Dustin Rhodes is the director of development and a staff writer/researcher for Friends of Animals — an international animal advocacy organization that was founded in 1957. Dustin is a graduate of Warren Wilson College, and has been an animal fanatic for his entire life. During the ten years he has worked with Friends of Animals, he has become passionate about sanctuary work (Friends of Animals manages a primate sanctuary in San Antonio, Texas and supports a chimpanzee project in The Gambia, Africa), shelter work (especially the work of creating no-kill shelters), and — through his writing assignments and research for Friends of Animals — has become passionate about the issue of human overpopulation, which Friends of Animals sees as interconnected with animal rights. Dustin views the vegan ethic as central to animal rights and liberation and strives to be the same patient and kind vegan who inspired him to make the life-changing decision to not exploit animals.
Maggie Brown is the Director of Human Resources at Eliada Homes Inc in Asheville. She is a past BWAR employee that assisted the organization with human resources functions from 2017-2018. In January of 2019, she joined Brother Wolf’s Board of Directors. Maggie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Tusculum University, and she has a Master’s in Business Administration. She has been a lifelong animal lover, and she currently has two senior Chihuahuas. She is passionate about providing safe loving homes for all children and companion animals. Maggie is looking forward to working with the Board of Directors and the BWAR leadership team to ensure sustainability for the organization so that lifesaving work can continue for years to come.