President | Founder
Aja-Nikiya is a humanitarian, story teller, photographer, public speaker and activist for animals and under served populations. She has bridged her expertise in project development, marketing, and activism to help communities in extreme poverty develop sustainable solutions that preserve biodiversity and inspire global citizenship.
Aja is catalyst for change and a voice for the voiceless and founded Compassion Kind in 2014 after she realized the way to change the world was through compassion. She has six fur children: Nikko, Lilly, Nena, Flaka, Carmella and Puma.
Fun Fact: She was a professional ballet and modern dancer for 11 years!
Vice President | Development
Alexandra has been volunteering in dog rescue for over a year. She has a bachelors degree in Business Administration and uses her experience to promote Compassion Kind’s mission throughout the Tampa Bay community. In her position, she helps with overseeing daily operations and coordinates fundraising and adoption events with local, small businesses. During her free time, she’s fostering dogs and pursuing a masters degree. She and her husband have four fur children: Buddy, Cali, Coco, and Tiny.
Fun Fact: Enjoys crafting animal-related
Vice President | Animal Operations
After serving nine years in the United States Marine Corps, Angel decided to open her open Dog Training Center. She is originally from Rockledge, Fl and now lives in Saint Petersburg with her daughter Kaily, Australian Shepard Jake, and two Miniature Dachshunds Weeny and Puppy. Angel has dedicated the last six years to helping train animals that would otherwise be put down or surrendered to shelters. She opened Angel’s Basics Dog Training in 2013 to help strengthen the bond between humans and animals. She has always had a strong love of animals and is very passionate about training, fostering, and saving animals with Compassion Kind. In her off time she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with family.
Fun Fact – She owns a Mini Pig named Petey!