Meet our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

We are united in our efforts to be of service to those with visible and invisible disabilities, with the help of Service Dogs.

We seek to educate the public that Veteran's and civilians with disabilities are no different than anyone else. Each of us needs help from time to time; the disabled might need more. We have seen the transformation as their Service Dogs mitigate their disabilities, enhance independence and encourage participation in daily activities the rest of us take for granted; carrying the mail, doing laundry, picking up dropped items, getting around by pulling a wheelchair, and so forth.

Consider joining our efforts to H.O.P.E.; Helping Others Pawsitively Everyday.

President and co-founder, with wife Stephanie Gerken, of Michael's Angel Paws, a Las Vegas non-profit that trains shelter dogs to become Service Dogs. These dogs are donated to Veterans with visible and invisible disabilities.

Raised in Santa Clarita, CA, Bryce is the oldest son to a Vietnam Veteran. Living in a Veteran's household made Bryce keenly aware of what Post Traumatic Stress really encompasses. Watching his dad re-live his combat experience day after day, night after night, and year after year, brought Bryce to where he is today. He has a deep rooted passion to help the Veteran community. Bryce and Stephanie also work with dogs they've trained as Service Dogs for civilians with mobility, Autism, Diabetes, peanut allergy and other medical issues.

In his off time, Bryce enjoys spending time with Stephanie and their two young daughters.

Founder of the Silver State Veteran Assistance Foundation, Mr. Kanofsky is an Army Vietnam Combat veteran. Gene was the 2016 thru 2017 Department Commander of the Jewish War Veterans of Nevada. He served in numerous post positions in Jewish War Veterans Post 65. He is very active in support of all Veterans and is a volunteer Veteran Service Officer supported by the JWV. He also volunteers at the USO, at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home and Cemetery. Gene is a guest speaker at several Veteran's events throughout the Las Vegas Valley.