Aaron Sawdey - Secretary:

Aaron first got involved in the animal rescue world when his wife Merry brought home a small puppy from Pet Haven. Shortly thereafter, they became dog fosters and have since fostered over 30 dogs. He first volunteered at a Leech Lake Legacy event (a Puppy Roundup) in July2014. Aaron has been volunteering at LLL events ever since, wrangling dogs, trimming nails, pulling quills, fixing broken equipment, and taking lots of photos.

By day Aaron is a Ph.D. Electrical Engineer working for IBM, making sure that the GCC open-source compiler generates fast and correct code for IBM's newest server processors. By night he tinkers with electronics including projects for LLL like the All-weather Automatic Dog Waterer (also cat compatible), the Vaccine Fridge Temperature Monitor, and (coming soon) the Image Recognition Livetrap for clever cats and kittens.

Aaron lives in Cannon Falls with his wife Merry, his son Ian, resident dogs Rex and Geordie, and a steady succession of foster dogs.