Founder & President
Air For Paws was founded by Terry Moriyama in the memory of her beloved pups Sammi and Nikki. The 2004 grassroots effort then became a non-profit organization in 2009. Realtor and Morgan Hill resident, Terry credits her zoologist mother for her love of animals. “She installed in me the compassions I have for all creatures, great and small,” Terry said, “I grew up as an only child, and all my siblings had scales, feathers, or fur.” Air For Paws is living proof of her continued love and dedication to her for-legged friends. Terry’s busy household includes her husband, Tom, and fur-kids Mochi, Morris, Dixie, and Tigger too! Seen here with Mochi.
Dr. Michelle D. Griffin
Dr. Griffin has been a practicing veterinarian since 1996 and accepted an associate veterinary position with South County Animal Hospital in 2004 and partnership in 2009. Michelle is a dedicated advocate for the Air For Paws foundation, volunteering her time to train local firemen and first responders on the proper use of CPR equipment. Michelle lives in Gilroy with her daughter; Kyndra.
Treasurer/Fund Development Director
Caroline serves as both Treasurer and Fund Development Director and has been with the Air for Paws foundation since 2009. She lives in Morgan Hill with her husband, Paul, and daughter, Jordon, along with their chocolate Labrador, Maisie. Seen here with her horse, Penny.