Mary Beth's BIO
Although Mary Beth grew up in Detroit, it is Toledo that feels like home, especially since she and her husband, Terry, are raising their family here. Their children, Tara, Derek and Cullin were all born here and are all in school now. With grade school, high school and college tuitions all looming, it's no wonder Mary Beth looks forward to many more years working on 101.5 the River. "Miles to go before I sleep!"
Rick Woodell was born and raised in Macon, Georgia, attended the community college there and eventually the University of Georgia before embarking on a 38 year broadcasting career. Rick has worked in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas and been a part of the programming of radio stations in Idaho, New Mexico, Colorado and California.
Before moving to Toledo, Rick was a highly rated morning show host in Greenville, South Carolina for 15 years and was co-host of "Talk of the Town," a 30 minute television travel show for Charter Communications that covered Georgia, North and South Carolina. Rick and his wife Carla moved to Toledo so he could rekindle his love for morning radio.
Rick and Carla have 4 "kids." One is Siamese...Cyan, 6 pounds of furry fury, Grayson, a loveable Gray stray from the Humane society, Frank a mini Dachshund rescue and the latest addition, Bill Blitzen, a rescued Greyhound.. Rick's son, Alex, graduated college in South Carolina and is continuing his education at the Medical College of South Carolina-Charleston.
Rick's continued love for charity work and civic pride keeps him active in the community.
"We've been here for over 7 years now. As Carla and I continue to travel the area, we're amazed at the eagerness of people to welcome us Southerners. We feel like actual Mid- westerners now! We really feel at home."
Toledo! We have a new Director of the Toledo Humane Society. Welcome Gary Willoughby.(Rick is proud to see he comes to us from South Carolina)
MB and R
Toledo Area Humane Society is Pleased to Announce New Executive Director
Toledo,OH – Following an extensive national search, the Toledo Area Humane Society is
pleased to announce that Gary Willoughby II has been selected as the new
Executive Director, effective March 20, 2013.
Mr. Willoughby II has a long history of growing organizations and taking on the
challenges of fund development. He brings with him a wealth of management experience,
including 14 years of non-profit management.
Most recently, Mr. Willoughby II served as the President and CEO of the
programs, and resale shops whose proceeds benefit the mission of the
program designed to help dogs with behavioral issues find forever homes quicker
and have a higher chance for success once in their new home. Mr. Willoughby II also oversaw theorganization’s successful fundraising campaign for and transition to a new
shelter facility, which opened in September, 2012.
“Weare very excited to welcome
Society family” said Teresa Beebe, TAHS Board Chair. “His previous experience
and proven success at leading an animal welfare organization, along with his
proven track record of developing creative programs and services will make him a
tremendous asset to the TAHS team. We are confident that
along with his forward-thinking and willingness to roll up his sleeves will
help take the Toledo Area Humane Society to the next level, while continuing to
lead our community in animal welfare.”
"I am very excited to join the Toledo AreaHumane Society” said Mr. Willoughyby II. “This is a wonderful organization witha rich history, a dedicated board of directors, passionate volunteers, generoussupporters, and a quality staff that I am honored to lead into the next chapterof their history. I look forward to doing everything possible to make a real
difference in animal welfare in
Willoughby ll is a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators
(SAWA), South Carolina Animal Care and Control Association, Rotary Club of
Aiken. He holds a certificate in Non-Profit Management, a Bachelor’s degree in
Journalism, graduate certificate in Gerontology and a Master’s degree in Public
Administration. He has also served as avolunteer and/or board member for various animal welfare organizations over thepast 20 years, including the
Dane Rescue. In addition, he created andran the largest home-delivered meals for pets program in the state of
pet therapy for
Mr.Willoughby and is wife, Meghan, are eager to return to this region. Mr. Willoughby is originally from
TheToledo Area Humane Society is open Tuesday through Friday from and Saturday and Sunday from . As a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization they are committed to the welfare of animals by providing
temporary shelter and care while seeking permanent homes. Donations from local
individuals, corporations and monies generated by fundraisers and earned
revenue are a major source of funding for the Toledo Area Humane Society. For
any questions please call 419-891-0705 or visit www.toledoareahumanesociety.org. Like us on Facebook:Facebook.com/ToledoHumane