Certified Dog Trainer
Veronica Selco is a certified professional dog trainer and an advocate for animal wellness. Veronica is a Karen Pryor Academy Training Partner (KPA CTP), Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI), Animal Massage & Care Provider (AMCP) for small and large animals, and is also certified in Dog Yoga through the University of Las Vegas (UNLV). She is an AKC Evaluator for Canine Good Citizen®, S.T.A.R. Puppy®, Community Canine®, Urban Canine Good Citizen® and Trick Dog®. Veronica contributes approximately $500 a month to the organization. Veronica’s additional strengths are event planning and support. She has been an integral force in running our Thrift Store.,
Crystal Solis owns Freddie Ramon, a creative design and branding firm located in Las Vegas. She specializes in conceptual design, unique finishes, and millwork design, and has provided design services for Wynn Resorts, Cosmopolitan, and many other high-profile properties. Crystal is the director of our Chi of Hearts program, which focuses on saving Chihuahuas and Chi mixes, the second most euthanized breed in the shelter system. She coordinates approximately 20 foster homes and runs weekly adoption events. Crystal’s strengths are program development, team building, and project coordination. Her recent clients are being cultivated for significant support of the organization.
Jennifer Braster, Esq.
Jennifer Braster is a Business Litigation Attorney and managing partner at Naylor & Braster Attorneys at Law. She practices in commercial litigation, consumer finance, and appellate law. In addition, Jennifer represents dog owners in constitutional rights claims stemming from the shooting of their animals. She has also represented pet owners in dog custody cases as well as other animal-related legal matters. Jennifer’s strength is in assisting HAVLV with legal issues that may arise. Additionally, she makes a monthly monetary contribution and her law firm, Naylor & Braster, has been a regular sponsor of Family Fur and Fun Festival.
Sheryl Greenblatt (Green)
Writer / Professional Speaker
Sheryl is a professional speaker and content writer, working with businesses to improve their sales and communication through the power of story. She’s the co-founder and President of The Cause Marketing Chamber of Commerce, an organization that ignites opportunities between businesses and nonprofits for the purpose of elevating the community, and the author of several business books. Sheryl serves as our Director of Communications, handling television and radio appearances, and co-organizes our largest annual event, Family, Fur, and Fun. Sheryl’s strengths are public speaking, connecting us with community partners, writing, media relations, and fundraising event coordination. She has brought significant donations through her networking efforts and donates 10% of her speaking engagements and book sales to HAVLV.
Dr Terry Muratore
Dr. Muratore is integral to our success and has single- handedly made it possible for us to focus on the old, sick, and broken rescue dogs and cats. His heart and compassion for the homeless pets seems an anomaly within the field. Last year alone, he discounted our rescue nearly $50,000. We were thrilled when he joined the board. Current strengths are evident, however, we feel that his potential to help raise funds is yet untapped. He has very high-profile clients who can be cultivated. He is excited about developing Hearts Alive’s own veterinary clinic for our rescue pets and the struggling low-income community.
Nikki Martinez is the foster mom behind @myfosterkittens on Instagram and the founder of Fostering a Purpose (an apparel company with the purpose of giving back to animal welfare organizations). Nikki has fostered hundreds of cats and kittens and specializes in caring for critical care and neonatal kittens. Nikki serves on the Board of Directors for C5 in Las Vegas and is an active TNR (trap-neuter-return) trapper who is making an effort to reduce the feral cat population. She is committed to teaching and guiding others to do the same in their community and has been integral in helping us build a powerhouse kitten foster program. We doubled our foster homes and reduced our veterinary costs tremendously under her direction. Her strengths include her more than 314k Instagram followers who have kept us in kitten food and supplies, have raised thousands of dollars for HAVLV, and have helped placed special needs cats and kittens around the country. She is frequently invited to speak and teach at national events with Jackson Galaxy and Beth Stern (Howard Stern’s wife).