President/Treasurer is Nikki Illgen. She has a rescued 8 year old spayed German Shepherd/Lab mix, Shelbie. She has also rescued a 2 year old German Shepherd, Axe. She lives in Machesney Park, IL. In her spare time she enjoys being outside, shopping and concerts. She looks forward to working with GSAS and helping it grow to its' full potential.
Vice President and Co-Founder is Lori Abdul. She was born and raised in Staten Island N.Y. She has over 20 years experience as a groomer and owned and operated a grooming salon in the Pocono's before relocating to Rockford in 2006. Lori also worked at a local no-kill shelter as a assistant supervisor for 1 1/2 years. She still resides in Rockford; she has 3 kids, the oldest is an Architect, the middle is in the Air Force and the youngest is in college. She now has a chiwini mix, Dixie.
Secretary is Carmen Santana. Carmen has been a dog trainer for 8 years, she specializes on dog behavior. Carmen owns 1 dog, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. She has 1 daughter, 2 sons and 3 grandchildren and lives in Belvidere, IL.
We welcome all new comers! We look forward to seeing your application and meeting with you to help us make a difference one dog at a time!