Our Leadership Team

Learn more about our team at My Pit Bull is Family!

SHANNON GLENN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Shannon@mypitbullisfamily.org

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 Assistant Shelter Supervisor 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 DINNEEN
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Angie@mypitbullisfamily.org

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 15 years ago. She lives in Kanab, UT 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 worked in the commercial photography industry for 13 years. 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 Best Friends Animal Society where she also works.

LINDSEY HAUSER
NATIONAL VOLUNTEER TEAM COORDINATOR
Volunteer@mypitbullisfamily.org

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.

SAM HOWE
PARTNERSHIP COORDINATOR
Partnership@mypitbullisfamily.org

Sam started with My Pit Bull is Family in 2019 after spending years being a supporter. She’s been working in the rescue world for the past six years. Her love affair with bully dogs began in 2014 when she started fostering, and soon adopting, her APBT Farrah who passed in early 2019. She lives in Hudson, Wisconsin with her dogs Roscoe, Lilly, and the occasional foster. In her free time you can find her chasing her dogs around outside, searching online for her next foster, and attending live music shows around the Twin Cities.

SARAH DOEGE
EVENTS AND FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR
Events@mypitbullisfamily.org

Sarah started with My Pit Bull is Family in 2019 after discovering the organization at a community event.  She has always loved animals, but found a passion for giving a voice to pit bull type dogs after working as an adoption coordinator at an animal shelter and seeing many surrenders due to breed discrimination or housing challenges.  Sarah lives in Bloomington, MN with her partner and their dog, Ollie, and Cat, Rosie. Sarah is an attorney working in the Twin Cities area. In her free time, she enjoys meeting dogs at breweries, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

RACHAEL VALLETTA 
BRAND COORDINATOR

Rachel joined My Pit Bull is Family in December of 2013 after discovering the organization on Facebook. She was inspired to advocate for pit bull type dogs after she was given her first dog, Roman, and then finding out about the difficulties she would face if she ever wanted to move into an apartment. Rachel has a degree and extensive professional background in Graphic Design and currently lives and works near Cincinnati, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, road trips, classic car shows, photography, and walks with her current dog Twitch.