Victoria "Vicki" Rhodes -  Wild Blue Dogs Founder

Victoria "Vicki" Rhodes - Wild Blue Dogs Founder

 I’ve always loved dogs, but when I finally decided to get one of my own I never dreamed how they would change me, my life and the way I see the world, and always for the better. Asta and Willie are my inspiration for founding Wild Blue Dogs. If two Welsh Terriers can create such profound change, creating a legacy worthy of them became my mission.

...When Willie was 11 he was diagnosed with transitional cell carcinoma (bladder cancer), a cancer that affects people too. I was devastated but terriers never give up and neither do their owners. With the help of a team of incredibly talented veterinarians we fought cancer every way we could; diet, chemo, radiation, surgery, acupuncture, cold laser, homeopathy. A three to six month prognosis turned into 3 years of life-real, high quality, play in the sunshine LIFE. My dog had the heart of a lion and the extra time we had was priceless. Now I’d like to help others to find their courage and get that extra time too.

Willie isn’t the first loved one I’ve lost to cancer and I hate this disease. I’m now committed to finding improved treatment, new cures through research and taking back some of the time cancer has stolen from all of us.

Contact Vicki: Victoria@WildBlueDogs.org
(c) 1 775) 790-3446

 

Angelo Ribeiro  is currently the Web Developer for Wild Blue Dogs. When Angelo isn't traveling to visit his family in Brazil or spending quality time with his teenage son. He is hard at work to designer and develop of Websites and Ecommerce sites.

Originally from a island connected to the Atlantic coast of Brazil. He moved to California in 1997 and he now resides in Columbus, Ga.

All of his childhood was spent in Brazil. As the youngest of 11 kids, he had a awesome childhood, and is still very close to his family, which still resides in Brazil.

He is currently raising his son and in his free time loves to travel,with his son, to many dream destinations. He also has involved himself in many local charities and organizations

His #1 personal and work goal is providing the best customer service and to continually challenge himself "to do more and do it better!"

A heartfelt thanks to Victoria Rhodes for giving him the opportunity to be a part of this amazing and rewarding Wild Blue Dogs organization.

Contact Angelo: angelomarcio@hotmail.com

Angelo Ribeiro -   System Web Developer UI/UX

Angelo Ribeiro - System Web Developer UI/UX

 
Nicole DiAngelo -  Marketing & PR Manager

Nicole DiAngelo - Marketing & PR Manager

Nicole Di Angelo is the Marketing and Public Relations manager for Wild Blue Dogs and the Assistant Camp Director of Wild Blue Dog Camp.

When she isn’t snowboarding or hiking up mountains she’s traveling all over the world! Originally from Boca Raton, Florida, Nicole moved to Statesboro, Georgia in 2001 with her parents and two brothers (one older and one younger, middle child and the only girl- you know she’s a tough cookie!). Most of her childhood was spent in gorgeous cotton fields and acres and acres of free range woods. After three years of missing her family Nicole made her way to Whittier, California in 2016 where she met Victoria Rhodes and immediately became an indispensable member of the Wild Blue Dogs family.

She is currently working towards her BA and plans to work with the Wildlife Conservation Society and become a wildlife preservationist. Having grown up in such a natural environment, she has nothing but compassion for all wildlife and animals. Helping Wild Blue Dogs raise funds for research and treatment for canine cancer has quickly become Nicole’s immediate passion.

Contact Nicole: Nicole@WildBlueDogs.org