Tressa and Roxy, one of her three dogs. 

Tressa and Roxy, one of her three dogs. 

Tressa Broadhead

Lead Dog

Tressa has been rescuing animals in the DFW area since 2007. Tressa co-founded Epic Animal Rescue in 2016, is also a staff member of Animal Investigation and Response and is a certified animal cruelty investigator. Tressa is kept in line by her husband Zane while their daughter Sierra keeps the chaos coming. They share their lives with three dogs, one cat and a carousel of fosters coming and going.


Greg Phillips

Money Man

Greg is a small business owner and has been involved in rescue since 2011. He and his wife, Christine, became acquainted with rescue when they found two loose dogs whose owners refused to pick them up from the town shelter. They became 'temporary fosters' for these dogs and found the most amazing families for them. A few months later, Christine fell in love with a dog in a shelter that became their first 'real' foster...and the rest is history! Greg and Christine foster small dogs, typically terrier-types and mommas with their tiny litters. They are assisted in their rescue efforts by their daughter, two dogs and two cats.


 Erin with Jake and Jessie

Erin with Jake and Jessie


Type A Organizer

Erin has a passion that developed into something Epic. Be a part of something greater than you. BE EPIC. 

"Be the person your dog thinks you are."


 Heather and Thor

Heather and Thor

Heather Bass

Party Planner

Heathers love for dogs started at the age of 6 when her Grandfather gave Heather and her brother a Golden Retriever Puppy as a gift, Askher was a part of their family for 15 years!  Heather rescued her first dog at the age of 24 from under a trailer in Tyler Texas and she hasn’t looked back since then. Heather has been actively involved in Animal Rescue for the past 6 years, Fundraising and Fostering the precious souls has become her passion. Heathers and her husband Jeff are proud fur parents to Three Dogs Hera, Sadie & Apollo.  Life is never dull with them!  In their free time Heather and Jeff love to travel and explore new places. The pair are also avid Football Fans and Love the New York Giants.

Michelle and Vader

Michelle Jarvis

Social Butterfly

Michelle discovered her passion for dog rescue after rescuing "Trooper" a shepherd puppy with mange from being euthanized in January of 2015. Since then, Michelle has been an active volunteer for various non-profit rescues across DFW. She loves finding creative new ways to promote dog adoption and fostering in the Dallas area. In her free time, you'll find Michelle at the dog park with her furry BFF, Vader, or hosting dinner parties for her friends! If you have a business that would like to BE EPIC and partner with us or feature one of our adoption events, please reach out to Michelle for more information!