Our Team

…our family

Kristine Mele, UW-AAB, CPDT-KA: Owner, Trainer

Kristine is the training instructor, office manager, and does pick-ups and drop-offs of the playgroup dogs. She is certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, she has earned a Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior through the University of Washington, earned a diploma in canine obedience training through Penn Foster, is a member of Pet Professional Guild, an AKC Canine Good Citizen™ Evaluator, and a Fear Free Certified™ Trainer.

Michael Mele: Transportation

Michael takes after his mom (Kristine) and grew up loving dogs. His main job is picking up/dropping off the dogs, but he also monitors playgroup and does maintenance.

Ashley Simmons: Playgroup Monitor

Ashley is our main playgroup monitor. She’s in charge of making sure the dogs are all getting along and play safely. She also does all our grooming.

Allycia Besner: Graphics/Social Media
Allycia does our graphics, including designing and creating our logo. She also assists in online system selection.