The Daxko Nation Spotlight highlights the character and varied interests of Daxko Team Members outside of the office. Check out some of the ways members of the Daxko Nation are engaging with their communities.
Please, introduce yourself!
Lisa H., Director of Go-to-Market Strategy
Tell us about some of the things you do when you’re not at work.
Outside of spending time with my family and friends, I’m also actively involved with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. Founded in 1883, GBHS is the largest and oldest humane society in Alabama. The mission is simple, yet powerful: “To promote respect of life through education and prevention of cruelty to animals and people.” The GBHS helps to find owner-surrendered pets new homes at its Adoption Center and also educates the public through its many programs and services.
I started first as a volunteer in 2006 and quickly adopted my first furry child, Gracie. When the economy took a turn for the worst a few years later, I became actively involved in their Pet Pantry program. Pet owners who were experiencing short term financial hardship could receive free pet food so that their pets could remain a part of their family. A few years after that, we adopted our second furry child, Memphis from the GBHS. Soon after that, I was recruited to join to the Board of Directors and have been serving since 2010. Most recently, I’ve been heading up the Development Committee to help ensure our fundraising is on track to support our mission.
If you had to choose three words to describe these volunteer activities what would they be?
Eye-opening, rewarding, challenging.
I say this because I’ve learned so much about animal welfare during my involvement the GBHS and see so many ways that we can help provide a better life for people and pets in our community. I’d love to just snap my fingers and have all homeless pets in our area have a safe and loving home. Good work is never easy, but it’s so worth it!