Meet the Team

Elaine Starks
Chief Development Officer

Specializing in nonprofit philanthropy, Elaine is a seasoned nonprofit professional with more than 20 years of expertise in developing and executing successful programs in philanthropy. She focuses on the financial needs of each program and provides a structured theoretical and practical applications approach to meeting the agency’s highest financial priorities.


Meg Flynn
Program Manager

In 2004, Meg began as a volunteer Puppy Raiser and was later hired as Office Manager. Meg attended Bergin University of Canine Studies in 2006 and became a Certified Assistance Dog Instructor and Power Paws Assistance Dog Program Manager. Meg is dedicated to training and placing assistance dogs with people with disabilities. Meg has two Degrees; Hotel and Restaurant Management and Information Technology. Married with two adult children, Meg has one grandchild.


Jessa Sterling
Canine Development Coordinator/Trainer

Jessa assists in all aspects of training, starting when each litter is born, and spanning to training support after placement for the life of our dogs. Jessa oftens gives educational talks and demonstrations to schools and organizations throughout the valley. Jessa has been training dogs professionally for the last five years. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Agricultural Communications and Journalism and minor in Psychology. While a student at Texas A&M University, Jessa served as an Officer & Puppy Raiser Supervisor of Texas A&M Aggie Guide-Dogs and Service-Dogs.