Kim has been a professional dog trainer for 18 years focusing on using positive reinforcement to build a strong relationship between people and their dogs. She was a police officer, firearms instructor, and certified crisis negotiator. 

SFC Audra Rose

Our Board of Directors

About Us

Garry has a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics. He is a thirty-year veteran of the armed services as an Army Black Hawk pilot with multiple combat tours. Garry provides Got Your Six with perspective of the issues facing veterans as they transition to civilian life. .


Sergeant First Class (SFC) Rose has been in the Army since 2002. She was a Military Working Dog Handler for 6 years and adopted her last MWD. She is currently serving as a Military Police Officer and provides GYS with military advice and insight into Veteran's needs.

I have been incredibly fortunate to do what I love which is working with dogs and their people.  With my daughter being in the Military I have a special place in my heart for veterans so I started Huntsville Got Your Six because of the need I've seen over the last several years for service dogs for soldiers with PTSD.  We provide that help through no cost training for veterans and their dogs.

I've been working with dogs and their owners since 2001 and have my professional certification, Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. I'm also a Certified Mentor Trainer to Animal Behavior College students. My interest in training began as a puppy raiser and volunteer coordinator for Canine Companions for Independence.  I've published training articles on, conducted seminars for local rescues and have been the "Ask the Expert" on WAAY TV.

Karie has an M.A. in Human Relations and Business  Her goal is to increase awareness of the mission of Got Your Six through public relations, fundraising, and grant writing. Her experience includes organizing community awareness events for a nonprofit organization.

secretary-KARIE HELMS

laurel rose, cpdt-ka

President/lead Trainer

Vice President- Kim roach