Founded in 2020 during the pandemic, A Friend of Jack Rescue was formed by friends Allie Bradshaw and our own Amanda Logan as a Colorado, foster-based non-profit rescue dedicated to finding loving, lasting homes for unwanted dogs and puppies. Amanda is no longer the director of finance, but she is still actively involved in volunteering for this and other animal welfare organizations.
The Arizona Humane Society focuses on inspiring compassion in humans through appreciation of humanity and animals. They aim to improve the lives of animals through safeguarding, rescuing, adopting, and advocating animals in need. Mike and his wife, Krissy, have volunteered for the humane society.
The Baja Animal Sanctuary (BAS) is located in Rosarito, Mexico, just 22 miles south of the San Ysidro border. BAS is the only no-kill shelter in northern Mexico, providing a safe haven for dogs and cats. Lana Hock has always been an advocate for animal welfare, from a young age growing up on a farm in Nebraska, to giving an A+ persuasive speech in college about adopting a pet, and the many rescued dogs she has raised over the years. During COVID-19, her beloved Joan Jett the dog passed away peacefully at her San Diego home in October 2020. Enter into the picture, Baja Animal Sanctuary. Lana and her husband Andrew Trujillo have now added Sasha Baja Banks (fka Sasha) to their family, both to give another rescued dog a home, and also to continue to advocate for pit bull breeds and the elimination of BSL. Lana and Andrew will continue to support BAS for years to come.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley (a merger between Metro Phoenix and East Valley) provides a safe place for children go after school to participate in activities that help build character, self-esteem, values, and skills. Lana Hock is a former board member and past chairman of the executive board for this organization.
While animal welfare is a passion of all team members of The Hock Group, cats hold a particularly special place in Amanda's heart. She actively volunteers with The Colorado Kitty Coalition, located in Fort Collins, among the foothills of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. It is a FOSTER-BASED non-profit organization that rescues and provides medical and social care for kittens and cats.
Established in 2006 by a group of veterinarians and concerned community members, the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity that provides financial grants for animal owners who are unable to afford the cost of their pet’s emergency or critical care. Lana was introduced to the FACE Foundation by their Executive Director, as both FACE and The Hock Group work with veterinary hospitals throughout San Diego County. Veterinary partners make FACE’s work possible by generously discounting their services for qualified FACE patients by at least 25%, Face also fundraises through events and memorial gifts made by donors. Check out the link to Joan Jett's memorial page and learn more about how you can support FACE Foundation as well.
Girls on the Run aims to inspire girls to be healthy and confident through training for 5k runs and participating in interactive lessons that encourage positive development. Introduced to the team by Sierra Jones, Lana's niece, we continue to support this organization.
Golf for Cause provides creative programs, workshops, and services to educate individuals about the game's technique and etiquette. Lana and Mike have both participated in a weekly golf league that donates proceeds to a different cause each week.
While most everyone has heard of Habitat for Humanity, not everyone has participated or volunteered in the way Amanda has in helping families build and improve places to call home.
As a graduate of Kansas State University and a lifetime member of the Alumni Association, Lana Hock gives of her time as a mentor to young student professionals pursuing a master's degree in Financial Planning. The Professional Mentoring Program connects juniors, seniors and graduate students in Human Ecology with professionals in their field of study to provide networking, professional skill development and career advice in order to better prepare students to enter their professional careers. As a successful financial advisor, Lana has been a mentor to several young students, interacting in a meaningful and beneficial way to support her alma mater.
Through Baird's previous partnership with the LGPA Amateur Golf Association as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 & 2019 LGPA Amateur Golf Association CUP Series, Lana Hock became active in speaking to CUP competitors about the synergy between Baird's wealth management services and the women who are a part of the newly created LPGA Amateur Golf Association, focused on creating local and national golf communities and experiences for its thousands of members and hundreds of chapters across the globe.
The organization holds thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities throughout the country, as well as national competitions and events. Its members are a diverse group of women from new to experienced golfers and cover a broad spectrum of career paths.
The Hock Group is currently a sponsor of the San Diego chapter, and Lana Hock is a member of both the San Diego, California and Phoenix, Arizona chapters. She also just completed a term on the board of the San Diego organization as the Marketing/Sponsorship Director.
The LPGA Foundation supports golf programs for all ages, scholarship programs, financial assistance, and educational activities for women golfers. The Marilynn Smith Charity Classic put on by the LPGA Foundation raises scholarship money to support their programs for women. Mike and Lana, along with several of our clients, have played in this classic in years past.
Amanda Logan started Straight Up Ladies (SUL) in 2018, because she was attending a lot of networking groups and women's groups around Denver and found one of two things: either it felt very transactional and everyone was there to see what you could do for them, or people would go with a friend and not interact with new connections at all. She decided to start SUL to create a non-threatening space for women to engage with one another on a number of different topics surrounding their lives, not just work. Her goal was to create a vulnerable environment for women to talk about their strengths and wins, their challenges and insecurities, and any topic with encouragement and support, and she has been doing just that ever since.
Lana has always had a love of music. She studied classical piano for 9 years, played the alto saxophone, percussion, and sang alto in many musical groups in school and church. From this love of music, came a passion for supporting the performing arts. She recently served a term on the Board of Directors of Villa Musica, a non-profit performing arts school in San Diego, CA. Villa Musica's mission is to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to explore the joy and lifelong value of music through education, performance and community engagement. Even through the COVID-19 pandemic, VIlla Musica has thrived and moved much of their delivery and performances online. Of specific interest to Lana is the Musical BiographiesTM program - recently highlighted in the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE - that helps people with dementia and their caregivers to not only create a song list but also make a scrapbook of memories. #livefromthevilla