Meet The Board of Directors
Scotties Rock and Scotties Rock Foundation wants you to meet the Board of Directors:
President - Penny Standley
Vice President - Lady Jayne Blincow LT, LG, SSoSJ, BSc, BA
Secretary - Carmen Folk
Treasurer - Colleen Rafatti
Members at Large: Barbara Brandt, Bev Calvert, Susan Neiman Kuster and Grace MacGregor
Penny Standley, Winchester, Tennessee
Penny lives in middle Tennessee moving there after more than 20 years in Atlanta after growing up in Alaska. Penny is married, has two grown children and now, two Scotties, Duffy (Black age 7) and Mac (Wheaten age 2). Penny’s mother was always enamored with Scotties and had always wanted one but never got to have one. Duffy was found from an ad in a newspaper! So very lucky in so many ways. Penny fell head over heels in love with the breed and knew she wanted another. Penny says “I am thankful that I have the opportunity to help Scotties in need by being a part of the Scotties Rock and Scotties Rock Foundation."
Jayne Blincow, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Jayne has one Scottie, Foxy. She also has a Plummer Terrier named Willow. Jayne loves being organized and helping others. Jayne is disabled so has a lot of free time. She loves reading, writing, and walking the dogs even though she doesn’t walk them as much as she used to but still tries. Jayne has her own business and loves working for herself. Jayne loves Scotties and spends as much of her time as she can helping other people with Scotties.
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.
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."
Barbara Brandt, Houston, Texas
Barbara lives in Houston, Texas, USA, with Steve (my husband), Rory (our wheaten), and Sweet Potato Pie (our guinea pig). I am a preschool music teacher and act in community theater productions whenever possible. Like a Scottie, I may not be very tall but I am extremely determined and rather dramatic! I am the third generation in my family to have Scotties: My paternal grandparents had Scotties, my parents had Scotties, and when it came time for me to have my very own dog, there wasn't any question at all--it had to be a Scottie! I say I am Scottish by dog. And I say that it is no coincidence that "dog" is God spelled backward.
Susan Neiman Kuster, Sonara, CA
Susan lives in Sonora, CA, with her husband and her two Scottish boys., Hamilton (wheaten, 9) and Bhaltair (black). Bhaltair was rescured at age 4 and is now 7. She has always had pets of some sort, but it wasn’t until her beloved English Mastiff crossed the Rainbow Bridge that she decided she needed a Scottie. Her grandmother was born in Scotland, Susan just knew she had to have a Scottie. So in 2004, she got Maisie (named after her grandmother’s sister). In 2009, Hamilton was brought into the family (named after her grandmother’s last name). Sadly, Maisie crossed the Rainbow Bridge in October 2011. In 2015, a Scottie friend, who knew Susan was thinking of getting another Scottie, let her know of a rescue Scottie near where she lives. On Valentines Day, she adopted Bhaltair, and the rest is history. Susan and her husband love to travel in their fifth-wheel trailer, exploring this great country—and of course the Boyz get to explore too!
Grace MacGregor, Napoleon, OH
(MacGregor MacGregor on Facebook)
Grace has been owned by a long line of Scotties, the newest being MacTavish. During the years that she was in Germany, Colorado, and Kuwait, sharing a good life with her late husband Bill, there were also MacDuff, MacKenzie, and the well-known MacGregor. Last July she settled in Ohio for a new chapter.
She enjoys reading, baking, and embroidery and often can be seen gnashing her teeth in frustration over limitations in mobility.
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.