Tammy Jones (President)
Several generations of my family were born and raised in the Springfield area I am proud to call this city home. My husband of 30+years and I have two sons, the oldest is recently married and the youngest lives in the mountains of Colorado. I have yet to find the nest empty as we share it with several recued kitties and a 90lb Silver Lab named Chip.
Over the past 30 years, I have operated several businesses. My early work focused on Interior Décor and Design, specializing in interior painting, and faux finishes, as well as wallpapering, and painted murals. From 1999 till the present I have found my passion as a Real Estate Investor. For many years I have maintained a Broker/Sales license in Missouri, currently held with Murney Associates. I’ve invested in many types of Real Estate, my favorite being farmland northwest of Springfield and properties around Table Rock Lake. But I am most proud of providing safe and affordable housing in my community.
Being self employed has allowed me the opportunity to volunteer and serve on many committees, as well as hold offices on several boards, one as President and a volunteer Docent for The Gray/ Campbell Farmstead a historical based Non profit focused on teaching the History of Springfield and lifestyle during the Civil war era.
Presently I am serving on the Board of K9s For Camos. Helping promote the Mission and Goals that John has for this non-profit is a privilege. Hearing the stories of how a rescued dog changes the lives of so many is heartwarming. K9s For Camos is truly a life changer.
Josh Pruschen (President Elect)
Within the community Josh serves as the Vice President for K9’s for Camo, Associate Board for the Springfield Little Theater, Development Board for Humane Society of Southwest Missouri, and the Social Chair of the local Rotaract Club. On the national level Josh has spoken at national conference about business management and is apart of the Steering Committee for the American Gem Society.
Jacob Sanders (Treasurer)
Chelsea Huff (Secretary)
After spending a year at Jordan Valley, Jennifer left the corporate world to spend more time with her family. Jennifer is married to Jon Swope and has two daughters, now 14 and 12. Both girls attend Gloria Deo Academy and are home-schooled part-time. Jon and Jennifer live on 11 acres where they enjoy gardening, raising chickens, and caring for bees. They have two gigantic black labs, Rosie and Lilly, who keep the entire family totally entertained and extremely busy.
Jennifer has volunteered with many local charity organizations, primarily assisting with financial setup or cleanup, fund-raising events, and serving on the board of directors in many cases. The organizations she has worked with include Springfield Little Theatre, Lost & Found Grief Center, United Way of the Ozarks, Girls on the Run of Southwest Missouri, Wilder Elementary School, and Gloria Deo Academy.
Following graduation, she taught school in the Spokane R VII Missouri district from 1994 to 2004. In addition to teaching elementary education, she coached girl’s basketball and taught adaptive PE at the high school level.
In 2005 she stepped away from teaching to make a career change and moved into the financial industry. She earned her Series 7, Series 63 and Insurance license. From 2005 to 2011 Jo worked at A. G. Edwards as a Financial Consultant.
For the last seven years she has been employed by Bank of Missouri and recently moved to the brand-new Nixa branch to help get it started. Jo is a member of the Christian County Lions Club. Currently she serves as Second Vice President and is a member of the Sight & Hearing committee.
Jo has always had dogs. She loves animals and being outdoors, and she understands how the companionship of a special dog can help heal life’s wounds. Having pets helps to build self esteem in children and adults.
Part of Jo’s motivation for working with Camos for Canines is to honor her father, and all our country’s veterans. Her father was a World War II veteran who earned a purple heart.
Dr. Loren M. Lundstrom (Veteran Affairs)
Kevin has lived in the Springfield/Rogersville area for 55 years. He is a local entrepreneur who is actively involved in the community. Kevin has been helping K9s For Camo with training classes even before he was a board member. He uses his own highly trained dog at classes to help veteran/dog teams with obedience and task training. He is in charge of K9s For Camo’s training outline and volunteer trainer outreach.