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Young Professionals: Get Connected. Make a difference.

The SPCA of Texas Young Professionals are an emerging group of young leaders, enlisted to raise awareness and funds for the most vulnerable animals in our community.

This group exists to support the SPCA of Texas’ mission to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome thousands of animals by engaging with the community through fundraising, volunteer and networking opportunities.


Connect with emerging leaders in North Texas.


Opportunities to demonstrate your potential.


Year-round opportunities to volunteer with other YPs.


Exclusive access to social events for young professionals.


Meet the 2024 Leadership Team

Carlie Moe, Chair

Carlie has 10 years of experience in working with nonprofits. She earned her Bachelors and Masters in Public Administration from Texas A&M (avid Aggie fan!) and has resided in DFW since 2009 with her husband Brian. Carlie began working with SPCA in 2010 and has served on the Strut Your Mutt Planning Committee for the previous 10 years. When she is not working, she spends time with her husband and German shepherd mix, Roxie, who is an SPCA shelter alum. Carlie enjoys traveling, especially to watch A&M football. Carlie and Brian also enjoy fostering.

Carlie’s goal is to continue to grow YP’s membership and empower members to be SPCA ambassadors. She intends to use marquee events, such as Strutt Your Mutt and the Tower Club Networking Event, to find innovative ways to fundraise within the YP network/demographic. Carlie also wants to bring more shelter events to members and raise brand awareness. To achieve key objectives, Carlie believes there are opportunities within DEI and member engagement. 

Heather Brown, Vice Chair

Heather is one of SPCA’s strongest volunteers and assiduously keeps fidelity to SPCA’s mission. After graduating from the University of Virginia, Heather worked in the education sector. As a teacher, she designed lesson plans, aligned units to curriculum standards, and analyzed data to target personalized instruction. Several years later, she shifted into a corporate role as a Lead Communications Consultant for AT&T. She leverages her background in content development and pedagogy to curate internal omni channel communications that drive employee engagement and promote transparency and collaboration. Heather is currently finishing a Masters in Communication Studies with a focus in organizational leadership.

Heather intends to leverage both her education background and corporate experience in her role as Vice Chair and looks forward to deepening member engagement.


How to become a
Young Professionals member.

MEMBERSHIP | $100 per year

  • Exclusive volunteer opportunities at the SPCA of Texas
  • Access to Young Professionals events
  • Supporting the SPCA of Texas’ critical work in the community
  • Networking with emerging leaders in the North Texas Region
  • Gained experience through participation in community service
  • Leadership and career development opportunities