The Love Pit is comprised of many individuals with diverse backgrounds and invaluable experience connected by the same passion and dedication to protect the often-maligned and mislabeled pit bull.
Founder & Board President
As Founder & Board President, Aften leads the strategic direction of The Love Pit. Her vision, kindness, and ability to mobilize people for a great cause allowed The Love Pit to grow into what it is today.
Amanda oversees all branches of The Love Pit, including Operations, Development, and TLP HQ. She maintains a focus on a culture of integrity and transparency at The Love Pit in order to ensure that the rescue can sustain its life-saving efforts for years to come.
Jessica Juderman Van Brunt
Jessica directs essential TLP teams that operate out of our Dallas facility and focus on the training and rehabilitation components of our mission. Her passion for people and animals alike, alongside her commitment to effective processes brings The Love Pit’s annual goals to fruition and allows our programs to run smoothly day to day.
Ashtin leads The Love Pit's Development department, driving the voice of the rescue, and guiding fundraising efforts all year long. Continually seeking new avenues for growth, she and her teams promote our mission and the ideals of responsible pet ownership across Texas and beyond.
Innovative Programs & Grants
Malory guides The Love Pit’s Innovative Programs & Advocacy teams, from our owner-assistance iRehome program, to our TLP Shelter Helpers. She aims to lead teams to create large scale change via results-driven programs that inspire the community and empower individuals to get involved in whatever capacity they are able.
Operations & Strategic Projects
The Love Pit's Operations and Strategic Projects Managing Director will work to support the operations teams from the moment of intake through to adoption!