Ashley Barrigear

I am 22 from Holland, MI. I will be graduating from Indiana Wesleyan University in April of 2013 with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. My passion is for animals(especially dogs). I would love to work with dogs when I graduate. In the future I would like to open up my own dog shelter. I did my internship this past semester at the Humane Society in West Olive, Michigan. I learned that it takes a lot of time and hard work to keep that place running. What scares me the most about opening up my dog shelter, is that I wont have the funds to keep it running. Most non-profits find it very hard to raise money and keep income coming in.

During the past 2 school years and this year, I am a regular visitor at Jim Heasley's house. He breeds beagles and uses them for hunting. I go over to his house and take them for walks, play with them, feed them, and clean up their cages. This has given me experience with that type of breed. At the end of the year, I will be adopting one of his dogs.

I will be the first child in my family to graduate from college. Some things I like to do in my spare time is go fishing with my dad. I love camping and the outdoors. I also love sports such as volleyball and football. I also love to play cards; Euchre is my favorite.