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Board of Directors

Lauri Neale

President and Medical Director

Lauri is involved with all aspects of Golden Beginnings from intake through the adoption of our dogs. However, her expertise relates to the medical care of our dogs. She has developed relationships with all of our veterinarians to ensure our dogs receive the best medical care possible. She also represents GBGRR with national rescue organizations.

Mike Patterson

Vice President and Secretary

Mike has been been involved with Golden Beginnings for over fifteen years. He is currently the leader of the GBGRR adoption team. He works closely with our adoption applicants, as well as our foster team, to match dogs with their forever homes.

Lou Boxleitner


Lou manages the day to day financial operations for Golden Beginnings. He is responsible for our banking accounts, conducts financial tracking of our donations, and compiles our financial reports.