Brooke Bonner has been involved with the Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley since 2007 when she was a member and secretary of the board of directors. She began her current position as Director of Development and Communications in January of 2011. In this position, Brooke nurtures relationships with the Animal Shelter’s supporters and encourages an understanding of the value and breadth of services the Shelter provides to the community.
Combined with her great love for animals and concern for their well-being, Brooke’s extensive experience with nonprofit organizations makes her invaluable in her position at the Animal Shelter. She was a member of the board of directors for The Hunger Coalition for 8 years, including 6 as president, and is the finance chair for the Little Black Dress Club of Wood River. Previously employed as the client services coordinator for the Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for six years, she is still a volunteer sexual assault response team member. A self-proclaimed “wearer of many hats,” Bonner also is director and co-founder of the Wood River Valley Studio Tour.
A long-time local and Wood River High School alumna, Brooke graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 1997. She currently lives in Bellevue with her husband, Kyle, and their three dogs (Sneaker, Emerson, & Ginger) and four cats (Tommy Two-Toes, Elsa, Victoria Butterball, & Hula), all adopted either from the Shelter or as strays who were welcomed into the family.