Meet The Board of Directors
Scotties Rock and Scotties Rock Foundation wants you to meet the Board of Directors:
President - Penny Standley
Vice President - Bev Calvert
Secretary - Carmen Folk
Treasurer - Colleen Rafatti
Members at Large: Jane L Bruner, Alexis Maureen, Terry Huggins, Donna Alberici O'Connor and Carol Clark
Penny Standley, Winchester, Tennessee
Penny lives in middle Tennessee, having moved there after more than 20 years in Atlanta and growing up in Alaska. Penny is married, has two grown children, and has two Scotties, Mac (Wheaten, 3) and Odin (Black, 6 mos.). Penny’s mother was enamored of Scotties and always wanted one but never got to have one. Her first Scottie, Duffy (RBB 09/16/2018) was found from an ad in a newspaper—a very lucky happening in so many ways. Penny fell head over heels in love with the breed and knew she wanted another and so along came Mac. After Duffy left for the Bridge, Odin was added to the family. Penny says, “I’m grateful to have the opportunity to help Scotties in need by being a part of the Scotties Rock and Scotties Rock Foundation.”
Bev Calvert, Ontario, Canada
Bev lives in Ontario, Canada and has been owned by canines since the age of 8. Her very first rescue dog, that began her affinity to help any dog in need. Owned currently by two Humane Society lovelies. Daisy & Jemma, adopted at 3 and 3 1/2 y.o. Daisy just turned 12 and Jemma will be 12 in Nov. of this year. Bev's passion is rescue and works with all breed and Irish Wolfhound rescue groups. Since the inception of Scotties Rock, Bev has always been here to help and support us. "One person can make a difference, one dog at a time."
Carmen Folk, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
When Carmen was six years old a neighbor had a Scottish Terrier who started her love of this breed. In adulthood, her love for this breed never wavered. Carmen waited many years and the right situation before she got her first Scottie, Sasha (until then she had beautiful Persian cats) and Indie followed four years later. Anyone who has encountered Carmen has witnessed her love of this breed and all animals. Carmen says “It is a great privilege and honor to being part of a foundation to help Scotties in need of assistance.”
Colleen Rafatti, Sebring, Florida
Colleen lives in Sebring, Florida with her husband Chuck and their two Scotties- Logan and Bristol. Two other Scottie companions are now at the Rainbow Bridge (Miss Maisie, 2018 and Ms. Chloe, 2009). Colleen has a long-standing love of dogs and horses, and previously trained and exhibited both. Ms. Chloe, a special needs girl, led to her special love for Scottish Terriers. Colleen has been active with the Scottie rescue and breed club in Florida, and is a member of Scottish Terrier Club of America. She is well known in rescue auction circles for her donations of Scottie-themed home-baked cookies. An educator by profession, Colleen has overseen diverse programs serving learners ranging from pre-school children through medical school students.
Jane L Bruner, Largo, Florida
Jane lives in Largo, Florida with her two Scotties James and Donovan. She has loved Scotties for 25 years. Several of her Scotties (Colleen, Haggis, Claire and Smudge Pot) have gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Jane collects all things Scottie and is a crazy fan of Tampa Bay Lightening Hockey Team.
Alexis Todd, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alexis (Alexis Maureen on Facebook) lives in a suburb of Minneapolis Minnesota, not far from where she grew up. Alexis is married and currently owned by her 5th and 6th Scotties, Nick & Nora. Nick & Nora were 3-year-old littermates surrendered by their divorcing owners to a local rescue group, and Alexis admits she “foster failed” when Nick climbed into her lap and immediately fell asleep. Alexis has fostered over 50 Scottie rescues in the past 10 years including puppy mill surrenders, plus many abused and abandoned Scotties, and truly understands the emotional and financial needs of pet parents. A Marketing Manager by profession, Alexis says “I am grateful I can combine my love of the unique Scottish Terrier breed plus my marketing expertise to help Scotties in need and am thrilled to join the Scotties Rock Foundation.”
Terry Huggins, Kingsland, Georgia
Terry Huggins live in Kingsland, Georgia with husband Chuck, two Scotties (Doogie and Angus) and Cartman, a Schnauzer/Yorkie mix. I was marked as a baby by Scotties. My parents had one when I was born. Of course it was many, many years and dogs later that we got our first Scottie., Skebo and then Tigger. Both have crossed the Bridge now. I've have been disabled for many years so I usually have time to spend helping all of our furkids. I'm so honored to be able to be part of Scotties Rock/Scotties Rock Foundation.
Donna Alberici O’Connor, Monson, Massachusetts
Donna lives with her husband DB and their sweetie wheatie George C Scot in Monson, Massachusetts and summers on Cape Cod. Both Donna and her husband grew up with dogs, but it wasn’t until 1996 that a Scottie named Olive Dhu put her paw print on their hearts. After that they knew there was no other breed for them. They quickly added J. Bruce McConchie to the family and as one crossed the RBB another was added: Sir Walter Scott followed by Mary Queen of Scots. Knowing how important a role Scotties play in their lives, Donna is delighted to be affiliated with a foundation that helps Scotties and their humans in their time of need.
Carol Clark, Narin, Scotland, UK
Carol lives in a coastal town of Nairn, Scotland, UK on the Moray Firth, very close to the city of Inverness, with her husband Frank and their two girls. Poppy, an eight year old West Highland Terrier whom they rehomed has been with them for just over three y ears. Their baby and first Scottish Terrier, Annag, joined their family 2 years ago as a pup and made our dreams come true.
It was always Carol & Frank’s intention to have these two breeds of dogs together just like an advert made to advertise a certain Scottish drink, however it took many years. As a child, Carol was brought up to enjoy and be responsible for looking after her family pet, and feel strongly about animal welfare. It is a area of her life that has always been encouraged by both of her parents growing up and so continued throughout the years. Carol has supported animal charitable organizations in the UK for many years, and enjoys the correspondence and regular updates received.
Carol’s hobbies include travel, reading, cookery, gardening, flower arrangement and several crafts such as felting, weaving and beading which she finds very rewarding and relaxing. Carol’s working back ground was in hair and beauty, which after many years of training and experience led to a diploma in Trichology, specializing in the treatment of diseases and disorders affecting the scalp and hair.
Carol is now retired and enjoying life with her family and having the time to participate in what is dear to she and my family. Carol has been a member of SR and SRF for some time now, and is delighted to be joining and looking forward to becoming a team member of the Board of Scotties Rock and Scotties Rock Foundation.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of your board members.
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.