Board President – Cindy and her husband Tom are both active in their farming operation and own Oak Street Manufacturing in Monticello. They have been providing forever homes for Saint Bernards and Mastiffs since 2000. Currently, Saints Bella and Greta and their Mastiff mix Charlie reside with them. Cindy enjoys spending time with their grandchildren, year round gardening, and cooking.
Treasurer – Lisa was raised in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Iowa in 2013. She began working at Honkamp Krueger in 2015 and is currently the partner in charge of the Audit department. She is married to Mike Batman. Lisa has one son, Bronson, who lives in St. Louis and two step-sons, Blake and Cole, who live in Monticello. Lisa and Mike have 2 dogs; Zeus, a Great Dane; and Max, a yellow Labrador Retriever. Their involvement with AWF began as foster parents for dogs even before the shelter was opened. When not busy with work or with her dogs, you will likely find Lisa working in her flower gardens or spending time with friends.
Board Member – Candy began volunteering for AWF in 2004 after AWF reached out to the community for volunteers. Candy has been AWF’s top fundraiser for many of those years. Her efforts include the annual summer bake sales and Tupperware parties.
Candy is pictured here with her dog Bailey. Candy also has numerous outdoor cats on her farm.
Profession: Retired Reprographics Coordinator
Board Member – From Cimarron, Kansas, Mike and his wife Lisa live in Monticello. Lab Max and former AWF shelter dogs Zeus, the Great Dane, and Lab Cody share their home has well. In addition to serving the AWF board, Mike is an active shelter volunteer, foster, and fundraiser. When he can find time, he likes to hunt, fish and golf.
Board Member – Jon has been on the board since September, 2019. He was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa and has resided in Monticello for the past 10 years with his wife Trisha. Currently they have 2 rescue animals, Otis James, a miniature golden doodle, and a cat, Toby. They have 3 children; Todd, Jennifer and Sidney and a grandson Trey. Jon has worked for Theisen’s Home Farm Auto for 12 years, currently as a Commercial Sales Rep. In his free time, he enjoys working in his yard, outdoor activities and sporting events.
Profession: Commercial Sales Rep
Board Member – Deb was raised in Cresco Iowa. She started practicing dentistry in 1992 in Anamosa. She is married to David, who works beside her at the dental office as her business manager. They have 4 kids; Em, Abby, Alex, and Jaden. They have 4 dogs; Cork, a Shih Tzu; Bella, a miniature Shih Tzu; Soni, a Brittany Spaniel; and Eliza, a hyper 1 year old Vizsla. If she is not at work you may find her in her pool or scrapbooking in her craft room or fishing with husband. She is an avid Hawkeye. She is also serving on the Jones Co Board of Health and the Iowa Academy of General Dentistry.
Profession: D.D.S. MAGD
Honorary Board Member – Mark has 33 years experience in law enforcement in Jones County (15 as Jones County Sheriff) and has always been a big AWF supporter. When contacted by the AWF co-founders back in 2003, he was very pleased to support the group since there had never been anything in place in the county to help the stray dogs. Early in his career as sheriff, Mark was responsible for helping draft the county ordinance regarding stray animals. Whenever AWF has asked for his help or an opinion in an animal-related issue, he always did his best to help or offer guidance within the law. With this experience and his support of AWF, we couldn’t be more pleased than to have Mark involved with AWF!
Mark is pictured here with his wife Doris and their dog Clyde.
Profession: Retired, Former Jones County Sheriff