We had the good fortune of connecting with Aimee Sadler and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Aimee, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
For me, personally, if I have thought something through and deeply believe in the merit of the concept (with regards to a positive purpose), I’m determined to keep going until there is some movement or change. If I’m more individually driven for something, then I’m more inclined to give up if I’m not able to singularly influence the change I want. In other words, in my old age I’ve learned that “you cant’ make people”, therefore, if what I want requires something from another and I’m not inspiring enough or they’re not interested, then I will move on. I have also learned that when I find myself banging my head against a wall, I’m better off stepping to the side and proceeding on another path rather than trying to force myself along that one resistant path. In this process, I’ve found that I’ve been able to successfully drive change by being nimble.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
We are a nonprofit that serves sheltered dogs, and those that care for them, through our educational seminars and mentorships. We have grown rapidly since our inception in 2015 and are hustling to keep up with the increasing demand for our programming and consultation. We are an ever-growing team of talented and dedicated individuals that go above and beyond to improve the quality of life for sheltered dogs all across our nation and beyond!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I want everyone I know and care for to experience Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado; this is my favorite place on the planet, so far. Any show or activity ends up being a magical experience in this magical place.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My Father, Winton Diedrich Rossiter, has been a guiding force for me throughout my life. When I was young, I had the most fun with my Dad. As I matured, he held my feet to the fire inspiring me to strive for excellence while challenging me to think “outside of the box”. While he has always represented a level of consistent pressure to do well, he expresses interest in my journey and takes pleasure in my successes and has made me feel loved and valued throughout the different stages of my life. As we both get older together, Dad is my friend and confidente and a most cherished person to me.

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Annalie

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