Meet Our Team
Founder, Executive Director
Paris Miller founded Project Canis in 2020 to help every shelter animal get a toy and ultimately find their furever homes. She works to support animal wellness in her career as an E-Commerce Account Manager for Zesty Paws. She graduated from the University of Florida Honors program with a dual degree in Business Administration and Sustainability Studies and a minor in Nonprofit Organizational Leadership. Paris loves to foster and TNR cats in her free time and has her own foster fail, Cardi.
Chi Dao is a graduate student at the University of Florida majoring in Management. She has always loved working with animals and has almost a decade of animal-related experience. She has worked at a wildlife center, a local animal hospital, and was a Registered Veterinary Technician at an animal hospital. She has four pets – 3 cats and 1 dog, all of whom are rescued or adopted. Working at Project Canis continues to further her goal to improve animal welfare and support others who also have the same passion.
Drew Wiltsie is a third-year student at the University of Florida with a major in Finance and a minor in Economics. His love for animals led him to get involved in Project Canis and he is excited to bring joy to the shelter animals' lives. He has a cat named Santa and an English bulldog named Ryder. Project Canis gives him the opportunity to further his passion of animals.