Meet Our Team
Executive Director, Board Member
Growing up on the East Coast, Larry always knew he wanted to have a farm out West to foster his love for animals large and small. He is an experienced Paramedic, Firefighter and a trained Large Animal Rescue Technician. Larry is also a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he was a Medic for several years.
Larry’s lifelong passion of helping people speaks to his core values and he shares that passion for helping animals. Larry leverages his decades of business experience to help keep the operations of the rescue running smoothly and fiscally sound.
Animal Care Coordinator
Gayle is our Animal Care Coordinator and shares a deep, emotional bond with every animal that comes to OGR. She has been a realtor in the Birkenfeld and surrounding communities since 2006 and she and Larry have lived and served this area since 2003. In the past, she has also volunteered for The Oregon Humane Society and the Portland Zoo.
Gayle’s former career in long-term care and caregiving for humans has translated well in helping develop practices and personal touches to each animal at OGR.
Gayle helps coordinate our various animal care plans and provides and researches holistic approaches to each animal’s unique health and quality of life needs.
Hailey Palmore, MBA
Born and raised in Oregon, Hailey spent much of her childhood being raised on a farm amongst many different kinds of rescue animals. Hailey is an Advanced EMT and a trained Large Animal Rescue Technician and is passionate about helping both humans and animals.
Hailey leverages her business competencies and network to ensure that OGR is compliant as a nonprofit and also works to ensure that every dollar from our generous donors is used thoughtfully and effectively.
Marianne is a horse behavior specialist and is an integral part of OGR as her past experience showing horses on an international stage has provided us with a wealth of knowledge and experience with horse care and horse behavior. Marianne has led multiple horses to winning world titles and is a decorated horsewoman who is passionate about the details of superior animal care.
Marianne is involved with every animal that comes to our rescue, assessing its behavior and once cleared by the veterinarian, helping find the right location for them on the rescue. She lives nearby to the rescue and is always our first call if something is going on with any of our residents.
Dr. Kim Post, DVM
Dr. Kim Post is a 2008 graduate of Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon completion of her veterinary degree, she moved to St. Louis, MO, and began her career in mixed animal practice. In 2014, she and her family moved back to her hometown, and has continued to enjoy being a mixed animal practitioner.
Dr. Kim was raised in the area and attended Banks High School. As a high school student, she was mentored by Dr. Steve Vredenburg who established Banks Veterinary Service in 1987. In March 2017 she and Dr. Christina Bernards purchased the practice from him.
When not caring for her patients, Dr. Kim spends time with her husband and their three young children. Her family also includes two dogs, three cats, two horses, and a small flock of laying hens.
Steve was born and raised in Oregon, 5th generation in the Birkenfeld community where On Golden Rescue is located. A veteran of the US Navy and Volunteer Firefighter, he is also a Large Animal Rescue Technician and an outdoors enthusiast.
He brings a wealth of building experiences, knowledge and creative ideas to help with future facility plans that are always ongoing at On Golden Rescue as we continue to expand and utilize all of the property in the best ways possible.
Steve lives and works their tree farm with his wife and two dogs.
Angela’s love for animals has existed since she was a young girl. Angela is a firm believer that animals are equally deserving of the same rights, protections, and love as human beings.
Angela is a business-owner and a strong believer that corporations should help support community-based nonprofits, such as OGR. Angela has a naturally philanthropic spirit. Angela’s business-savvy nature, her corporate network and her generous spirit help with all aspects of OGR’s operation.
Large Animal Care Provider
Growing up locally, Ashley came by her love of horses early on. With a father who used to rodeo, and her mom’s friend having a farm, she started mucking stalls and grooming horses at a young age. One of her fondest memories was grooming the large horses at Christmas for the annual carriage rides in Clatskanie. She and her family have many of their own large and small animals within walking distance of OGR.
Ashley’s formal education is ever-evolving. With an Associates degree in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship, a Bachelors in Business Administration and Health Studies and now studying for her NA1 Certificate (Nurse Assistant), she offers a wide variety of assets to the future of OGR and her local community healthcare system.
Ashley’s compassion/passion gives her an empathetic way of approaching her care for the animals at OGR. Her calmness and positive energy are reciprocated by creating a serene and comfortable atmosphere with each animal, which is therapeutic for both.
Large Animal Care Provider
Barbara was born and raised in Germany. She began spending time at her grandparents farm helping with chores and animal care. At an early age she discovered a passion to care for animals of all kinds.
In 1999 Barbara moved to the States to start a new life. She has had her own animal care business and also studied Homeopathy to benefit people and pets with a holistic approach for health and care.
Volunteering at different horse rescues during that time she gained more knowledge in this type of care.
Barbara is a horse owner and was involved in Equestrian sports for most of her life. She is proud and happy to be pursuing her passion for care at OGR.
Large Animal Care Provider
Tiffany was born and raised in Washington. She has spent many years caring for humans at assisted living facilities as well as being an educational assistant at the local preschool.
Tiffany’s love for animals came after moving to the area and raising pigs for the local 4-H group. If she’s not working to care for other people or animals you can find Tiffany out hiking a trail or spending time with her husband and kids on their family farm.