Meet the Alma Tails of Hope Family

Animal Rescue. Not everyone can do it, but the members listed below are some of those that help make it possible.

Our Board of Directors

Amy Baker


Amy lives in Alma, WI with her husband and youngest daughter. She started this rescue after being diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic melanoma.

After a few years of fostering for some other rescue groups, Amy decided to start her own which takes in animals of all shapes and sizes, in any health – including some major medical issues. Since the start, she has taken in horses, piglets, cats, kittens dogs and puppies and soon, two guinea pigs will make their way into the rescue.

Ashley Smelser

Vice President/Social Media

Ashley lives in Winona, MN with her husband Jeff and 4 kids Davien, Remington, Aubrianna, and Paisley. She has been involved in animal rescue for a few years and upon finding Tails of Hope, knew she wanted to be involved. She loves being part of a rescue that has all of the animals best interests at heart. She started as a volunteer and then moved into being on the Board of Directors along with being the dog intake specialist. Ashley also helps with doing social media and wherever else she can help out. She and her family also fosters dogs for the rescue.

Amber Robinson


Amber lives in Alma, WI with her boyfriend Travis, their cat (Gizmo), and their three dogs (Odin, Iggy and Ruth). She currently sits on the Board of Directors as the Secretary. She also fosters dogs of all ages. Amber started with AToH as their very first volunteer! She’s really enjoyed watching how quickly the rescue has grown over the past few months. She finds it inspiring to be part of such a remarkable group of volunteers.

Miranda Muller


Miranda lives in Plainview, MN with her husband and daughter. She is Treasurer and on the fundraiser committee. She grew up in Alma and is so happy to help out with this local rescue. This is her first adventure in animal rescue and it has been eye opening and so rewarding for her.

Brooke Mattson

Seniors for Seniors Coordinator

Brooke is originally from Mondovi, WI and now resides in Eau Claire, WI with her boyfriend, Chad, and their two senior dogs, Bently and Whisky. She has a strong background in volunteer work and a passion for working with animals that has led her to Alma Tails of Hope where she is the Seniors for Seniors Coordinator, Fundraiser Coordinator, Contract Writer, Grant Writer, and Website Master.

Dana Lieble

Foster Coordinator

Dana and her husband Jason are dog fosters from Eau Claire, WI. They live with their teenage daughter Nya and enjoy fostering a variety of dogs and cats.

Lindsay Severson

Foster Coordinator

Our Working Members

Kelsey Ewing 

Foster Mentor