Actions to Inspire Support for Animals & Conservation
Here we would like to introduce you to the great people behind the docwalks4animals organization:
Monica Metzdorf is a Pediatric Urologist in Los Angeles. She is passionate about her work and devotes her time to helping make the lives of children better. Her young patients call her “Dr. Monica”.
She has other passions too: a tremendous love of animals, fish and wildlife. This was one of the reasons she chose to get her Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife and Fish Conservation Biology at University of California, Davis before starting medical school.
During her Medical School and Residency at the University of San Diego Medical Center, she became a member of the San Diego Zoo, to continue to support animal conservation work. Despite choosing to pursue human medicine over veterinary medicine, her passion for wildlife has never wavered.
Board of Directors
Bill was a Catholic priest for over 30 years. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s Seminary & University, graduate degrees from the Catholic University and doctorate from the Claremont School of Theology. He taught in the seminary, served in parish ministry, was a chaplain in the Army National Guard, and was a licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. He left active ministry to marry in 2006. Now in retirement he is establishing a career as a voice over artist. Bill and Monica live in Glendale, CA.
Karen retired in 2017, following a 45-year career in the Entertainment Industry, working in both Film Production & Post Production. She is now enjoying retired life that allows more time to “give back” to her community. Free to cultivate her passion for gardening and the love of the outdoors, she volunteers at Huntington Library in Pasadena and at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge. Karen is now pleased to be a part of the docwalks4animals team. Karen lives with her husband, Ray, and their 2 dogs near their son, Colin, in San Diego.
Richard retired in 2018 after a fifty year career focused on international business insurance and financial planning. He was a senior executive at Schinnerer and Company, a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan, operating from their Washington, D.C. office. He graduated from Wilkes University in 1970 with a B.A. degree in Mathematics. Richard resides in Lutherville, MD with his wife, Claudia.
Terri Lynn Doubet grew up in Evanston, Il (first suburb North of Chicago). She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University in Radio and Tv, with a minor in Film. She has lived in California for 33 years, and currently lives and works in Burbank, CA. She has worked for the daytime drama “ Days of our Lives “ for the past 26 years; She does the Payroll and Administration for the show. In her free time she is an avid runner, loves to be outside, and loves all animals; especially dogs.
Dave is a native-born Angelino. After graduating from high school, he went to work for the City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Regulation as a Kennelman and Animal Control Officer. He was also a Marine Corps reservist. While working nights, he attended UCLA and received a B.A. in Political Science with a specialization in East African Studies. After that, he attended the USC library school while working full-time at the Employment Development Department. He went to work as a Law Librarian at the California Department of Justice. He then became the head librarian for the 2nd District Court of Appeal. After retiring from the Court, he took up golf. He has served as a volunteer for many organizations including AYSO, the First Tee of Pasadena, Huntington Hospital. He served on the Altadena Library Board of Trustees and was President for the Altadena Senior Men’s Golf Club. He and his wife Cindy are avid jazz fans, golfers and world travelers.
Betty is the LPGA Professional at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale, California. She learned to play golf at the age of 8, by using a much too big club from her father’s bag, to bang golf balls in the backyard. Betty competed in and won many Junior Golf Championships in her home state of Missouri. The University of Missouri offered Betty a 4 year scholarship, where she majored in journalism and political science, while competing on the MU golf team for 4 years. Prior to a career in golf, Betty worked for CNN, reporting on many major news stories across the country for 15 years.
Sandy Panduro is part of the management team at Carstar Sun Valley Collision. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the California State University at Northridge (CSUN and her only daughter, Renay, is also a member of her mother’s alma mater in pursuit of her Master’s program in Social work; go Matadors!) Upon graduating, Sandy started her career in marketing and business development and eventually in sales as a bilingual Spanish/English insurance professional. Sandy cherishes her close family relationships with her two siblings, 7 nieces and nephews, her daughter and her mother who are all located close to Montrose, CA where she currently resides with her 2 dogs and 2 cats. Prior to discovering golf in 2021, Sandy was a runner and finished 5 full marathons and several half marathons. Current passions include salsa dancing, cheering for the LA Dodgers and lowering her handicap. Sandy attributes much of her success to being open to learning and continual self-improvement and believes that “with time, preparation meets the right moment and that is what most people would call luck.”
Golf Tournament Planning Committee
Our charity golf tournaments would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of these amazing people!
DocWalks4Animals is an official 501c3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.
We are still collecting donations to help wildlife and conservation projects: Will you help?