Recent Graduates

Classes 13-04, 13-05, 13-06 and 13-07

Published in: Update - Issue 1 - 2013 »

NOTE: GDMI stands for Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

You can view pictures of these graduates on our Flickr page.

Class 13-04

GDMI Phil Griffin:

  • Patricia Gainey and Mocha, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Hannah Coyle)
  • Thomas Cunningham and Robbie (Fred), yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Bernie Hickman)

GDMI Sue Hackman:

  • Norina Shields and Dayo, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Stephanie Lixie)
  • William Mortimer and Max, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Michele Belinky)
  • Cheryl Wade and Selene, golden retriever (puppy raisers: John and Elaine Berkheiser)
  • Doreen Schuerman and Kiva, black Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Brian and Darlene Conroy)

GDMI Linda Fisher with Interpreter Rafael de la Pena:

  • Rafael Quesada Inces and Stanley, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Andrea Rourke)
  • Harold Simons and Jett, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Dick Spence)
  • Marjorie Alvarado Umana and Katy, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Elaine Theisen)

GDMI Randy Horn:

  • Rebecca Evou and Willi, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Travis Herman)
  • Adria Hanus and Cassie, golden retriever (puppy raiser: Sue Kress)
  • Marc Roda and Mensch (Butsch), German shepherd (puppy raiser: Jean Pensis)

Class 13-05

GDMI Carrie Pryce with Interpreter Lino Gonzalez Garcia:

  • Yaiza Meriel Larrondo and Olive, black Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Allison and Steve Catrell)
  • Isabel Mas Martorell and Austin, Labrador/golden retriever (puppy raisers: Ryan Newson and David Neal)
  • Paloma Ferreras Soto and Kimber, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Matthew Giertych)
  • Miguel Hidalgo Fernandez and Chowder, golden retriever (puppy raisers: Kathryn Larson and Angela Moyers)
  • Francisco Farre Barri and Phineas, black Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Pam and Abby Wise)

GDMI Denise Atler:

  • GDMI Jill Vani; Rene Leyrer and Magic, golden retriever (puppy raiser: Dick Spence)
  • Perry and Diesel, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Yvonne Bodley)
  • Larry Golembiewski and Shamus, golden retriever (puppy raiser: Katie Bachman)
  • Aileen Bell and Finnie Mae, golden retriever (puppy raiser: Cora Hohnstadt)
  • James Crall and Archie, Labrador/golden retriever (puppy raiser: Janet Anderton)

Class 13-06

GDMI Debbie Komondy with Interpreter Jose “Bobby” Ugalde Castro

  • Francisco Alberto Agudo Bravo and Utah, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Pat Boyd)
  • Josefina Carillo Montiel and Badger, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Kristi Sazama)
  • Sara Alfie Turquie and Praia, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Mark and Arlene Vuturo)
  • Juan Alberto Gonzalez Mejia and Emerald (Emi), black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Dennis Butrick)

GDMI Jamie Togal:

  • William Herzler and Liberty (Libby), black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Carol Fredericks)
  • Vilma Anderson and Hadley, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Karen West and Ernie Schmatz)

GDMI Katie Wattles:

  • Linda McCann and Coal, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Scott Bates)
  • Junior Farley and Butterball, golden retriever (puppy raiser: Kimberly Muschong)
  • Aaron Spreitzer and Sully, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Lucy Goeke)

Apprentice GDMI Dave Meyer

  • Robert Hart and Nobel, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Cheryl Hach)
  • BJ Blahnik and Hayden, black Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Dan and Patricia Vandercar)
  • Patricia Pepper Orr and Cindy, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Vera O’Bryan)

Class 13-07

GDMI Kevin Ihrke and Apprentice GDMI Rebecca Seifers:

  • Anita Nelson and Queen, golden retriever (puppy raiser: Brent Spitzer)
  • Molly Eschelbach and Mileigh, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Allysen Rospopo)
  • Harley Windle and Bonnie, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Danielle Webb)

GDMI Dave Heins with Interpreter Laura Dominguez Zabala

  • Miguel Gil Garcia and Nelson, black Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: David Neal, Jonathan Brewer, Jacob Dunagan)
  • Sonia Collado Rubayo and Josie, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Emily Moore)
  • Maria (Fatima) Sanchez Moreno and Madison (Maddy), black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Lorelei Milo)
  • Pedro Esquiva Gomez de Salazar and Ulysses (Ulee), black Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Chad Theis and Diane McPharlin)

GDMI Catherine Palid and Apprentice GDMI Kathryn Roberts

  • Rose Romero and Ivy, black Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Mike and Beth Revello)
  • Jennifer Rogers and Rylee, golden retriever (puppy raisers: Steve and Mary Landry)
  • Kim Becker and Gracie Mae (Gracie), Labrador/golden retriever (puppy raisers: Elwood and Bonnie Thomas)