Meet the founders

Emera and Danielle have over 26 years of combined experience working with animals.

Danielle Dyer is one of the founders of Harmony. One semester before graduate school, Danielle decided to instead follow her passion of working with dogs. With a history in entrepreneurship and Psychology, Danielle's contributions include determining the perfect match for rescues and the ideal tasks for volunteers and employees. Danielle is originally from Virginia but has found her home in Grand Junction with her three beloved bully breeds.

Emera Thornton is one of the founders of Harmony. With her background in dance and theater, Emera spends a lot of time developing fun, new enrichment and training methods for the sanctuary dogs. She also has a passion for designing community-involved fundraisers. Emera is originally from Arizona but spent time in Alaska before finding her home in Grand Junction with her partner, Will, and their two dogs, cat, and chickens.