Our committed Board Members guide the strategic direction of our organization and play a vital role in fundraising and in cultivating community partnerships.
Sunrise Ayers has served on SNIP’s Board of Directors since October of 2011. Sunrise is a licensed attorney and a graduate of Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College where she obtained her J.D. and College of Idaho where she obtained her B.A. In law school, Sunrise studied Animal Law, served on the editing staff of the Animal Law Review, was a Co-Director of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, and participated in the Animal Law Moot Court competition. In addition to her work with SNIP, Sunrise has volunteered with Animal Legal Defense Fund and HSUS. Sunrise’s love of animals began at an early age; she began feeding feral cats in her apartment complex at the age of 12 and became a vegetarian for ethical reasons at the age of 13. In addition to a full time career as an attorney at an Idaho non-profit, and her volunteer work, Sunrise is also the mother of two boys.
Tasha Wise has served on SNIP’s Board of Directors since February of 2018. Tasha is a graduate of Boise State University where she obtained her B.S. in communication and English. In addition to her work with SNIP, Tasha has volunteered with Boise Bully Breed Rescue, Idaho Horse Rescue, Idaho Youth Ranch and she is a member of the Idaho Conservation League. Tasha has always joked that she loves animals more than people but she enjoys the intersection of both. Her family has rescued animals all her life and she currently owns four rescue animals (three dogs and a cat – all of whom are, of course, spayed and neutered). Outside of her career and volunteer work, Tasha works at a software development company and explores the Treasure Valley with her animals and her husband.
Amanda is a native of Montana, but has called Boise home since 2015. She grew up with animals as part of her family since childhood, although if she’s honest she does favor dogs over cats. Sadly, she doesn’t have a family pet at the moment, but it’s been her childhood dream to have a female Irish Wolfhound named Saoirse. Amanda loves just about anything British or sci-fi and is always on the lookout for the next great novel to add to her ever growing bucket list. She is a wife and mom to a daughter born in 2014 and a son born in 2008 (who wants a hamster named Humphrey).
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