Kelly Gallagher-Shannon has worked with children and adults of all ages in different environments for over 35 years. She has taught in the public school system, directed education programs in the Church for all ages and owned and operated her own Martial Arts Educational Center for 17 years. Through her experiences of working with people of all ages in different situations, she has seen what is needed most: People of all ages and culture need to feel safe and confident. Kelly has methods of teaching to help people progress at their own pace while developing a drive which will empower them to achieve in all areas of their lives.
Kelly has rescued animals since she was a child and has volunteered at shelters as well as worked as a Veterinary Assistant. Having horses, dogs and cats of her own, her soft spot and passion is to protect the most vulnerable. Right now she rescues cats and kittens and has them spayed/neutered, shots and care. She has built a small cat sanctuary for her personal cats and has a safe haven for free roaming cats to go and be fed. She is a strong advocate for TNR (trap, neuter and release) to keep the feral population down in neighborhoods. She works with other rescues to save stray dogs on the streets of Miami. Her goal to build a Heart Harbor Rescue facility is her dream to combine her passion of the most vulnerable people and animals by providing a safe haven and education. Her programs will consist of Anti-Bullying and Anti-Cruelty education.
-Certified 5th degree Black Belt Instructor for children and adults.
-Degree in Elementary Education
-Certified in Child Psychology
-Certified in Early Childhood Education
-Certified Veterinary Assistant
-Certified in CPR,AED & First Aid
Brenda J. Shannon
Florida Live Entertainment/SlouMo Live Entertainment
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Christopher Santoro
Christopher volunteered his time at fundraisers as well as used his expertise with the computer to create the Heart Harbor Rescue logo, music video, as well as making a computer layout of the future Heart Harbor Rescue facility.
Wendell Young and Liz Lawton Young of Florida Live Entertainment are musicians who live in Pompano Beach, Florida. They are also part of the Live Stream Entertainment Network. For the past 3 years they have enjoyed meeting and interviewing the hottest bands in the tri county area. After interviewing Kelly Gallagher Shannon at a charity function, Wendell and Liz quickly realized that they wanted to donate their time to Heart Harbor Rescue. It took some time but they came up with an idea to include Heart Harbor Rescue on The Florida Live Show. They also provide social media support.