Krystalynn has had a strong love of wolves since doing a school report on them in the 4th grade. She has dedicated herself to wolfdog rescue for nearly five years, having worked with more than 60 wolfdogs in the process. Krystalynn fell in love with and adopted Echo in 2018 as a completely feral creature coming out of one of the largest and most egregious hoarding situations the wolfdog community has seen. Through years of love, patience and dedication Echo has blossomed into a thriving family dog and ambassador for her kind. Most recently Krystalynn headed the GOTW Rescue Response Team traveling to Alaska to rescue four F1 Wolf Hybrids; and through the process welcomed Gunnar into her forever pack. Krystalynn hopes to ignite a love of wolves and a better understanding of wolfdogs though education, advocacy and sharing the rescue stories of some very special wolfdogs.
Angie Van Cook
Over 20 years experience as a animal handler ( from exotic animals to common pets to livestock) and 8 plus years in security work. Passionate in both fields. Currently studying working my way up the ladder to achieve my animal law degree. Very professional and hardworking, always show up to work on time, often stay late and pick up additional hours to help out. Very efficient in managing large numbers of employees, teach : de-escalation, verbal judo, basic hand gun, first aid, first response, report writing, contraband and drug paraphernalia. I come from a extremely strict, career military family. I have my DD214 medical discharge from the army in which my mos was military police. I have three years with Providence police department corresponding training, mainly focusing on canine unit and mounted unit training and handling. Graduated from the Rhode Island state police citizens Academy in 2021. I have also assisted with many animal cruelty investigations and cases undercover since 2016. My soul animal is a wolf an I’ve always tried to advocate for them and tried to help educate the community about them. Wolfdogs and hybrids are something that I am continually learning about. Formally I was the district manager for Ness and currently I am a training manager for DTA Security, and a animal Cruelty investigator in CT. I also run a business, in which I rehabilitate and train, aggressive dogs and breed an show Rottweilers. Will be relocating to Florida, in which I will be opening a DTA Security Branch and a pet café.
Director of Development and Rescue
McKenzie has been involved with animals her whole life and has always had a passion for wolves especially. After discovering a wolfdog rescue near where she resides in Minnesota, she quickly became very involved and hands-on with the wolfdogs. This became her place of peace and building special bonds. She has continued to serve as a consistent, strong asset where she raises funds for vet appointments, food and supplies, and transportation costs to ship wolfdogs to their new homes. She also volunteers at two humane societies and fosters dogs, so she understands the different operations of rescue. She is the proud mom of a Siberian Husky and a wolfdog. Her goal and objectives are to protect wolfdogs against their misrepresentation while saving as many as she can with the teamwork of her fellow trustee teammates.