Samantha Garcia- Founder/President GK Foundation, LLC dba “Giving4Pets”
Over twenty-five years in building businesses in diverse business sectors from business operations, business start-ups, real estate, grassroots campaigns, healthcare and logistics. Strong background in managing P&L’s, streamlining operations, and generating profit.
Giving back to the community and taking care of my family! I believe in humanity and adore ALL animals. Knowing everyday that my pets are healthy, safe and loved is something I want to pay forward. For years I have known my path is dedicated to animal care and safety.
I believe humanity wants to love, respect and do everything possible to provide a healthy and safe environment for our “Fur Babies” and that is why “Giving4Pets” was started. It gives me hope and I am extremely excited to help pets, their owners and the community, this is my PASSION!
Sean Kosla – Vice President/Co-Founder GK Foundation, LLC ,dba “Giving4Pets”
Mr. Kosla has over 30 years of marketing, sales and business experience. Sean currently owns a successful small business in Phoenix, Arizona. His vast knowledge with community outreach, business consulting and business networking and therefore Sean will lead the fundraising and mass marketing efforts for Giving4Pets and will be focused on educating the community and businesses in the State of Arizona the vision and mission of Giving4Pets.
Sean has a deeply rooted passion for the safety, health and care of all animals. He has rescued and fostered multiple animals and is dedicated to building something inspirational and highly effective in assisting and helping animals avoid abuse, negligence and overall poor quality of life while assisting people in having the tools and resources to provide for the animals they love and care for.
Kendra Garcia – Giving4Pets Secretary/Marketing
An Arizona native and doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon. Vast experience in Real Estate, business management, fundraising fulfillment manager and small business owner. With Kendra’s vast knowledge of the valley along with her passion for helping people and fur babies, she has earned many fans and repeat clients.
In her free time, Kendra enjoys spending time with her family and dogs. She loves to cook, going to concerts and traveling. In addition she cares about and is active in Animal Welfare, Civil Rights, Social Action, Economic Empowerment, Environment, Human Rights, Social Services and Health.
Kay Bickford – Giving4Pets Board Member
Mrs. Bickford has over three decades in dog obedience. She was an instructor at Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ. She has trained and owned #1 United States (Golden Retriever): Ch Camelot’s Nobel Fella CDX. Earned admittance in GRCA National Obedience Hall of Fame and achieved fourteen personal obedience degrees awarded by American Kennel Club. Mrs. Bickford has over 20 high scoring dogs in trial awards and earned 9 Best in Shows.
She was a Talk show host of “Pet Talk” on KFYI, Phoenix, AZ for five years and was appointment by Republican and Democratic governors to the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board and served nine years as a board member. Her work training dogs is her passion and has been for over 4 decades. She also loves going to movies, traveling, spending time with her husband and family, especially grandkids and great-grandkids.
Francisco Javier Santacruz Arias – Giving4Pets Director/Board Member
Mr. Francisco Javier Santacruz Arias is a valued member of the business community and currently owns a successful window cleaning business. Francisco is dedicated to exceptional customer service and this dedication has resulted in much repeat business and referrals. Francisco heads up the social media, fundraising, marketing and logistics for the foundation.
Mr. Santacruz Arias has always had a love for animals and dreams of rescuing and helping animals in any way he can throughout his life.