Q6: In your opinion, what makes HSLM unique?
Miranda: HSLM has gone through a transformative history and there is still so much potential! HSLM provides a necessary service to the community as a safe and reliable place for owners to surrender their animals. We have built such trust with the community and have proven that we have the skills, training and staff to provide shelter and care to pets in our area. I think it's important that the community has a space that they're able to access and use our service, and that the animals have a safe haven that will always act in their best interest. We also provide donors with the ability to put their dollars where their passion is and truly see their impact.
Q7: If you could compare yourself with any animal, what would it be and why?
Miranda: I think I could compare myself with a horse, as they are hard working, strong but have a gentle nature.
Q8: What sticks out as the main thing you've learned since joining HSLM?
Miranda: I've learned a lot about communication. Not only moving into my leadership position here at HSLM, but also in transitioning into fundraising as opposed to a private, profit-based industry; the conversations are completely different. When I speak with an HSLM donor, they're so happy, positive and passionate; I thrive on that positive energy. In my previous role I mainly communicated with investors and the conversations were less passion fueled and more business-focused.
Q9: What would you say your 'slogan' is?
Miranda: Keep looking forward. I've had to work really hard to not focus on the past as it just weighs you down.
Q10: What would you like to be known/remembered for?
Miranda: I would like to be known and remembered for the relationships that I build with those around me.