Introducing the SRF Board of Directors
Your Board is happy to serve you and your beloved Scotties.
Here's some info about the folks who make up this volunteer organization.
Here's some info about the folks who make up this volunteer organization.
Carmen Folk, President Calgary, Alberta, Canada
One of the founding Board Members of Scotties Rock Foundation, Carmen has filled several positions on the Board but always in the forefront is the love of the Scottish Terrier breed! Her career path as a hairstylist and educator with a major Professional hair color company allows her to travel the globe.
Her contributions to the Board include organizing and working on all aspects of the SRF Auctions, designing the SRF Brochure and promotional gift bags along with the willingness to dive in to fill any need, artistic or otherwise!
Penny Standley, Vice President Winchester, Tennessee USA
Penny lives in middle Tennessee, after more than 20 years in Atlanta and growing up in Alaska. Penny is married, has two grown children, and one Scottie, Mac. Penny’s first Scottie, Duffy resulted in falling head over heels in love with the breed, knew she wanted another, and so along came Mac. After Duffy left for the Bridge (September 16, 2018), Odin joined the family.
Penny was one of the original founders of Scotties Rock Foundation. In addition to her duties as Vice President, she is also responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts and Rainbow Bridge tributes.
Penny says, “I am honored to be able to make a difference in the Scottie community, providing support during difficult times, giving strength for today and hope for many tomorrows for Scotties and their families by being a part of Scotties Rock and Scotties Rock Foundation.”
Keely Abel, Treasurer Huntsville, Alabama USA
Keely is married and has three Scotties : Macy, Grace and Finn. She has had many years working with various rescue groups before purchasing her first Scottie, Willie in 2004. Willie trained and educated Keely about the breed and from that experience, there was no turning back. Her fierce love of the breed has committed her to help an organization whose mission is to help Scotties. Keely has worked in the accounting profession for over 41 years.
Joanna Chen Ancelet, Secretary Aliso Viejo, California USA
Joanna grew up in Southern California where she mainly had mixed breeds her whole life. It wasn’t until she met her husband Ben, where he had Scotties growing up that they decided to get their own. Since Joanna’s first born arrived, she became obsessed with the breed. Her friends often refer to her as a “psycho dog mom” because everything she does is for her fur-children Sherlock and Joan Watson. For the most part she refuses to go anywhere that does not allow dogs. She has been in the healthcare industry for over ten years and enjoys helping others. She is often referred to as “the mom” in her group of friends and enjoys nurturing the people and dogs she loves. (Really any dog!) She enjoys coordinating and going to Scottie meet-ups and collecting all things Scotties. Funny because she remembers telling Ben that she will never be one of those that collects Scotties items around the house. Well… let’s just say that didn’t last very long. Unfortunately when Sherlock was a few weeks shy of his first birthday he had to undergo emergency surgery. Joanna and Ben were devastated. Before they really knew about the Foundation they set up a gofundme. Joanna and Ben are still very grateful for their Facebook and Instagram family that helped raise enough funds to help cover his surgery.
Joanna then vowed that she wanted to pay it forward and help as many Scotties as possible. Joanna says, “Not only can I feed my addiction of collecting Scottie items with the SRF biannual auction, I also get to make a difference. I can continue to ‘pay it forward’ for everyone that helped Sherlock at his time of need on a whole other level. I am honored to be able to volunteer my time to a charity that I can stand behind 100%”
Becky Waynee Bratten, Member at Large Las Vegas, Nevada USA
A native of Michigan who relocated to Las Vegas 20 years ago, Becky is a retired Director of Health Information Management (Medical Records) and worked in hospitals throughout her entire career. She and her husband Bill have one adult daughter who also lives in Las Vegas.
When she retired and was home full time, they decided to grow the family again and finally get another dog (their Airedale, Charlie, crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 1994.) And along came their Scottie, Piper Louise, and a new role for Becky as “the Warden” for Piper. Piper immediately won both of their hearts and Becky is convinced that no other breed will ever be enough again.
Becky has assisted with the last five auctions and looks forward to duties as assigned. This year she spearheaded the Scotties Rock Calendar project. Becky loves to help people (hence her career in healthcare) and finds working with Scotties Rock Foundation very rewarding in helping dogs and their owners.
Jane L Bruner, Member at Large Largo, Florida USA
Jane lives in Largo, Florida with her Scottie Donovan. She has loved Scotties for more than 25 years. Several of her Scotties (Colleen, Haggis, Claire, Smudge Pot and James) have gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Jane collects all things Scottie and is a crazy fan of the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Team.
While serving on the Board, Jane created a system to aid donors pack breakable items. She sends each donor a guideline to insure their treasure arrives in one piece. Those who have received her cards of support or condolences know her as the Sunshine Lady of the Foundation. Jane’s compassion for people and animals is pervasive throughout the Foundation.
When asked why she wanted to be part of the Board she replied, “To help Scotties and learn something new.”
Barbara Brandt, Member at Large Houston, Texas USA
Barbara Brandt is returning to the Scotties Rock Foundation as a Member at Large. She is the third generation of her family to have Scotties, and she has had one nearby most of her life. Tango Max is her fourth very own boy. Barbara is a preschool music teacher who acts on stage whenever possible. She and her husband, Steve Tower, live in Houston, Texas. Barbara believes passionately in the power of SRF to help Scotties and the people who love them.
Toby Willow Haynes, Member at Large Shelbyville, Tennessee USA
Bio to come.
Naomi Waynee, Member at Large Buckeye, Arizona USA
A Michigan native who relocated to Arizona 41 years ago. She is a retired Hematology Supervisor (Hospital Laboratory) and worked in hospitals throughout her thirty year career.
She currently lives one Rat Terrier (Frankie Jean) and two Bull Terriers (YaYa and Dougal). She exhibits her dogs and has finished championships on many of them. She is also an AKC judge for Bull terriers and Miniature Bull Terriers and has judged in the USA, Canada and Australia.
She has served on many terrier club boards including the Bull Terrier Club of America.
She has supported the Scotties Rock Foundation's auctions for the last three years. She is known in the auctions as Piper Bratten's Auntie Naomi.
Naomi is always willing to help people and dogs when she is able.
Scotties Rock Foundation is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Public Charitable organization established in 2016 to assist Members with unexpected veterinary expenses. All requests for assistance must be submitted to a Board Member.