it wasn’t unusual to find her at her neighbor’s
farm, playing with the barn cats, horses or their many pet birds. Outside of work,
Danielle loves to spend her time with her dog, Graci, who is a five-year old Pitbull mix
rescue. She is also an avid craft beer fan and can be spotted around town at one of the
many local breweries.