Battle Buddies of Central Oregon Volunteers and Staff


Kristina Olson, Founder, Battle Buddies of Central Oregon

Kristina Olson

As an army brat and spouse, Kristina saw the challenges veterans face after their service. Determined to make a difference in the lives of veterans and canines alike, she took action and formed Battle Buddies of Central Oregon. She is also a realtor with Realty Executives Central Oregon.

Shannon Lucas, Operations Co-director, Battle Buddies of Central Oregon

Shannon Lucas
Operations Co-director

Growing up on a naval base has imprinted a strong affinity for the military onto Shannon. She is a degreed veterinary nurse, with a passion for dog training and behavior. She is the brains behind BBCO, she keeps our curriculum compliant with ADA and ADI standards.

Fred Olson, Program Director, Battle Buddies of Central Oregon

Fred Olson
Program Director

Fred is the head of Central Oregon Pals with Paws, a civilian program. He has over 12 years of experience spreading joy through out the Central Oregon with many visits local schools and nursing homes. He often travels with his Great Pyrenees, Harley and Diva, and can often be spotted anywhere!