Gabe Horton, Executive Director and President

Gabe Horton llega a Pawster Nashville con una pasión por ayudar a las personas y sus amadas mascotas. Tiene ocho años de experiencia de liderazgo en los sectores sin fines de lucro y con fines de lucro. Tiene una Maestría en Divinidad (2015) con un enfoque en liderazgo organizacional de Vanderbilt Divinity School y una Licenciatura en Artes (2011) de la Universidad de Vanderbilt.

Megan Wolter, Foster Coordinator

Megan spent the majority of her life in South Florida. She moved to Tennessee in 2016 where she continued her career working as a veterinary nurse. Megan has over 20 years of professional animal care experience with 14 of those years spent in veterinary medicine. Megan is an Elite Fear Free Professional and also has her Human Animal Bond and Low Stress Handling certifications. When not working, Megan enjoys running her boutique dog boarding business as well as spending time with her dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, and goats!

Los Directores

Ellen Adams, Secretaria

Ellen Adams, the secretary, with her dog Watson

Ellen Adams es una educadora retirada y dueña de una mezcla de bichón esponjoso llamada Watson. Ha sido voluntaria en Begin Anew, Healing Housing, Brentwood Academy, The Nashville Zoo, Book 'Em y Pawster Nashville. Ella cree en Pawster Nashville porque las mascotas son familia y nadie debería perder a un miembro de la familia porque se enfrenta a una situación difícil.

PJ Cowan, Presidente de la Junta

PJ Cowan is the chair of the board

PJ Cowan es nativo de la Costa del Golfo y ha llamado a Nashville hogar por más de 5 años. Uno de los primeros recuerdos de PJ era cuando lo despertó un cachorro la mañana de Navidad que pronto seria su primer amigo de la infancia. PJ ha trabajado en el mundo de nonprofit durante una década en función de gestión de programas y recaudación de fondos. Le apasiona reinventar los sistemas sociales para apoyar a todos los miembros de la sociedad, incluido el mantenimiento de estas relaciones cruciales con nuestras leales e incomparables mascotas.

Trice Gibbons

Trace Gibbons with dog

A native New Orleanian and thirty-plus year resident of Nashville, Trice Gibbons is Audience Development Editor at the revista Christian Century. magazine. He has held positions in strategic business planning, product management, and marketing. Trice holds a Master of Divinity (2013) from Vanderbilt Divinity School, a Master of Health Administration from Washington University School of Medicine (1986), and a Bachelor of Science from Rhodes College (1983). An ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), he served as national board member of More Light Presbyterians for six years including two years as board co-chair.

Chelsey Hedglin

Chelsey Hedglin with cat

Chelsey Hedglin tiene 8 años de experiencia trabajando en un hospital veterinario, incluyendo la gestión de las instalaciones de internado. Se desempeña como capellana en el Hospital Ascension St. Thomas Midtown y tiene una Maestría en Divinidad (2017) de la Universidad de Vanderbilt y una Licenciatura en Artes (2013) de Millsaps College.

Taryn Hibbitt

Taryn Hibbitt is a Nashville native who originally began volunteering for Pawsters as a foster in 2021. Having pets of her own throughout life, she finds joy in helping others by providing refuge to their beloved animals during tough times. She has her BBA in International Business Management from Lipscomb University and is a Sourcing Manager for Bridgestone Americas. Taryn has been involved with many local nonprofits such as Meals on Wheels, Welcome Home Ministries, People Loving Nashville, and Second Harvest. In 2022, Taryn was able to give a permanent home to a Pawster pet she was fostering at that time. In her spare time, Taryn enjoys coaching group fitness classes at F45, international travel, and exploring Nashville’s food and beverage scene. 

Heidi Holman

Heidi Holman is a Nashville native who is passionate about keeping families together in times of crisis. Her professional career began with foster care (for humans) where she first learned how important it is for families to have community support systems that focused on reunification. More recently, Heidi has worked in marketing for local, national, and global healthcare tech startups. In her free time, she desires to make a positive impact on her community by serving on the marketing and communications committees for several Nashville nonprofits to being one of Pawster’s earliest foster parents. 

Michael McGarvey, YLC Board Intern

Michael is a Nashville native and a proud cat dad. Michael serves as the Mission & Program Coordinator for Miriam’s Promise. He is working on his nonprofit leadership master’s degree at Belmont University and received a degree in religious studies from MTSU in 2021. Michael is passionate about creating more equitable and inclusive spaces and is excited to support people and their pets. Pawster is proud to partner with Young Leaders Council in training tomorrow’s leaders.

Nathan Yates, Tesorero

Nathan Yates is the treasurer

Nathan Yates is Director of Corporate Accounting at OneOncology.  Prior to joining OneOncology, he was an Assurance Senior Manager in Ernst & Young’s Nashville office, and has more than eight years of experience in the fields of accounting and auditing. He holds a Master of Accountancy (2012) and Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science (2011) from Vanderbilt University and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Tennessee.