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BAD RAP Officers & Support Crew
The dedicated humans behind the BAD RAP's dogs and education projects.
Co-Founder, Executive Director
Donna works to keep BAD RAP on track with projects that fulfill the group’s mission to ‘Secure the future of the American Pit Bull Terrier as a cherished family companion.' She directed the nationally recognized breed ambassador Pit Bull Hall project at the East Bay SPCA from 2005-2008 and from 2008-2010, the AmbassaDog Project at Oakland Animal Services. Currently, she directs the activities of BADRAP's 'Rescue Barn,' a modest shelter for homeless dogs-in-crisis as well as a working classroom for adopters, shelter staff and rescue workers.
A committed educator, she's written several articles on pit bulls, she develops many of BR's educational materials and presents the group's program models widely to audiences around the country. To help shelters and rescue groups reach their goals, she directs 'Pit Ed Camp,' a hands-on training intensive for animal care workers. Donna has been active in developing policies that provide relief to dogs from dog fighting cases. She served on the team of evaluators for dogs from 'Bad Newz Kennels' in 2007, then provided federal authorities with disposition recommendations and rescue support. Since that time, BADRAP has stayed busy with several other large scale cases. She shares her life with husband Tim Racer and three personal dogs who represent so-called 'targeted breeds.'
To contact: Donna
A gifted animal handler, Tim once focused on rehabilitating birds of prey for a NorCA wildlife center. He now leads BAD RAP's weekly Pit Ed classes, which earned the American Humane Association's 2006 Award for Best Practices in Behavior and Training. In 2007, he helped assess the Michael Vick dogs and worked with the federal government to secure their placement with qualified organizations. He has since assisted the Humane Society of Missouri in assessing dogs from a dog fighting case and later, served the federal government again by doing the same for dogs housed by the Animal Welfare League of Iowa in what is being called "the largest dog fighting operation in US history." He travels widely to present BR's lessons learned in housing, training and placing pit bulls.
Back home, he shares the responsibility of training BAD RAP’s foster dogs and educating their adopters. He's married to Donna Reynolds and is happily owned by three personal dogs. When he's not doing dog duty he’s in his woodshop, carving portraits of dogs in the old world carousel style.
To contact: Tim
Susi provides BAD RAP with support in the areas of business/corporate matters and donor acknowledgement. Her advocacy work with bull breed owners earned her the Wells Fargo Outstanding Community Support Work Award in 2004. When she's not volunteering her spare hours to BAD RAP work, she is the busy president of Bull Terrier Rescue, Inc., a project dedicated to pit bulls' horsey head cousins. In her real job, Susi manages an operational risk department for Wells Fargo and has 30+ years of experience in risk management/loss mitigation; corporate affairs; regulatory compliance; policy implementation; and litigation prevention. She enjoys using her corporate experience to help needy bullies and disadvantaged bull breed owners. She is owned by a bevy of special needs and senior pit bulls and bull terriers.
To contact: Susi
Sarah Williams Outreach Coordinator
Sarah works to expand and improve our ability to help families and their dogs through our Keep'Em Home focus. She's a natural born problem-solver with a background in customer service and large scale event planning. A steady fixture at our spay/neuter events, where she wrangles the many details involved in smoothing out a successful day for the dogs and their families.
Sarah also has a masters degree in clinical psychology and formerly worked as a behavior analyst. She's a proud pit bull and small dog owner, a talented vocalist and worship leader in her church.
To contact: Sarah
Lead Registered Veterinary Technician / Pit Ed Class Instructor
Katie Moyer first joined BADRAP's efforts in 2006 when she adopted Hurricane Katrina survivor 'Sydney.' As lead registered vet tech, she provides leadership and direction for the volunteer crew of vet techs who work with the public to provide vaccinations, microchips and parasite treatments at our monthly ‘Nut Truck’ free health clinic events.
A gifted animal handler and enthusiastic teacher, Katie supports dog owners in reaching their training goals as a Pit Ed instructor during Saturday training classes. She's also served as a foster home for numerous dogs and participated as an evaluator of canine victims from a large scale dog fighting case from Onieda County, Idaho in 2013. She counts dog Toby (photo left) and Sydney as her very best friends.
Foster Home Liason
In 2005, Christine became the Director of Legislative Affairs for BAD RAP, keeping an eye on pertinent state and national legislation and legal issues, and discussing BAD RAP's position and issues with relevant legislators. She's she serves as a fosterhome - most notably, for 'Teddles,' a survivor of Bad Newz Kennels. Her work with Teddles was highlighted in the Washington Post. Christine began her professional career as a judicial law clerk at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. From there, she worked for a brief time as an associate at a private criminal defense firm in Maryland before moving to California to become a staff attorney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. Christine lives with her husband, Rob, kids Sam and Natalie and three permanent resident dogs: Lucy, the mutt, Wiley the husky and BAD RAP alum, Isabelle.
To contact: Christine
Carolyn has been helping BADRAP with QuickBooks support, financial consulting and controller services since 2008. Her support allows BR to map out its budget so our many programs can be actualized. The owner of a busy financial management firm, Carolyn has a long list of professional clients and is especially drawn to supporting innovative and socially-conscious companies. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Fearless Women Entrepreneur Network (since 2010). She also served on the board of Young Women Social Entrepreneurs (YWSE) from 2006-2009. Her pit bull mix, Penny, serves as her muse. Shown here with Penny's good friend Elliot.