Nicole Lanahan
President and Founder

Nicole Lanahan founded Got Your Six Support Dogs in 2015 after receiving dozens of phone calls from veterans distressed over the long waiting lists and high costs of PTSD service dogs from other organizations. Nicole understands the comfort and peace a dog can bring.

Nicole is a certified professional dog trainer who has helped dog owners effectively communicate, bond, and modify unwanted pet behavior for over fifteen years. Along with pet obedience and behavior modification, Nicole has trained police, military, and service dogs. Aside from training PTSD service dogs, Nicole also teaches pet obedience classes as well as comfort/crisis dogs for another non-profit based in Chicago, IL. Some of her past clients include former St. Louis Cardinal players, St. Louis Rams players, police and military k-9 handlers, and local St. Louis television personalities. In her free time Nicole trains and competes with Tag, her three-year-old Australian Shepherd, in AKC agility. Nicole is also the author of seven novels.




Emily Johnson
Co-Founder and Trainer

Bio Coming Soon.




Heather Chapman
Department Chair of Fundraising

By trade, Heather Chapman is a teacher and has worked for Edwardsville School District for over 20 years. She loves her students and can’t imagine doing anything other than teaching; however, as her own children have become older and more independent, she felt she had more to give. Her passion for animals and respect for our country’s military and first responders drew her to Got Your 6 Support Dogs. Heather has military members in her family as well as many friends representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. All the work she does for Got Your 6 Support Dogs is done in their honor.




Tim O’Donnell
Advisory Board

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