Board Members of the Pad for Paws Foundation

Garry A. Pistoria, President

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After attending Montana State University and the College of Great Falls, where he majored in Business and Economics, Garry Pistoria started his career with the Cenex/Harvest States corporation. During his thirty-eight years with Cenex/Harvest States, he has directed the Export Division in Portland, Oregon, coordinating trades with Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and other Asian countries. In corporate offices in St. Paul, Minnesota, he oversaw the domestic and world sales of wheat merchandising and managed world-wide grain sales. Most recently, he was president of Amber Milling Company, the four milling operations of Cenex/Harvest States until his retirement in 1999.

Nancy Jardon, Treasurer

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Nancy Jardon is a lifelong animal lover whose household has included dogs, rabbits, rats, horses and aquariums. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Redlands in California and worked as a Finance Manager for McDonnell Douglas before moving to Montana in 1991 and starting her own accounting business. While raising her two children and home-schooling them, the family traveled all over the world visiting nearly 60 countries. She enjoys being with her family, reading, and doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles.

Bryan Fischer

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Bryan Fischer is a lifelong Montana resident who grew up in Laurel, Montana and moved to Helena in 1996. Bryan currently is a 20-year veteran officer of the Helena Police Department, having served in different roles within the department. Bryan has always been an active member of the Helena community volunteering with Pad for Paws before becoming a board member. He has served on the board of directors for the Helena Lions Swim Club, Jaycees, Shop with a Cop, headed the Adopt a Family program, is a volunteer firefighter and has been involved in coaching numerous youth sports. Bryan enjoys being outdoors, playing golf, softball and cycling. Bryan is married and has three children.

Debbe Pistoria

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Debbe Pistoria graduated from the school of hard knocks and grew up as a child of the 60's with beehive hair. She had a wonderful 30-year career as an event planner before retiring. Debbe's heart has always been with the underdog and she loves being in a position to help families struggling to keep their beloved pets. Pad for Paws is Debbe's passion and she loves the generous Helena community. Debbe says working with the hard-working, passionate Pad for Paws board of directors is the best!