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Who We Are

Board, Staff & Trainers

Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson

Jill has over 23 years of commissioned service in the Army and Air Force and retired as a colonel from the Arizona Air National Guard. She served on the board of directors of Mahnah Club of the East Valley, and as the vice chair of the Arizona Veterans Advisory Commission. She has held numerous leadership roles throughout her career and in her charitable contributions within the community. She volunteers in support of animal welfare causes and owns several rescued animals. She is passionate about Soldier’s Best Friend and the impact it makes in the lives of Arizona veterans and their families. 

Our Impact

  • Graduate Veteran/Dog Teams


  • Rescued Arizona Homeless Dogs


  • Our Goal for Veterans Served in 2021


  • Training Hours Provided in 2020


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