AWAC Education Committee Members:
Ed Young, Castle Rock Animal Control – Co-Chair
Lindsay Scott, Humane Society of Boulder Valley – Co-Chair
Jodi Buckman, Dumb Friends League
Jessi Culkin, Foothills Animal Shelter
Richard Phillips, Montrose Animal Control
Lauren Rolfe, Denver Animal Protection
Brittany Van Teylingen, Rifle Animal Shelter
Kathleen Ruyak, Teller County Regional Animal Shelter
Kevin Bozarth, Mesa County
Rhiannon Rowe, Eagle County
Taylor Peterson, Bureau of Animal Protection
Alexandrea Wildee, Colorado Humane Society
Susan Flachier, Summit County
Melissa Drzewiecki, Humane Society of Boulder Valley
Purpose: AWAC is committed to providing a variety of educational opportunities to those who serve in the animal welfare and animal control agencies throughout the state. A cutting-edge conference is offered annually each fall and other training opportunities are offered throughout the year.


Save the date! The 2023 Colorado Animal Welfare Conference will be held at Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs, Sept. 20-22, 2023!

Upcoming Training Events

Click on an event below to learn more and register:

May 11, 2023 - In person regional training at Denver Animal Protection. Focus on fosters

AWAC Training Videos

Below are recordings of past AWAC training events

Current Scholarships Available:

Scholarships are available for AWAC members to attend training events. Watch for notifications about application processes and timelines.

Applications should be emailed to: [email protected]