Martha, is the president and founder of Foliage Retrievers Service Dogs. She founded FRSD after learning that despite having multiple debilitating chronic illnesses and a diagnosis of PTSD, she was ineligible for a service dog from most organizations.
As Foliage Retrievers Service Dogs grows, Martha hopes to begin to serve more underserved disabled individuals interested in receiving a service dog.
Andres joined FRSD because of his passion for humans’ best friends and because of his deep understanding of the challenges that underserved disabled communities face, especially in the developing countries where Andres grew up.
Mary has been in Retail Banking for 25 years working with Small Business and Retail customers. Mary and her husband Walter, moved to Weare, NH in 2005 and started Meriwhite Labradors. They bred and trained puppies until 2009. Drawn to the wonderful temperament of these great dogs Meriwhite Labradors wanted to provide well-trained, healthy pups with the right personalities that would become a beloved family members. In discovering the noble cause of Foliage Retrievers, it became a natural fit to remain involved in ensuring the right dog is provided to the right person.
Nick is a pulmonary and critical care clinician who was on the faculty at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota where he also had an NIH-funded lab studying the biology of lung injury and fibrosis. Over the last 12 years Nick has lived in California working in the pharmaceutical industry at large and small companies leading new drug development efforts across a range of diseases that have included sickle cell disease, eczema and lung fibrosis. Nick has had a life long connection and love for dogs; personally having grown up with Collies and German shepherds and professionally with the West Highland terriers who develop lung fibrosis quite similar to humans. The mission of bringing healing, comfort and hope to people in need is a shared passion with Foliage Retrievers.
Milly Secco lives in Hollis, New Hampshire and worked as an executive/personal assistant in the real estate industry for 15 years while raising her kids. She was also a professional chef, a personal chef and owned a catering company. She is an avid gardener, loves traveling abroad and is a purebred dog fancier, particularly passionate about Labrador Retrievers. She has been training her Labradors for Retriever trials since 2007. Milly is a member of the Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Boston and previously served as a director of the club. In most of her free time she is out with her dogs in the field.
Harry McClellan is the owner of Lakes Region Pet Resort. He has a background in entrepreneurship and has been part of multiple start-up and small business ventures. Harry has a Master of Science in Finance from Villanova University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Merrimack College . Harry is an avid dog lover, dog fancier, and an active member of the Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Boston.