Bonnie and George Dennis, CTP
Bonnie and George are dedicated individuals at Fuzzy Faces Refuge, both deeply passionate about animals and their mission to provide a healing and nurturing environment for those in need.
Bonnie, an Army Veteran and the daughter of a 1st Air Cavalry Vietnam war veteran, has experienced a nomadic upbringing, living across the country and in Germany. However, her heart found its favorite "home" with her Grandparents in South Carolina, where she cherished her time helping on the farm and caring for the animals. Despite her battle with PTSD, Bonnie feels blessed to offer solace and connection to others through her work. Her true calling lies in collaborating with others to assist those on their journey to healing and well-being. Bonnie's responsibilities encompass animal care training and advocating for the preservation of heritage livestock breeds.
George's passion for animals has been a lifelong journey, beginning at the tender age of 5. He spent his formative years assisting his uncle on a cattle farm, nurturing his love for these creatures. As the previous Barn Manager at Fuzzy Faces Refuge, George has made it his personal mission to ensure the well-being of the animals, maintaining clean and safe habitats. His sense of pride emanates from the creation of an inclusive environment, where Veterans, First Responders, and people of all abilities can engage with critically endangered heritage breeds. Together, Bonnie and George exemplify the dedication and compassion that define Fuzzy Faces Refuge.
Board of Directors, President
Peggy, our esteemed President of the Board, wears many hats in her multifaceted life. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management, works as an Project Manager, and is a dedicated mother of three daughters; mastering the art of balancing her roles with grace and diligence.
An integral part of the Clayton community for 11 years, Peggy's passion for community service shines through her involvement in various outreach initiatives. She has championed causes close to her heart, collaborating with organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, Tech Girls, Blessing Boxes, and facilitating digital inclusion among the elderly by teaching them how to harness the potential of laptops, tablets, and phones to stay connected.
Peggy embarked on her journey with Fuzzy Faces Refuge as a volunteer in July of 2019.
Her roles involve morning and afternoon feeding and providing essential care through feeding and grooming on Sundays. She extends her dedication actively participating in Equine Therapy riding sessions during the week. Moreover, Peggy is resolute in her mission to expand our volunteer community, ensuring that Fuzzy Faces Refuge thrives with a strong and vibrant support base.
In addition to her remarkable achievements, Peggy is a Reiki Master, harnessing her skills to bring comfort and healing to our animal residents. Her keen interest in herbal medicine further exemplifies her holistic approach to animal well-being.
Board Of Directors, Vice President
Laura Munilla began her early adulthood exploring all sorts of educational areas, the likes include, film school, holistic nutrition, the restaurant service industry, IT tech, and astrology. She later went on to become a certified YTT yoga instructor. The common denominator motivating her in every work industry was clear, direct connection with the community.
Laura is a Clayton NC neighbor to Fuzzy Faces Refuge and started as a volunteer for the Therapeutic riding program. Fuzzy Faces Refuge was the perfect mix of both human and animal connection. Starting with a weekly volunteer schedule turned into a full time position on the charity's Board of Directors as Vice President.
She is the wife of Josue, mom to Marlowe and Sebastian, 4 kitty boys, and 2 dogs.
Laura looks forward to the many future holistic projects Fuzzy Faces Refuge will bring to the community, knowing first hand the therapeutic magic between animals and humans can change the world.
Board of Directors, Treasurer
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