Our founder and CEO Dr. Erin Shults quit private practice to devote all of her time and expertise to Mazie’s Mission. She graduated from Texas A&M Veterinary School in 1998. She founded Mazie’s Mission in the fall of 2009 with one goal in mind-become a driving force in animal welfare. Dr. Shults believes that every animal deserves to be treated with kindness and live without fear. She is also training in the field of Veterinary Forensics to aid prosecutors and law enforcement in animal neglect, cruelty, and dog fighting cases. Dr Shults is a member of AVMA, TVMA, CCVMA, World Vets, The International Veterinary Forensic Science Association, Dallas Animal Cruelty Alliance, and serves as a Board Member of Texas Humane Legislation Network. She currently lives in Frisco, Texas with 2 cats and 2 dogs.
Bruce Foster is our Chairman of the Board. He has recently retired after a lucrative career as an entrepreneur. His expertise at creating a business and making it profitable is tantamount to making Mazie’s Mission successful. He currently owns a mixed breed dog he adopted from the pound, Josh, and could not imagine his life without a pet.
Deb Blakeney is the Mission’s secretary and also serves as Volunteer Coordinator. Deb has been active in the Mission adoption events and fundraisers since she was introduced to it in the spring of 2010. Deb retired in 2011 as a Senior Project Management Executive with Cerner Corporation, a Healthcare Information Technology and consulting firm where she enjoyed a 25 year career. She graduated from William Carey College in 1969 with a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry and earned her M.T. (ASCP) degree from Bellarmine College in 1972. Deb’s project management and administrative skills are imperative to the Mission’s operation. She lives in McKinney with her husband, 1 cat and 3 dogs, one of which is a Mazie’s rescue.
Lisa Bloomer, C.P.A., has graciously volunteered to be Mazie’s Mission’s Treasurer. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 1991 and received her Accounting license in 1993. She has been a certified public accountant for over 16 years and utilizes her talents to manage all donations and assets that The Mission acquires. She currently owns 2 mixed breeds shelter dogs, one that she adopted from Mazie’s.
Marcus Broussard is an Advisory Member of the Board of Directors. He is currently the President/CEO of Centennial Commercial Lending and is vital at obtaining land for The Mission. His expertise in money management and land acquisition will be imperative. He also owns 2 cats and 2 dogs.
|Education:The George Washington University Law School, J.D.,
with honors, published member of The George Washington Law Review.
Tufts University, B.S., graduated with honorsAdmissions:TexasU.S.District Court Northern District of TexasU.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Mr. Aigen has first-chaired jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts and argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Dallas Court of Appeals and the Houston Court of Appeals.
Mr. Aigen was recognized by his peers in D Magazine as one of the best lawyers in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex Under 40 and repeatedly has been named a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star by Texas Monthly
Evonne, a member at Large of the Board of Directors, is a Principal with Transwestern, which is the largest privately held full service real estate company globally. Evonne’ s expertise is with corporate services and lease negotiations around the world for clients with multiple locations. She is an active member of the SIOR organization, the youngest Principal in the Central Region for Transwestern, and consistently recognized as a top producer within Transwestern, as well as with Dallas CEO Magazine. She has been an active volunteer & supporter of Mazie’s for several years and has 3 dogs—of which 2 were adopted from Mazie’s Mission.