AWAC Education Committee Members:
Ed Young, Castle Rock Animal Control – Co-Chair
Lindsay Scott, Humane Society of Boulder Valley – Co-Chair
Kelli Jelen, Westminster Police Department, Conference Workgroup Leader
Janee’ Boswell, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office
Doug Frye, Mesa County Animal Services
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
Rhiannon Rowe, Eagle County
Taylor Peterson, Bureau of Animal Protection
Susan Flachier, Summit County
Anna Jaeger, Animal Assistance Foundation
Julie Justman, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
Marianne Lawless, Teller County Regional Animal Shelter
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 Colorado Animal Welfare Conference will be held at The Westin in Westminster, Colo., Aug. 26-28, 2024

Upcoming Training Events

Click on an event below to learn more and register:

April 18-19, Spring Training at Castle Rock Public Safety Facility, Registration opens Feb. 1

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]