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Peggy Hoyt

Founder/CEO Animal Care Trust USA , Attorney and Pet Mom
Peggy Hoyt is Animal Care Trust USA's Founder and CEO. She is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law and Wills, Trust and Estates. She is a founding partner of The Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan. She has been a life-long animal advocate, whose personal motto is. "Until there are none, adopt one." She understands the need of Pet Parents as she has only four-legged kids; the kind that wear fur coats! She currently has 3 horses, 7 dogs, and 2 cats. Her number one priority is making sure her Loved Pets stay in a loving home.
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Alesandra Williams

Attorney - United Kingdom
Alessandra Williams is a member of the Bar of England and Wales, where she practises in various areas of law. From a young age she wanted to be a vet and would spend hours (in class) drawing pictures of her animal hospital complete with stables, to satisfy her love of horses. Alessandra love of animals, extends to helping people and she is currently writing a book of her journey into law.
Bob Jenkins

Bob Jenkins

Founder - Let Your Love Grow
Bob is the co-founder and president of Verde Products Inc. and Let Your Love Grow. He has over 40 years’ experience in funeral service. In 2006 Bob became involved in the pet after-life care after the loss of his beloved dachshund, Silke. He and his wife, Annette, wanted to find an organic way to memorialize Silke’s life and thus created Verde Products Inc and their first product, Let Your Love Grow. Bob resides in Wildwood, Missouri with his wife, Annette and his beloved companion, Roscoe, a rescued dachshund.
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Jessica Pita

Founder/CEO - The Paw and Feather Plan, INc.
I'm the owner of and primary pet caregiver for The Paw and Feather Plan Inc. Animal Welfare is one of my life's greatest and most rewarding passions. I know that working with other reputable, solid rescue warriors allows us all to help more pets and people in need. Therefore, it's an honor to be a member of the Trusted Advisor Network of Animal Care Trust USA.
Jill Ginsberg

Jill Ginsberg

Attorney - Florida
Jill R. Ginsberg, Esquire, a Florida Board-Certified Elder Law Attorney, specializes in Guardianship, Estate/Trust, Tax and Probate. Ms. Ginsberg’s previous employment history includes several of the Big 4 (CPA) accounting firms as a Senior Tax Manager and Director of Estate and Financial Planning. Ms. Ginsberg is an Emerging and Mid-Career Contemporary Art Collector and holds a Level 2 WSET Wine Degree with Merit. She lives in Hollywood with her partner, David Kaplan, and their rescue dog, Jeffrey.
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Kate MacFall

Florida Senior State Director - The Humane Society of the United States
Kate works tirelessly for animals doing ground breaking legislative work. She advises the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission to protect black bears, manatees, and gopher tortoises. She's active with the Florida Animal Friend license plate,and the Florida Association of Animal Welfare Organizations. She's co-founder of the Animal Shelter Foundation Inc. and fosters for the Leon County Humane Society and Tallahassee Animal Services.
Lorie Moran

Lorie Moran

CPA, CSPG (retired)
Lorie is a retired CPA and Certified Specialist in Planned Giving originally from CA. Lori and her husband are passionate about cruising the East Coast of the US on their boat. She has been a dog lover her whole adult life and currently has 2 rescued Shih Tzu’s. She is the founder of “The Loyal Canine Yacht Club”, an online social club whose mission is to educate the boating community about the importance of “Safety, Protection & Planning for the Life of our Paw Mates!” Lorie’s favorite quote:is “Once you rescue an animal it opens your heart to a whole new level of love”.
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Ralph A. DeMeo

Attorney - Florida
Ralph is a Shareholder with the Tallahassee office of Baker Donelson, practicing environmental, land use, administrative, real property, health and safety, and animal law.. He is an adjunct professor of environmental law and animal law. Ralph has published extensively. He is Chair Emeritus of The Florida Bar Animal Law Section, past Chair of The Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section, past Chair of The Florida Bar Journal and News Editorial Board, and past Executive Council Member of The Florida Bar Administrative Law Section.
Rich Shapiro

Rich Shapiro

Attorney - New York
Richard J. Shapiro, a Certified Elder Law Attorney* (CELA), is a partner with Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP, a law firm with offices in Goshen and Warwick. Head of the firm’s Estate Planning, Probate, and Elder Law Department, he counsels clients of both modest and higher net worth in creating tax-efficient legacy plans that provide asset protection throughout the generations. Mr. Shapiro concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, asset protection, and business planning.
Scott Fine

Scott Fine

Founder/CEO Joey's Legacy
Scott Fine was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in North Miami Beach, Florida. He owned and operated Fine Care Center, the largest social model adult day care center in Lee County, Florida. He also at Lee Health for over 24 years and recently retired. Scott is the Founder of Joey’s Legacy, Inc., a Florida 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to assist people who have claims of veterinary negligence that resulted in the permanent injury or demise of their pet companions. He has been married to his wife Debbie for 24 years and has four daughters.
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Sean Hawkins

Chief Advamcement Officer - Charleston Animal Society
Sean is the Chief Advancement Officer for Charleston Animal Society. In 1989 he joined Cleveland Amory at Fund for Animals where he did ground breaking work in dog and cat sterilization. He helped open the “largest spay and neuter clinic in the world” and mobilzed spay and neuter clinics across the U.S.. He is the creator of the Hero Dog Awards® that recognizes the powerful relationships between dogs and people. In 2016 he earned his Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA), the highest professional credential possible in the animal welfare sector.
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Diane Delano

Founder - Wild Horse Rescue Center
Diane began riding horses at the age of three and has been an animal lover ever since. At 3 , Diane was given her first horse, a mare named Raindrop. Then, Diane met her first mustang, and has deveoted her life to helping mustangs and animals in need. In 2001, Diane started a small private horse rescue. In 2007, she founded the Wild Horse Rescue Center, Inc. (WHRC), a non-profit organization on 40 acres in Webster, Florida. She currently cares for 56 horses, 4 mini horses, 5 donkeys, 15 dogs, 2 cows, 2 pigs, 5 ducks, 1 goat, 2 guinea pigs, and 3 dozen chickens.
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Donna Stidham

Attorney - Washington, Nevada
Donna is a Nevada and Washington attorney helping traditional and non-traditional families plan for their life and deal with death. She has made it her mission to plan not only for the human family members but to make sure the family pets are taken care of in the event of the death or disability of the pet’s owner. Donna graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law. She co-founded the student chapter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and she served as treasurer and president. She was also a member of the Environmental Law Society.

Lilly Baron

Founder - SPCA of Ocala
Lilly has been an animal lover since she first took a pony ride at a zoo. She then moved on to large exotics and equines. She is the Founder and President of the SPCA of Ocala. She has a mission to promote Molly's Law across the nation and create a nationwide animal abuser registry. She is currently working on a documentary about Molly's Law and the importance of advocating on behalf of all animals.
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Amanda Vravak

Attorney - California
I have always wanted to be an attorney. I was fortunate to grow up in a family that taught me strong values and the benefits of hard work. My motivation to practice law is to help others overcome challenges in their lives and to protect their hard-earned property and assets. I am a life-long resident of Placer County. where I graduated from Whitney High School and earned my undergraduate degree at UC Davis and myJuris Doctorate from the University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law.
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Chris Roy

CEO- Doobert.com
Chris Roy is a technology guy in his "day" job and used his experience to create Doobert.com which is an online software platform custom-built for animal rescuers. It's like a combination of Match.com specifically for animal shelters and rescues to find new partners, and then a volunteer Uber for getting the animals where they need to go. Chris enjoys helping provide technology solutions to some of the biggest challenges in animal rescue and is always looking for new ways to help animals and the people that care for them.

Matt FitzGibbon

President - FitzGibbon Alexander, INc.
Matt is a private equity investments manager and owns an Orlando business brokerage and valuation firm. He is a “Lifetime Certified Business Intermediary” with the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA); a Board Certified Intermediary (BCI) with the Business Brokers of Florida; an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) of the American Society of Appraisers. He has a passion for K-9 training and is a volunteer K-9 handler on a Florida K-9 Search and Rescue team. He deploys with his nationally certified Human Remains Detection (HRD) German Shepherd dog (GSD) named Vesper.
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Rudi Hoffman, CFP, CLU, ChFC

CEO Hoffman Planning
Rudi is the author of The Affordable Immortal: Maybe You Can Beat Death and Taxes and co-author with Peggy Hoyt of the Cryonics Estate Planning Handbook: Maybe You Can Take It With you. As an enthusiastic cryonicist, he is a frequent speaker on the topic. He is the nation's leading life insurance salesman for products designed to help his client meet their lon-term cryonics goals. He is married to Dawn and is a pet dad to several dogs.
Nora Bergman

Nora Bergman

Author, Business Coach, Atticus Practice Advisor
Nora is a law firm coach, author, and certified Atticus Practice Advisor. She loves helping attorneys live the lives they dreamed about in law school. Nora is the author of 50 Lessons for Lawyers: Earn More – Stress Less – Be Awesome and 50 Lessons for Women Lawyers – From Women Lawyers. Nora is also a graduate of Villanova University’s Lean Six Sigma Program and is certified in both DISC and EQ through Target Training International. A licensed attorney since 1992, Nora has coached lawyers across the country and brings a deep understanding of the practice and business of law to her work with lawyers, law firms, and bar associations.

Sean Desmond

Attorney - Florida
Sean has been married to his beautiful wife, Angie, since October 2000. They have two children, Kevin (17) and Kristen (16). They have a yellow lab named Dixie and are expecting a Boxer puppy soon. He graduated Florida State University, College of Law, in May 2000. He served as an Assistant State Attorney in Tallahassee where he tried cases ranging from misdemeanors to felonies. Sean has served as the President of the Tallahassee Bar Association and now practices exclusively in the areas of Elder Law and Estate Planning. Sean also serves in Bi-Vocational Ministry as an attorney and as a Pastoral Intern at Bradfordville First Baptist Church.