Shelbi Waters

Executive Director

Souris Valley Animal Shelter

Shelbi Waters, from Lawton, Oklahoma, graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in international security, and her background is in nonprofit development and marketing. Upon becoming the executive director of the Souris Valley Animal Shelter in Minot, North Dakota, she successfully launched a $3.5 million capital campaign that resulted in a new state-of-the-art building in rural North Dakota. The shelter is recognized at a national level for its emergency housing program, which works directly with domestic violence shelters across North Dakota to keep pets and people together.