With a substantial background in animal welfare, particularly dogs and horses, Marcus currently raises Arabian horses on his farm in north Texas. He is locally active helping to rescue and adopt homeless dogs, as well as cats, and even a horse now and then. Marcus also serves on the board of directors of a regional horse association, and volunteers for various community and regional activities.
A former teacher and business owner, Rodney has been active in the welfare of both dogs and cats since he was a teenager. Since 2006, he has become extensively involved in creating the foundation for K9Nation as a definitive solution to pet overpopulation and cruelty.
A longtime restaurateur of New York City, Eileen relocated to Southern California to purse additional business interests. She worked closely with Cleveland Amory assisting with his Fund for Animals. Ever since, she has involved herself in the cause of anti-cruelty to various animals particularly dogs.
What is a Board of Directors?
A corporation operates as a legal entity such as an individual person. Just as a person may enter into contracts, open bank accounts, buy and sell things, etc., so can corporations. Just as an individual is responsible for his or her affairs, a corporation’s board of directors assumes corporate responsibility.
A for-profit corporation’s board of directors is responsible to the stockholders who own the business.But since nobody “owns” a nonprofit corporation, the Board of Directors is accountable to the public in general. Accountability is accomplished with a board that represents the public.
K9Nation’s founding three-person board consists of the founder and two others instrumental in the creation of the organization. Our intention is to establish a board of directors that represents the human and geographic diversity of our supporters.To maximize public accountability, however, K9Nation’s Council of Advisors provides advice based upon a widespread consensus of the most active and responsible individuals throughout the country.