The Board

Kristina Olson, Executive Director, Battle Buddies of Central Oregon

Kristina Olson
Executive Director, Founder

Kristina is a local realtor in Central Oregon, from the great states of Washington and Oregon, she calls the Northwest home. 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.

Shannon Lucas, Program Director, Battle Buddies of Central Oregon

Shannon Lucas
Program Director, Co-Founder

Growing up on a naval base imprinted a strong appreciation for the military onto Shannon. She works as a petsitter, but is also a writer. Her previous career as a veterinary nurse with a passion for dog training and behavior serves her well in her capacity as the overseer of the canine component of the teams.

Camille Connelly
Secretary, Volunteer Coordinator

Camille is a retired research veterinarian. She grew up in the Midwest, surrounded by animals. She enjoys traveling and is active in dog rescue and now lives in Oregon with her husband, dogs, and horses.