Lawrence Nicolas

Chief Operating Officer

Jacksonville Humane Society

Lawrence graduated from the University of Colorado in Denver with a bachelor’s degree in communications and an emphasis on public relations. After graduating, he began working at a very large private animal welfare organization in Denver and his life direction changed forever. After spending nearly five years with that organization, he began working for Best Friends Animal Society in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he held many positions overseeing various aspects of sheltering operations as well as coalition building and relationship cultivation. He then moved to Florida and worked for Peggy Animal Rescue League for nearly two years prior to joining the Jacksonville Humane Society in 2021. Lawrence lives in Jacksonville with his wife, son and two shelter pets.