Prior to joining the staff of Second Chance Center for Animals in 2016 as the organizations’ Business Director, Rick Bitzer had been a store manager for Michael’s Stores and a marketing manager for Harley Davidson. Rick is also a retired law enforcement officer from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. His significant business and retail experience are welcome strengths to the leadership team at Second Chance. Rick keeps the business running properly so there are appropriate resources for the organization to continue its mission in the community.
According to Rick, “I am currently fostering a dog who was having difficulty being in a kennel. I come home each night and see her tail wagging, the dog eating and being relaxed. I know that I am helping this animal gain confidence and skills to make somebody’s home brighter and that she will be happy for the rest of her life.”