Meet our Happiness Team!

As a Happiness Team, helping people and their pets - no matter what their station in life - is our passion.

If you are interested in serving on our board of directors or acting as a committee Chair please email Beth Green at info@mydogeatsfirst.com.

Beth Green, Founder/ Executive Director

Beth has always had a combined love and passion for animals and people and dedicates herself full time to her family, her friends and the management and growth of her business, Paws Pet Care Pet Sitting and Dog Walking and to My Dog Eats First. Beth has a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Business Management from Sullivan University. She has an extensive background in traditional, social media and web-based marketing. Her hobbies include shopping, camping, volleyball, reading voraciously, watching the History Channel (Vikings!), writing blogs and articles for various publications and snow-skiing in the winter. She loves to spend time with her people-kids, her fur-kids and her homeless friends in the community.

Carolyn Wolf - Vice President

Carolyn Wolf is the founder and director for On The Go Personal Assistants. Carolyn brings with her a myriad of executive and entrepreneur skills with over twenty years experience.  Carolyn knows what it takes to get the job done and always goes above and beyond expectations.  Being a multi-tasker and overflowing with an abundance of energy, creativity and attention to detail, Carolyn enjoys donating her time to local non-profit organizations and has served on various committees.  On The Go allows Carolyn to continue to reach out to others while helping them balance the pressures of work and personal life. She is committed to making your to-do list her top priority and giving you back the most precious resource in life… your time.

Helping people is a passion of mine and running an on-demand errand/personal assistant company comes naturally to me! I am a native of Louisville and a proud mother of two beautiful children!

Marilyn McLendon - Secretary

Marilyn has always loved animals (especially cats) but was a late-comer to the animal rescue world. Looking to add some meaning to her life as she approached 40, she started volunteering with a local animal shelter. She overheard the staff talking about their desperate need for foster homes for the many cats and kittens and volunteered to take home a mom cat and her two kittens. Ten years, 600+ fosters and more than 50,000 hours of volunteer time later, Marilyn continues to love having a house full of animals needing her love and attention. Although she loves her work with animals, she was looking for a way to more directly serve people and came across My Dog Eats First. It has been a perfect way for her to combine her love of animals and her desire to help the “widows and orphans” of Louisville. She is honored to serve on the Board of Directors and is excited about what the future holds. Marilyn was born in Georgia but raised in New York, Missouri and Kentucky. She graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College and has lived and worked in Louisville since 1986. She is a “mother” to five cats and a dog.

Lauren R. Rosche - Board Member

Lauren is a huge animal lover...she has taken her passion for animals and turned her dream of owning an animal rescue group into a reality. Lauren owns Rescue Me of Kentuckiana which has been in operation since 11/2013. She previously worked with Woodstock Animal Foundation as a foster/rescuer for 10 yrs. Lauren graduated in 1988 from Presentation Academy and went on to college and graduated from Argosy University with her bachelors degrees in Psychology. Lauren now works full time as an Office Manager for Healthpoint Associates. She loves her career but animals are her passion. Lauren has 9 children, 9 grandchildren and a wonderful husband. She loves camping, hiking, fishing, traveling, coaching volleyball, being a Girl Scout Leader and spending time with friends and family. She looks forward to serving the homeless and their pets each Wednesday night and has incorporated her family and friends into volunteering and sharing her excitement about volunteering. She is very excited about serving on the Board of Directors for MDEF and looks forward to what the future holds for MDEF.

Sharon Coyle - Board Member

A self professed "poster child for ADD", Sharon has been an electrical designer, hairdresser, realtor, administrative assistant, caterer...Sharon finally channeled all her creative energy into doing what she was ALWAYS passionate about - working with Pets. She has owned and operated a professional pet sitting business called "The Pet Lady" for over 8 years and has never looked back. Sharon says that she feels a great privilege to be working with My Dog Eats First because of all the wonderful things that we are doing for people....but even more so with their pets in mind. She loves that people are so willing to help and give to others especially when it involves pets.

Emily Clement - Board Member, Veterinary Program Coordinator

Emily has worked in the veterinary field over 20 years. Her experience ranges from animal shelters, emergency medicine, wildlife rehabilitation, to education (and everything in between). She obtained her Veterinary Technology license in 1998 after graduating from Murray State University. She is passionate about finding humane solutions for homeless/ underserved animal populations as well as their people. This led her to obtain a Masters of Public Administration with the focus area in non-profit organization. Currently, she teaches in the Veterinary Technology Department at Brown Mackie College- Louisville, instilling her students with the same passion she has for the field. Emily resides in Louisville, KY on a mini-farm she shares with 5 dogs, a cat, chickens, and a pig (that sleeps inside). Her near future hopes and dreams include lavender farming and beekeeping.

Leslie Hansford - Board Member, Volunteer Coordinator

Leslie was born and raised in New Albany, IN but has lived in Louisville since 1987. She was a political science major at Indiana University and and attended Valparaiso School of Law for two years. Leslie has worked in the legal field since 1989. Her specialities include real estate law, risk/litigation and privacy matters. Leslie grew up in a pet friendly home where they always took in strays to care for and love. She once counted that she has probably had over 50 pets in her lifetime! Instead of "people" kids, Leslie has her fur-babies at home, Katie – an English Coon Hound, Arnie, pit bull and Hank a Chorkie –chihuahua yorkie mix.

Will & Becky West - Board Members, Human Services Coordinators