Maureen Maurer, Co-Founder, Executive Director
Maureen has worked in the Assistance Dog industry for over 20 years. She was born and raised in Seattle, and graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. As a CPA, she combines a strong business background with a Masters of Science in Canine Studies. She has been invited to share her innovative training methods at conferences in Europe, Asia, South America, and the US. Her devotion to helping people with disabilities has resulted in tens of thousands of people who’s lives have been impacted by Assistance Dogs.
Will Maurer, Co-Founder, President
Will graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has been working in the Assistance Dog industry for over 20 years. Together, he and Maureen grew Assistance Dogs of Hawaii into one the most successful providers of Assistance Dogs in the country. Will oversees all of the facilities and construction projects. Described as the backbone of the organization, his work behind the scenes of the organization keeps all daily activities running smoothly.
Stacy Goodfellow, Program Manager
Stacy graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She is currently a graduate student at Seattle University pursuing a Masters in Nonprofit Managment. Stacy volunteered with the Medical Scent Detection research study at our Maui campus, and is also the proud puppy raiser of Walker, one of our newest puppies-in-training!
Jennifer Billot, Instructor
Jennifer first began as an intern at our Hawaii campus in 2012. She recently graduated with a Master of Science in Canine Life Sciences from Bergin University, in Rohnert Park, CA. Jennifer lives in Seattle and leads puppy classes in the northwest, in addition to assisting with graduate follow-up support, outreach programs, and team training camps.
Erin Jasper, Instructor
Erin lives in Portland, Oregon where she works as a School Psychologist serving children with disabilities. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Psychology and received an Ed.S. degree in School Psychology. Erin has an extensive background in training both dogs and horses, and now combines her love for animals and helping people in her current role as Assistance Dog Instructor.
Board of Directors:
-Will Maurer, Founder, President
-Maureen Maurer, CPA, MBA, Treasurer
-Dr. Michael Hankal, CPA, MBA, Treasurer
-Steve Siadek, Consultant, Secretary
-Jan Apo, Attorney