Staff and Partners

Shelby Bobosky

Position: Interim Executive Director Email: Donate to THLN on my behalf
Shelby Bobosky has been with THLN since 2011 in both the Vice President and Legislative Co-Chair roles, and her leadership has taken the organization through two successful legislative sessions. Under her watch, THLN successfully passed both the Anti-Gassing Law (SB 360 passed in 2013) and the Mandatory Canine Encounter Training Law (HB 593 passed in 2015). Ms. Bobosky attended the University of Kentucky for her undergraduate degree, earning a double major in History and Spanish in 1996. She then attended the University of Tulsa Law School and spent a year as a visiting law student at Northwestern University School of Law graduating in 1999. In 1999, Ms. Bobosky moved from Chicago, Illinois to Dallas, Texas, to begin her law practice. For the past sixteen years, Ms. Bobosky has continued practicing general civil litigation until recently when she decided to do only pro bono work putting in hundreds of hours for THLN as well as assisting animal welfare advocates and rescues when possible. Ms. Bobosky was heavily involved in the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, co-chairing the Animal Welfare Committee for four years and raising thousands of dollars for local 501(c)(3) rescues during her terms. Ms. Bobosky has been Vice President and Board Member with THLN since January 2011. Ms. Bobosky served as the Co-Legislative Chairman for THLN in the 2013 and 2015 sessions. She has traveled thousands of miles with THLN in order to promote its mission. Ms. Bobosky and her husband, three boys and three rescue dogs live in Dallas, Texas.

Karen Rankin

Position: Administrative Assistant Email: Donate to THLN on my behalf
Karen joined THLN in May 2019 to provide administrative support to the staff, board members and volunteers. Karen has a passion for service and working with nonprofits. She recently worked for a local river authority coordinating their grant program and says giving money to other nonprofits in need is the best. Originally from Houston, Karen loves day tripping in central Texas and making sweet treats.

Louise Roberts

Position: Office Manager Email: Donate to THLN on my behalf
Louise resides in Austin, TX but grew up in England. She graduated from the London College of Secretaries with an Executive Assistant & Business Studies/Political Science Diploma, and has spent her career providing C-Level administrative support. Growing up, Louise’s family always had animals, and she even has childhood memories of rescuing a baby bird that had fallen out of its nest and hand rearing it until it was able to fend for itself! When she met her husband, and moved to the US, Louise spent her first 6 months volunteering at a local wildlife rescue organization. She, her husband, and their son currently have a dog and two cats.


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