Kristen Lee -  CFO

Golden Opportunities For Independence In Walpole is a 501c3 nonprofit organization

"GOFI is truly about building a community support team.  We strive to provide our service dog recipients with a support system that not only includes their new dog, but also a family of GOFI staff, volunteers, trainers, and community groups.  We don't give you a dog and then turn our backs, we provide support for as long as the recipient wants."

Howie Gallagher - Head Trainer  

• Successful Service Dog Trainer
• Works closely with veterans and law enforcement in need of service dogs

• Certified in Canine Nutrition through UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine 

• Dog owner and lover

• Recipient of a GOFI Service Dog

• Graduate of Regis College Mathematics Program

• Quickbooks Certified

• Book Keeper 

Service Dog Training


• Graduated from Regis College with a degree in Mathematics

• Artist and calligrapher

• Skilled in Quickbooks

• GOFI recipient and mentor

• Successful Entrepreneur Since 1995 

• Registered Nurse working in critical care environment for more than 20 years

• Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) with AKC Titles in Agility and Obedience

• Breeder of Golden Retrievers for more than 20 years

Pauline Hoegler - President & CEO

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