Jennifer Middleton serves as the Executive Director. With only about 7 years of experience in managing a nonprofit- she is a relative newcomer to the industry. Her passion for Hallie Hill’s mission explains her abundance of enthusiasm and a “no quitting” attitude. Jennifer grew up in the Hollywood area and found herself rescuing animals of all kinds throughout her childhood and into adulthood. Whether it be orphaned opossums or dogs from the roadside- she could not turn away from an animal in distress.
Graduating from College of Charleston, she enjoyed a successful career as a science and math teacher in Charleston County public schools for 17 years. During her time in the classroom, she achieved National Board certification in early adolescent science and was awarded Teacher of the Year for Charleston County in 2006/2007. Her passion for learning, teaching, and caring for others has never waned.
Jennifer lives in Meggett happily married to Benji. They have two sons: Ben and Josh. They also have four-legged children: dogs named Ace and Buck.
Daisy McKenzie is an animal care provider and also assists with maintenance. Daisy distributes medications, feeds, cleans, and grooms. But this girl isn’t afraid to get dirty- and can also be found mowing the grass and running the tractor. Daisy grew up in a farm like environment, caring for not only dogs and cats, but horses, goats, rabbits, chickens, and more. Her love of animals is unsurpassed and she has a very special way with our feline residents. Daisy graduated from West Ashley High School and lives in Adams Run with her four-legged children: dogs named Penny, Cocoa, Gator, Happy, Sybil, and Maggie and cats named Tiger, Fred and Trixie.
Josh is the head of maintenance and works tirelessly to keep the buildings and grounds of Hallie Hill beautiful. Josh has a lifetime of maintenance experience. He is a US Navy veteran, has worked as a laborer on dairy farms, and ran his own painting business. Josh lives on Edisto Island with his wife Donna and their three rescue dogs.
Caroline Ruiz is the Adoption Coordinator/Operations Assistant at Hallie Hill. Caroline has a background in design and marketing, as well as positive reinforcement dog training and animal care. She is thrilled to be pursuing a career working with animals, and is looking forward to finding loving homes for the wonderful dogs and cats at Hallie Hill! Caroline lives with her husband Matthew and their sweet rescue pup Dallas.