Experts in Disability Education & Advocacy

Specializing in Service Dog Laws

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Kaydin Downey (They/Them)
Chief Executive Officer

 Kay was a Behavior Therapist but after receiving their Medical Alert & Response Service Dog for their own disabilities they saw a dire need for education pertaining to Service Dogs. Which lead Kay to found HAYS shortly after. What initially started as a hobby to offer educational resources, quickly became a well respected and sought after service. They now participate in expert witness consulting for civil and criminal cases involving service dogs around the country. They enjoy traveling, trying new foods and being with friends and family most. 

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Brittany Holcombe (she/her)
Attorney

Bri Holcombe is a licensed attorney in mutiple states! Currently practicing family law. Bri is a Houston native who graduated from Baylor University and Belmont University College of Law. She is currently employed at the Hunt Law Firm. Before joining her current firm, Bri served as a Law Clerk and Associate Attorney for a family law firm in Greater Houston. When Bri is not advocating for her clients, she is rooting for the Baylor Bears and Houston Astros! But what she loves most in life is her sweet “blacken-doodle” puppy, Astro!

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Davy Gerichten (they/them)

Project Manager

Davy is a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania apart from some college years living in Tokyo. They graduated from West Chester University with a B.A. in Foreign Languages and International Business, focusing on French, Japanese, and Russian languages and cultures. Prior to graduating, they worked as a peer educator for the offices of international studies and LGBTQA services at their university. In their spare time, they enjoys crafting, reading, and traveling. 

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Thank a Veteran

When you donate towards, Thank a Veteran, many returned veterans get the opportunity for an easier transition with our private consultation. There are so many programs and options that can be extremely overwhelming to navigate alone. With your donation, we are here to offer our expertise to veterans free of charge.

For the Love of Students

Our primary goal is education but many schools don't have the funding for outside education. We don't want that to stop us from being able to educate our youth! Through For the Love of Students, students nationwide become thoroughly educated about Service Dogs & Disability Inclusion where they wouldn't be able to normally host our services. This enhances the safety of disabled handlers and promotes inclusivity when children have proper etiquette skills around working dogs.