Board of DirectorsOur Leadership
“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.
Barry Eastman, Board Chair
Barry lives in Greeley, Colorado with his wife Tammy, an 18-year-old son, and 5 family dogs. He also has 2 grown daughters in the area that he loves to spend time with. Barry is a Financial Adviser with High Point Financial Group and earned his Eagle Scout in 1986. He is also a soccer coach for United Soccer Club in Loveland. He has served on other Boards including being Board President for T.R. Paul Academy of Arts & Knowledge in Fort Collins, Colorado and Longs Peak Council, Boy Scouts of America. Barry came to Bounce after Tammy and he had fostered for other organizations; finally finding their foster home. Barry and Tammy have fostered over 250 dogs in 5 years. Barry decided to join the Board because their Vision was becoming reality and he wanted to help dogs find their forever homes.
Bo Viger, Vice Chair
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 three years. In addition to his wife, Sharron, he has two adult daughters, Kristin and Rachel, and two golden retrievers: Strata, a female golden who he re-homed from a breeder, and Tucker, an eight-year-old male rescue that he recently adopted from Bounce. 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.
Amber Neiberger, Treasurer
Amber has called Colorado home since 2005. She has enjoyed working with wonderful individuals and companies in Fort Collins over the years. Amber has a B.S. in Accounting which led her to start her career in public accounting. She spent 5 years working for EKS&H and loved the culture, people and clients. While at EKS&H Amber found a love for real estate and construction, so she made the switch to Brinkman Partners in 2010. There, she helped start their multi-family and asset management department serving as an asset manager, accountant and leasing agent. Amber loved her time at Brinkman but with 2 small children at home she decided to enter the non-profit world, another passion she had always had. Giving back had always been high on her list and an opportunity was knocking in Affordable Housing, this was the best of both worlds real estate, development AND helping people! After working with CARE Housing and learning all the ins and outs of tax credits and HUD rentals, she was called to make a final move to Habitat for Humanity Fort Collins. Amber has always loved Habitat’s mission since she was introduced during build days with Brinkman. She has also seen first-hand through close friends blessed with Habitat homes what a difference stable housing makes. Amber accepted the Director of Finance position at Habitat for Humanity Fort Collins in 2017. Another passion of Amber’s is animals, she was raised on a small ranch where she raised animals for the fair and showed her horse. Her and her husband own a ranch and have adopted a new puppy through Bounce. When asked to join the board at Bounce she was excited to fulfill another love of hers, helping animals.
Jen Buser, Secretary
Jen, a Kansas native, recently relocated back to Colorado after living in Washington for the past few years. She has lived in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Texas for school and related adventures. Pleased with her decision to trade in the rain and Cascades for sunshine and the Rockies, Jen resides in Fort Collins where she lived 10 years ago at the start of her doctoral journey. Jen is a psychologist and adjunct psychology faculty. She specializes in working with justice-involved youth, systems, and trauma-informed care. She has worked in residential settings, private practice, juvenile corrections, school systems, and with the court. Jen has a passion for working with disadvantaged populations including animals! She has long been an animal lover which has evolved from sneaking animals into the house as a child to rescuing four of her own! Rescued is her favorite breed. Jen has two dogs, two cats, and an active son. She is finally ready to put roots down in Colorado once again and looks forward to serving Bounce in the Fort Collins community.
Laura Dufresne-Morton, Board Member
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.
Kristi Ross, Board Member
Kristi’s entrepreneurial spirit grabbed ahold of her early in life and led her to start her first business, manufacturing herbal and aroma soaps, to pay her way through college. Kristi attended Western Illinois University for Computer Science and Information Technology before moving to Florida where she had a successful real estate career. Feeling the call to come back home to Colorado, Kristi and her husband Jay, landed in Fort Collins where they lived until the opportunity to purchase Happy Tails Dog Ranch in Berthoud, Colorado presented itself in 2015.
Since acquiring Happy Tails, Kristi was selected to participate in and received a full scholarship into the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Entrepreneurship Program at Babson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She also recently graduated as one of the Small Business Association’s Emerging Leaders. Under her leadership, Happy Tails was recognized and received awards in 2018 and 2019 as one of the 100 fastest growing, privately owned companies in Northern Colorado.
Kristi began fostering rescue dogs and puppies in 2013; since that time has provided a safe place to land for over 400 animals. She has been an avid supporter of Bounce Animal Rescue since its inception in 2015.
Amy Curry, Board Member
A Texas transplant, Amy Curry traded in the blistering heat and big hair for Colorado casual and the Rocky Mountains in 2015.
Amy has over 15 years of experience in graphic design, marketing and project management. She is currently a Senior Designer and Creative Manager with Informa Engage in Fort Collins.
When Amy isn’t creating or watching Law & Order SVU marathons, she enjoys playing beach volleyball with her pals, volunteering with Special Olympics, and spending time with her pack: Sophie, Penny, and little Leo.
Jackie Abshire, Board Member
Jackie is an animal lover from Georgia and a CSU graduate who moved to Fort Collins in 1987. She enjoys outdoor hobbies such as camping, biking, horseback riding, skiing, fly fishing and hiking. She shares her addiction to the Colorado lifestyle with her husband and their two children, ages 12 and 14. She is also a mom to three dogs, two horses, two goats, a tabby cat and a lop-eared bunny. Her passion for dogs started when she learned to walk. Her first childhood companion was a dog by the name of “Uncle Fuzz” who she commanded to participate in several childhood antics.
She enjoys meeting new people, traveling to new places and spending time in the outdoors as often as possible. Before starting a family, she and her husband sold their home and most of their possessions and backpacked around the globe for almost a year. She has been a Marketing Project Manager for most of her career. Her non-profit experience includes event planning and managing the volunteer and foster care programs for the Humane Society for Larimer County in the mid-90s. Her fondest accomplishments were developing and leading new events such as The Doggie Olympics and The March of Ales.
Jackie participates in philanthropic activities with her daughter as members of the National Charity League. Jackie joined Bounce to focus on fundraising efforts and rekindle her ambition for helping homeless pets. She’s looking forward to being part of a community of like-minded people with a passion for helping dogs and building relationships with people who make a difference.
Below you will find all of the P&L sheets from 2019
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