Recent Graduates

Classes 14-03, 14-04, 14-05 and 14-06

Published in: Update - Issue 1 - 2014 »   

NOTE: GDMI stands for Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

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

Class 14-03

GDMI Katie Wattles:

  • David Holliday and Jethro, golden retriever (puppy raiser: Sherrill Platt)
  • Gretchen Mackenzie and Rachel, black lab (puppy raiser: Andrew Nielsen)
  • Bunny Tabatt and Dixie, golden retriever (puppy raisers: Bob and Sue Kulbeik)

GDMI Debbie Komondy with Interpreter Adriana Zuniga Hernandez:

  • Roy Rojas Castro and Lucy Pat, black lab (puppy raiser: Drake Eaves)
  • William Zapeta Osorio and Norm, black lab (puppy raiser: Justin VanNoort)
  • Vanessa Araya Duran and June, yellow lab (puppy raiser: Kimberly Weltyk)
  • Lourdes Guzman and Norma, black lab (puppy raiser: Susan Smith)
  • Maria Celeste Anzuategui and Mudgie, black lab (puppy raiser: Toni Venditti)

GDMI Jill Vani and Apprentice GDMI Ashley Ayers:

  • John DiMarco and Shadow, black lab (puppy raiser: Scott Bates)
  • Lucille Hahn and Charlotte, black lab (puppy raiser: Allen Huenefeld)
  • Jodi Munden and Breezy, black lab (puppy raiser: Jean Pensis)

Apprentice GDMI Dave Meyer:

  • Steven Speidel and Johan, black lab (puppy raisers: Kevin and Michele Anderson)
  • Brent Neeser and Andy, yellow lab (puppy raiser: James Nott)
  • Michael Coconate and Dusk, black lab (puppy raiser: Justin Herrera)
  • Robert Schutte and Moses, black lab (puppy raiser: Bradley Chandler)

GDMI John Bertram:

  • Gretchen Preston and Floyd, black lab (puppy raiser: Matthew Gibson)
  • Paul Pell and Ralph, black lab (puppy raisers: John Mohr and Elias Wanatee)
  • Catalina Roisum and Elroy, black lab (puppy raisers: Melissa and Daniel Tomczyk)
  • Lourdes Guzman and Norma (also pictured in Debbie’s class)

Home deliveries:

  • Deborah Rogosin and June, yellow lab (puppy raiser: Beverly Kramer)
  • Thomas Silverthorn and Riddick, German shepherd (puppy raiser: Jennifer Ladd)
  • Helen Nadas and Margie “Abby,” black lab (puppy raiser: Damien Hunt)

Class 14-04

GDMI Sue Horn and Apprentice GDMI Kathryn Roberts:

  • Helen Cox and Lokie, yellow lab (puppy raiser: Michael Runyan)
  • Debra Schuerman and Meadow, black lab (puppy raiser: Robin Serrano)
  • Danny Roberts and Smiley, yellow lab (puppy raiser: Cathy Johnson)
  • Craig McGlassion and Hero, black lab (puppy raiser: Brad Vande Hei)

GDMI Catherine Pallid with Interpreter Ruben Noe Fontenia Yanes:

  • Javier Gonzalez Jara and Mater, black lab (puppy raiser: Becca Heye)
  • Maria Garcia Blasco and Iowa, yellow lab (puppy raiser: Dale Davis)
  • Epifanio Sola Tirapu and Farrah, yellow lab (puppy raiser: Marcia Belair)
  • Montserrat Payarol Bello and McKai, yellow lab (puppy raisers: Judith and John Snyder)
  • Antonio Pena Vargas and Telos, yellow lab (puppy raisers: Tony and Linda Gimble)

GDMI Kevin Ihrke:

  • Janice Burch and Paisley, yellow lab (puppy raiser: Patricia Frost)
  • Randal Stuckey and Skipper, yellow lab (puppy raisers: Keith and Judy Thess)
  • Kim Verhelle and Fenway, black lab (puppy raiser: Andrea Rourke)
  • Sindy Puckett and June, yellow lab (puppy raisers: Chris and Madeline O’Brien – PAWS)

GDMI Denise Atler:

  • Angel Prince and Ryder, golden retriever (puppy raisers: Christopher Langley and Deborah Hall)
  • Lea Dunbar and Stella, black lab (puppy raiser: Emma Huellmantel)
  • Becky Kamp and Sera, yellow lab (puppy raiser: Paul Hill)
  • Everett Latta and Kindle, black lab (puppy raisers: Jeff and Maggie Weir)

Home delivery:

  • Dennis Schwab and Dora, yellow lab (puppy raiser: Phyllis Krebs)

Class 14-05

Apprentice GDMI Rebbie Seifers:

  • Tressa Conrad and Artemis, yellow lab (puppy raiser: Travis Herman)
  • Patricia Bissell and Sparrow, golden retriever (puppy raisers: Michael and Lisa Terbeek of PAWS)
  • Rebecca Barber and Sasha, golden retriever (puppy raisers: Michael and Carol Beavnier)

GDMI Paul Meister:

  • Gabor Bene and Liberty, black lab (puppy raisers: Jason Walker and Todd Harvey)
  • Barbara Gwynne and Prince, black lab (puppy raiser: James Merical)
  • John Maley and Trevor (Traveler), lab/golden retriever (puppy raisers: Timothy and Frances Hamlin)
  • Justin Cook and Buddy, black lab (puppy raiser: Dustin McCully)

GDMI Carrie Pryce and Apprentice GDMI Sarah Duyck:

  • Janet Amato and Riley, yellow lab (puppy raisers: Brian and Darlene Conroy)
  • Elaine Smith and Hemee, German shepherd (puppy raiser: Cora Hohnstadt)
  • Josephine Wilhelmi and Neenah, black lab (Sheila Sosnowski)
  • Jared Price and Middleton, lab/golden retriever (puppy raisers: Mike and Sharon Frandsen)

GDMI Christie Bane:

  • Mario Mendez Reyes and Joker, black lab (puppy raiser: Rickie Slinger)
  • Luis Garcia Fernandez and Breslin, lab/golden retriever (puppy raiser: Stephanie Gornick)
  • Salvador de Alva Hernandez and Sparkle, black lab (puppy raiser: Debbie Lasley)

Home deliveries:

  • Rhoda Ginder and Rich, German shepherd (puppy raiser: Jeff Clendenen)
  • Len Quinn and Slyder, yellow lab (puppy raisers: Brian Hyde and Travis Porter)
  • Melanie Tem and Kayleigh, lab/golden retriever (puppy raiser: Heike Krause)

Class 14-06

GDMI Sue Hackman:

  • Jonathan Dixon and Rocknie, German shepherd (puppy raiser: Joel Goosemann)
  • Matthew Keyes and Sasha, black lab (puppy raiser: Penny Joyner)
  • William James and Chip, yellow lab (puppy raisers: Kurt and Cheri Johnson)

GDMI Linda Fisher and Apprentice GDMI Kathryn Roberts with Interpreter Kepa Rodriguez Alday:

  • Vicente Martinez Azorin and Jersey, black lab (puppy raiser: Kimberly Wattles)
  • Roberto Cordero Gonzalez and Bucky, black lab (puppy raiser: Kristi Sazama)
  • Jose Del Saz Martin and Rolex, German shepherd (puppy raiser: Antoinette Whiting)
  • Francisca Ayllon Garcia and Meadow, yellow lab (puppy raiser: Lois Barb)
  • Natalia Alcantara Olias and Roxy, golden retriever (puppy raiser: Charles Kraus)

GDMI Randy Horn:

  • Denise James and Penny, golden retriever (puppy raisers: Margaret and Dick Wanat)
  • J. David Reynolds and Joe, black lab (puppy raisers: Lewis Ayala and Tristan Schulz)
  • Jeffrey Gerhard and Odin, German shepherd (puppy raiser: Coire Reid)
  • Alexander Parmelee and Pepper, black lab (puppy raiser: Dana Klope)

GDMI Phil Griffin:

  • B.J. Blahnik and Goober, black lab (puppy raiser: Randall Martin)
  • Paul Hunt and Miley, yellow lab (puppy raiser: Heidi Poliafico)

Home deliveries:

  • Donna Taylor and Luna, black lab (puppy raiser: Megan McKay)
  • Dallas Brauniger and Angel, yellow lab (puppy raiser: Matthew Mastergeorge)
  • Judy Johnson and CJ Chevrolet, black lab (puppy raiser: Jessica Hembre)