Attendance is free!!
Pre-register by April 26th to receive
a special gift.
April 30, 2017
Gates open at 9:30am
Saralee and Richard’s Barn
Sonoma County Fairgrounds & Event Center
1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Venue & Parking Map
Free. Located at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds Parking Lot on Brookwood Avenue.
Attendance and Participation at Ranch Readiness Day 2017 constitutes agreement of attendees to be photographed, with the understanding that photos and video may be used for promotional purposes. No photos, video or filming during speaker presentations will be permitted
A community event dedicated to helping families, farmers and ranchers, and the animals they love and depend upon be prepared for emergencies. And, connecting First Responders with the resources they need to provide safe and humane services when animals are involved. Ranch Readiness Day 2017 features a whole day of inspiring internationally-known speakers, local heroes with real life stories, and informative demonstrations..
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NO DOGS PERMITTED, OTHER THAN CERTIFIED WORKING AND SERVICE DOGS. This is to respect the requirements of those working dogs participating in the event. Thank You!
THIS IS A SMOKE-FREE EVENT
Event Entrance is at MAIN GATE, on Brookwood Avenue. All parking, venues and restrooms are wheelchair-accessible.
Janice Rosene and her K-9 Partner, EriS
Moderator: Brandi Richards is the Public Affairs Officer for FEMA Region IX Office of the Regional Administrator. She has also worked in the Public Assistance (PA) Division, where she served as the Communication and Outreach Lead for the New PA Program Delivery Model and the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the PA program.
Previously, Brandi served as Senior Strategic Communication Specialist for Individual Assistance Front Office, and Policy Analyst in the National Processing Service Center Front Office at FEMA headquarters, where she developed an internal and external communications strategy, created the NPSC DSA Field Agent program and oversaw its initial implementation, and developed the first HQ SWAT. She also detailed to the DHS White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships as a Communications Lead, and co-authored the White House social media toolkit to support human trafficking prevention efforts. While at FEMA, Brandi also developed IA internal and external communication strategies as a Communications Specialist and served disaster survivors, performing Case Work, Helpline and Registration functions following Hurricane Katrina.
Brandi has 20 years of communication experience in a variety of sectors including her own businesses. She’s spent much of her free time serving as an elected officer or board appointee to the National Urban League, National Urban League Young Professionals, Leadership Dallas, and Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert’s Task Force.
Suzanne Bernier, SB Consulting; Tom Jordan, Marin OES Scott Alonzo, Sonoma County Department of Health Services. See full bio above.
Tom Jordan serves in the Marin County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services in the capacity of Emergency Services Coordinator. He has a degree in Organizational Behavior and a master in Public Administration, both with the University of San Francisco.
Scott Alonso is Communications Manager for the County of Sonoma, Department of Health Services. Previously, Scott served as Senior Field Representative for Assemblymember Marc Levine, as a Legislative Intern for California State Assembly, and as Temporary Operations Assistant for Sierra Club Communications Department. Scott holds a degree in Political Science from University of Hawaii and a Master of Public Affairs from University of San Francisco.
Janice Rosene and her K-9 Partner, EriS
Large Animal Rescue Resource Company (LARRCo)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
James Danner, Owner
Welshpool, United Kingdom
Anthony Ward, Owner
Large Animal Rescue (LAR)
John & Debra Fox, Animal Technical Rescue Instructors
Jerry Floyd, Owner
Potter Valley, CA
British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association (BARTA)
Jim Green, Director
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Dr. John Madigan
UCD - IAWTI Veterinary Emergency Response Team (VERT) demonstrate some basic skills and maneuvers utilized in an integrated emergency response.
Animal Technical Rescue
Equipment "Show & Tell"
Meet the innovators, makers, and resources.