Our Leadership Team

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Shannon started with My Pit Bull is Family in 2014 and quickly became an expert in housing policy and surrender prevention for the animal welfare community. She has an extensive professional background in grassroots campaigns, voter outreach, community outreach, fundraising, homeless advocacy and policy creation. Shannon holds a Master’s in Advocacy and Political Leadership where she centered her degree program around drafting policies to end housing and insurance discrimination for families with large dogs. She lives in Minneapolis, MN with her partner, Anthony, their two dogs Charlotte and Wilbur and cat Max.  Shannon currently is the Shelter Operations Manager for the only pet friendly emergency homeless shelter in the state of Minnesota. You can usually find Shannon spending her free time updating our database, volunteering at Minneapolis Animal Care and Control, or enjoying the outdoors with her family.


Angie started volunteering in 2016 after meeting us at a screening of The Champions. She is a lifelong animal lover and began her love affair with pit bull type dogs over 12 years ago. She lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband and their two dogs Ruby and Simon. Angie has a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design and works in the commercial photography industry as a Photo Stylist Assistant. Her & Simon enjoy attending our monthly Community Pack Walks, events in Minnesota and throughout the country. She is our Social Media Coordinator and Simon is the star of our Simon Says Friday’s campaign. In her free time she enjoys listening to albums, taking photos of her dogs, traveling and volunteering at Minneapolis Animal Care & Control


Kelly started volunteering with My Pit Bull is Family in Summer 2017 once she settled down in St. Paul after living all over the country with her first pit bull mix, Hendrix, who she adopted from a shelter in Phoenix, AZ in 2008. It was through adopting Hendrix that she learned about how wonderful pit bull type dogs are, and how much they need humans to advocate for them. She has previously volunteered and fostered with shelters and rescues around the country, and recently added a second rescue pup, Magnolia, to her pack. When she isn’t volunteering or working as a psychotherapist, she enjoys long runs with Magnolia, traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends, preferably with dogs and outdoors.


Lindsey joined My Pit Bull is Family in June 2018 after discovering the organization through an online search. She immediately fell in love with our mission. She was inspired to advocate for pit bull type dogs after she adopted her first dog, Eliza. She lives in Tampa, Fl with Eliza and her other dog, Betsy. Lindsey is currently a student at the University of South Florida and is majoring in psychology. In her free time she enjoys reading, snuggling with her pups, or spending time with friends.