Mary Jo Shauinger
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Hello, I’m Laurie Palazzolo. I have been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 1993. If I’m not out in the great outdoors, or with animals, I’m not truly happy! I have been a Surgical Technician in the P.A.W.S. Clinic since 2010. When I’m not working, I volunteer my time to HSWM as a Board Member, Medical Foster and “Spot” the Parade Dog. If I’m not helping rescue animals, I am out rescuing people on the Navajo County Search and Rescue, Inc. Team.
Thank goodness I have a great family that understands my crazy life and supports me! I think if I were a dog, I would be a Border Collie; high spirited, high energy, and always needing something to do.
My name is Jamie Dye, and here is a little bit of history (there’s sooooo much since I am sooooo old! LOL). I have lived in the White Mountains since 2000 and love our town! I am married and have 4 children: Karley, Jonathan, Leah, and baby Abigail in Heaven. I also have 1 grandson, Owen, 2 ½, and he is my favorite pastime!
I am a special education elementary teacher, teaching students with severe special needs, emotional behavior disorders, and non-verbal autism. I have a B.S. in regular education, a B.S. in Special Education K-8, and an M.A. in Autism Spectrum Disorders. I also have an endorsement to work with students who do not have English as a first language, and I am currently pursuing my certification in teaching students with visual impairments.
During my spare time, my family and I love to hunt, fish, and travel. We enjoy getting out in the community and seeing what our local environment can show us.
I love animals and have always been a strong advocate for them. Before moving to the White Mountains, I worked at Out of Africa Wildlife Park and was in charge of “Herp, Chirp, and Fur”, meaning reptiles, birds, and any mammals that were not considered “big cats”. This included anacondas, Malaysian water monitors (2nd largest to the Komodo), bears, wolves, cougars, hyenas, and too many exotics to list. We swam with many of them and worked on as much enrichment as possible to make their lives happy.
This is my 11th year volunteering at the shelter, and I love it! I have been the lead cashier for Happy Tails for the past 9 years and have walked in many parades collecting money. I have also been the Critter Camp lead teacher for the past 3 (I think), and I love teaching the campers about the shelter and how it operates. My daughter would have attended her 7th year in 2020. Seeing the change within the shelter over the past 11 years has been amazing, and I am so happy that I can be a part of such a caring and dedicated organization.
In peace, Jamie
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Mike Bosley moved to the White Mountains along with his other half, Adria Acosta, from Kodiak Alaska, after many years as a commercial fisherman. Mike and Adria managed White Mountain Purified Water and Ice and grew it into The Pour Station, a coffee shop in Show Low. Mike and Adria have 3 fur babies, Saltery, Zacher, and Kiliuda (all named after locations on Kodiak Island). Mike and Adria recently welcomed a baby boy, Talon Antonio, to make their family complete. Mike has served on various Board of Directors around town and currently is the chairperson for Derby Down the Deuce. Mike can be seen helping out in the community doing various services such as a DJ, emcee, auctioneering, or hosting a show on the local TV station. Mike Bosley joined the Board of Directors in 2018.
Buddy began his HSWM career back in 2013. Buddy has since been the one to do all of our Dog to Cat tests and he is very observant to how the dogs will react to cats. Buddy enjoys all of the love the other employees give to him as well as all of the clients that come in. Buddy also enjoys kicking back with his feline friends until they get adopted and he gets to meet new friends. Thank you Buddy for all of your dedicated hard work! We love you big guy!
Hi there! I'm Cassie. I have worked here at the Humane Society for about a year and a half now and I absolutely love it. I work up front in the office doing many different tasks, and I also help clean in the back. My husband and I moved here from Las Vegas in April of 2018. In my spare time I love being with family and I also foster animals that come into the shelter. We currently have two foster fails at home. Paco is my love bug chihuahua and Ninja is our crazy cat. We also have 3 wonderful daughters that live in Oregon. We absolutely love it here in the White Mountains and are so happy to call this our new home.
Hi I'm Cally, I'm currently Lead Kennel Tech at the Humane Society of the White Mountains. I've been with the Humane Society just over 2 years now and was fortunate to be hired on shortly after I moved from Texas to Arizona. I love the work we do here so much! I have two dogs, Bronson and Leo. I love to cook and go exploring the beautiful White Mountains with my family.
My name is Amber and I have been working at the humane society for a little more than a year now. I absolutley love my job because it makes me feel important. When I'm not at the shelter caring for the dogs and cats I am volunteering my time doing TNR (trap neuter return), fostering cats, and having adventures with my family. I have 2 dogs, 1 cat (plus my foster kitten at the moment), and 1 Guinea pig. I love my family and I love the people I work with at the humane society to save lives and make a difference in this world.
I have worked at HSWM for 14 years and I have loved every minute of it. It can be very bittersweet at times but it is all worth it. In my free time I love spending time with my family, I love being outdoors and the beautiful White Mountains we live in. I have 2 dogs and 1 cat, 2 of which came from HSWM as Foster Failures, who keep me on my toes.
My name is Jeremy Munsee. I am currently the Warehouse Supervisor at the Doghouse. I hope to help make all the doggies, and kitties, all the funds they need until they find their forever homes. I suppose my biggest achievement would be slowly but steadily keeping up through all the changes the Doghouse must go through to efficiently do its job and keep the customers coming.
I was born in IA. The second of five girls. We lived in the country on farms most of my younger years, I loved helping my parents take care of the pigs and milk the cows along with the dogs and cats we had in the house. My mom was so gentle and loving with all animals so I guess I got that from her. After time my dad decided he no longer wanted to be a hired hand on farms and went back to over the road truck driving and then on to local hauls with his own truck. Dad had five girls and no boys so I was dad’s helper. I learned how to grease his semi and help change tires on it, along with other maintenance, I guess I did really well because he bought a tire shop that I worked in as a teenager. After I graduated from high school my family decided they were moving to AZ, I moved with them I wasn’t staying there on my own. Once here I started looking for a job, my first job was in Coolidge as a waitress at Tag’s restaurant. Shortly after that the local Napa store was hiring and I interviewed and got hired, I worked there for five years in Coolidge and Florence. I met my husband Roy in Florence in 1980 and we’ve been together since. We moved to Show Low in 1984 where I got hired at the Napa and worked another fifteen years. During this time I took college classes in accounting, business and computers. We have a daughter and a son along with a son-in-law and two grandsons. When we moved to Show Low we brought our pet goats, cow, chickens and ducks along with many dogs. I am lucky Roy shares my love of animals. We have had horses (which I grew up on). We now are down to two rescue dogs from our shelter and have had many animals that we have loved until it was there time to go to the rainbow bridge. I started working at the shelter May 2008 as the bookkeeper and after a few years was asked to be the director. When I’m not working I enjoy being outdoors, spending time with family, friends and our dogs. I love my job and the fact that we are making a difference in so many lives, we have come so far over the years.
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