About Christie Pace
Christie Pace was born and raised in Hawai’I, but now she resides with her husband and children (furry and furless) in Colorado. Christie’s love of animals and children began as a veterinary technician while in high school. After nine years of working in small animal practices, she was inspired by Naki’o’s story to begin helping other homeless animals with disABILITIES, ultimately founding the non-profit Nakio’s Underdog Rescue in 2011. Christie’s mission in life is to help the underdogs and show the public how wonderful and capable disABLED animals are, and to do so through books for younger readers. She is a certified Reiki master and has also been a state foster mother for children. In addition, Christie enjoys being with her two-year-old son and pets, playing the flute and ukulele, and traveling to new locations.