The DogTrekker staff is made up, quite naturally, of folks who love dogs. We count on our furry friends to sniff out and put paws to the test on all the places we tell you about in our newsletter and on our website. Happy holidays from:
DogTrekker founders Roxanne and Dave Kendrick have spent decades DogTrekking, most recently with their "research Labs” Coco and Kayla. They, along with Lola, Tiffy, Little Dog, Taffy, Kiko, Albie and Thumper, have provided a lifetime of love and joy and are the inspiration behind DogTrekker.
Janet Fullwood, our newsletter wordsmith, lives with a bird-finding, water-loving Brittany named Bodacious whose activity level can be described as 15 on a scale of 1 to 10.
Mary Eisenhart, our writer/researcher, hangs out with Callie, a 14-year-old deaf Dalmatian adopted in puppy-hood who believes people were put on the planet to pet her and give her treats; and Cash, a three-year-old border collie/Lab mix who gladdened Mary’s heart and put his mighty brain to work by earning his Canine Good Citizen certificate this year.
Roger Coryell, our marketing strategist and chief kennel helper, and wife Lark are herded by Rowdy, an affectionate, bossy and scarily smart Aussie mix adopted from Smiley Dog Rescue.
Erica Vaughn, our chief researcher and all-around "go fetch" contributor, takes an 11-year-old mastiff/Lab rescue named Layah to work for inspiration, and at home has a year-old English mastiff called Tiny who should weigh in at just over 200 pounds when grown. Erica loves to vacation anywhere Layah and Tiny can go, especially Lake Tahoe.
John Poimiroo, our travel & tourism public relations and communications specialist, has two full-time Sheltie co-workers, Murray and Ditto. Actually, John was out DogTrekking earlier this year when he adopted Ditto from the NorCal Sheltie Rescue.
Greg Wilker, our project manager, has a 13-year-old daughter who cherishes an eight-pound rat terrier named Buddy, best known for his miraculous recovery from a near-death experience with a car.
Kim Paternoster, our wicked coder, describes Beemer, her 13-year-old chow/golden mix (otherwise known as "The B") as "a breathing floor rug."
Michelle Imbach, our illustrator, finds her leisure time is filled by Riley, a wild and wooly goldendoodle, and Chloe, an American Eskimo/chow/hound mix with a magnetic attraction to water.
Suzanne Amelung, our graphic designer, shares her life with a Weimaraner named Indee, a Rottweiler named Oso and a pit mix who answers to Roxy.