Eric Barsness Director of Development
Eric Barsness joined the staff of Puppies Behind Bars in February 2009. In addition to handling grant submissions and donor relations, he works closely with PBB founder Gloria Gilbert Stoga on a range of projects. Eric also does many public speaking engagements and helps socialize puppies for the organization. Prior to joining Puppies Behind Bars, Eric worked at Condé Nast Publications for 18 years, overseeing special events, marketing programs and client partnerships—first at GQ, and then at Architectural Digest, where he was creative services director. He attended Oberlin College. He is a life-long dog lover, and has a background as a professional choreographer and classically trainedsinger. He is delighted that he’s been invited to sing at most of PBB’s graduation events for veterans—often with his duet partner, Dudley, a large yellow Labrador retriever.