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Our Board Members

Bobbi Brien Founder of White Mountain Pets Food Pantry

Bobbi Brien

Founder & CEO

Email: wmpetspantry@outlook.com

Bobbi is the founder of White Mountain Pets Food Pantry, an #advocate for #animalwelfare, and connects her community to resources which aid in feeding animals. She is a seasoned businesswoman, striving to bring happiness to her community by providing pet food assistance to low-income pet families and to all non-profit organizations in Northern Arizona in need of good pet food nutrition.

 

"I believe in trusting my instincts. While there is always more that can be done to help those in need in our community, there's no doubt that we are making a significant difference. Success is not measured in terms of wealth or profit, but by the opportunity to help others.”

Bobbi moved to Concho, AZ, from Montana, in 2016, and has experience in crisis intervention, working with individuals diagnosed as having serious mental illness, autism, and intellectual disabilities; in addition, she has extensive training to better serve populations representing a range of neurological and psychological disorders. Trained by the State of Arizona, as a social worker II. 

A Native American woman, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, and native of a small-town in rural Alaska where she grew up. She earned her MBA in business from Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and her B.A. in technical writing and communications from Western Washington University, Bellingham Washington. In her free time, Bobbi loves to take country walks with her ginormous pet pig she calls “Missy,” and enjoys tending to her miniature goats, cats, and dogs.

Dianne Peterson White Mountain Pets Food Pantry Board Treasurer

Dianne Peterson

Board Treasurer

Email: painteddi@gmail.com

Dianne stands with Bobbi, as her sidekick, to bring about her dream of advocating for animal welfare. Dianne likes to stand up for the underdog.

“Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission – to be of service to them whenever they require it,” Saint Francis of Assisi.

With her, Dianne brings eight years of experience of bookkeeping from an HVAC company she co-owned, as well as managing the family money for 30 years. One of her loves is helping others and prefers to stay out of the limelight. She currently serves 1-2 times a week at the local food bank, and several times a week for her church.

Dianne lives in Taylorsville, UT. She is honest, hardworking, and conscientious. The advantages provided by the internet has enabled Dianne to function as treasurer and support her friend Bobbi in her efforts to help feed the animals in the White Mountains. Part of her duties include keeping the books and setting up Zoom meetings.

Bobbi and Dianne met while working for the Department of Developmental Disabilities in Show Low, AZ. Dianne was the team’s administrative support. Dianne has an associate degree in general studies from BYU-Idaho.

Dianne grew up as an Army brat and has lived in many states and countries. She was born in Germany on an Army base. The true loves of Dianne’s life are her eight grandchildren (and two on the way). You can find Dianne at home helping watch her one grandchild, Mason. She has six children and four bonus children, along with some of the children’s friends, who are just like family. Family is especially important to her. Dianne also enjoys challenge and change and is ready to tackle whatever comes her way. She loves painting her house and anyone else’s. You will find her out in the yard working whenever there is good weather. She likes to enjoy the beauty nature provides. She and her husband go for bike rides and hikes throughout the summer.

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