Skyler Nelson

Sky served in the Army as a Chaplain Assistant. During her deployment to Iraq she contracted Tuberculosis. This lead to medical issues which made her unable to continue to serve. During her last two years on active duty her service dog, Lugnut, accompanied her in the Chaplain's office. She married a fellow soldier and they have two boys and two dogs. Sky continues to have a deep passion for working with service dogs. Her dog Ellie is a golden retriever who she is training to be a service dog for her oldest son with Autism. After her time in the military she completed her Bachelors degree in Business Management. She has a deep passion for mental health. Sky is currently a veteran advocate and Sunday school teacher. She is working on a veteran housing project with her state representative near Fort Carson, Colorado. 

Alexandra Leaman

Alex Leaman is a veteran from Bellingham, WA. She is a military brat whose father served with the Navy and Coast Guard, and has always had an interest in animals. Married to an active-duty service member with 3 children, they have one dog named Zoe, rescued from a shelter in Greece. After obtaining a degree in Applied Meteorological Research from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Alex commissioned as a 2Lt in the United States Air Force. Shortly after finishing her commitment, she decided to attend the College of Western Idaho and received an AA in Culinary Arts. Throughout her life, she has maintained a sincere interest in dogs and believes supporting veterans through service dogs is her next calling. She is honored to be part of the K9s for Veterans Abroad team.

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