Meet our Board of Directors

A group of people dedicated to bettering the lives of animals
Steve Arthur

Board President

Steve Arthur, Board President. Steve brings over 30 years of public policy experience to TCRAS. He is a vice president at Stateside Associates, a full-service state and local government relations firm based in the Washington, DC area. Steve directs Stateside’s Attorneys General practice and co-leads its Governors practice. In this role, he helps clients build relationships with state officials across the country and develops strategies for Stateside clients to educate state officials on their business interests in public policy issues.  

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Steve has served on numerous state trade association boards of directors and was an executive at a national trade association. He plans to use those experiences on the TCRAS Board of Directors to continue strengthening the important work TCRAS does for animals in the Pikes Peak region.

Steve and his wife have adopted over a dozen shelter and rescue pets, while also volunteering at shelters in communities across the country. While Steve has lived in all four continental U.S. time zones, his Pikes Peak family roots are deep. His great-grandfather moved to Cripple Creek in 1983 and eventually served as Mayor, and his grandfather was born there at the turn of the 20th century.

Dan Heimerdinger

Board Member, Past Board President

Thank you for your years of dedication, service and your continuing support!

Kevin Conrad, DVM

Chief Medical Officer/Ex-Officio

Born in Wray, Colorado, Dr. Conrad received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. After obtaining his degree he accepted a two year position as an associate veterinarian in Chadron, Nebraska. Kevin, his wife and four sons moved to Woodland Park in 1988 to open the Woodland Veterinary Clinic.

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In the mid-1990’s Dr. Conrad joined the board of the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter as a veterinary advisor. The Woodland Veterinary Clinic has been a long time supporter of the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter offering either free or discounted medical expertise for the homeless animals of the area. In 2011, Dr. Conrad accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer overseeing the shelter.
Sue Battig


Sue moved to Teller County in 2008, after spending the previous 28 years in Princeton, NJ. A 1975 graduate of Air Academy H.S., she moved to Colorado in the early 70’s when her father transferred and retired from the Air Force. Sue has a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University. Her entire career has been spent working in the information technology arena. 

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She has worked for IBM (developer, IT manager and marketing rep), Dow Jones (project manager), and Verizon (senior business analyst / project manager). Currently employed by Wells Fargo as an eBusiness Systems Consultant, Sue is a certified Project Management Professional. She brings both information technology and project management skills to the TCRAS Board.

An avid beagle lover, Sue (with her husband Tony) cares for a plethora of beagles. They adopt and foster, with an emphasis on rescuing senior beagles that have been abandoned and forgotten in their golden years. As a volunteer at TCRAS, Sue leads the off-site adoption fairs and participates as a committee member for fundraising events. In her spare time, she does home checks in Teller County for Colorado Beagle Rescue and spends her Friday nights at National Mill Dog Rescue, giving medications and providing dog care.

Jean Engle


Jeanie has an extensive resume from her time working for NASA beginning as a Program Analyst in 1987. Currently, she is a Chief Knowledge Officer and Center Quality Management System Management Representative for NASA and was recently the Chief Information Officer and Director of Information Resources. Her ability to organize, lead, develop and collaborate brings an essential skill set to the role of Board Member of TCRAS.

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Jeanie’s dedication to community and service has now extended to bringing her talents to help the animals at the shelter. We are excited to utilize her ability to see the big picture and develop a plan of action to help TCRAS grow and serve even more animals in the Pikes Peak region.

Jennifer Erdley

Board Member

I can honestly say that I look forward to each and every day working as a Real Estate Broker in the Pikes Peak region, and have been doing so for over 25 years.  Originally born and raised in the State of Maryland, I grew up enjoying snow skiing and water skiing, but particularly the equestrian sport of Three-Day Eventing.  I competed nationally for 6 years, winning a National Championship in 1979.  

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I obtained by real estate license in Northern Virginia in 1986, where my equestrian trainers resided. I moved to Colorado in 1991. Upon relocating to the Teller County area, I have been very active and supportive of our local community organizations, with my passion being the rescue and wellness of our animals. I co-founded the Rescue Animal Fund in the mid 1990’s, which expanded to privatizing our local no-kill shelter and promoting responsible foster and adoption services.

Consistently a top producer in this area, my awards include the President’s Award Club, Peak Producers, and most recently the prestigious Platinum Award. I enjoy assisting sellers by achieving a successful and harmonious sale, and enjoy helping buyers find their Colorado dream property.

I look forward to many more years of being involved with our community and working in this beautiful Pikes Peak region.

Ed "Whitey" Pine

Board Member

Ed “Whitey” Pine brings more than 40 years of experience in the construction business to our organization.  He has been involved with TCRAS as a volunteer and donor since 2000 and has adopted or fostered nearly a dozen animals from TCRAS through the years.  Mr. Pine currently serves on the Mechanical Board of the Colorado Springs Regional Building Department and is a former member of the board of the Colorado Make-A-Wish Foundation.