Recent Graduates

Classes 12-07, 12-08, 12-09, 12-10 and 12-11

Published in: Update - Issue 2 - 2012 »

NOTE: GDMI stands for Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

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

Class 12-07

Apprentice Instructor Dave Meyer and GDMI Kevin Ihrke:

  • Alison Quarnstrom and Ace, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Kimberly Boboltz)
  • LeRoy Buzzell and Josie, black Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Karen & John Grill)
  • Lloyd Schmitz and Sophie, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Kristi Sazama)
  • Ronald Howard and Autumn, golden retriever (puppy raisers: Roxanne & Wayne Minor)

GDMI Laura Burke:

  • James Cabrey and Hank, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Cheri & Kurt Johnson)
  • Francetta Guion and Lola, golden retriever (puppy raiser: Nicole Neubecker)
  • Sharon McCall and Fisher, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Kristy Roeser)
  • Abby Bolling and Jada, black Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Kathy & Norm Wright)
  • Megan O’Neill and Sunshine, black Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Danelle & Jay Munro)

GDMI Denise Atler:

  • Danny Dennison and Casey, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Brent Spitzer)
  • Ryan Howe and Marshall, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Kellie Smith)
  • Scott Morris and Dottie, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Jane Christenson)
  • Terri Skerget and Maxwell, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser Janet Hainlin))

Home Delivery:

  • Ozella Tate and Josie, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Kali Wissner)

Class 12-08

GDMI Carrie Pryce and Interpreter D. Garduno Landazuri:

  • Paulina Jiminez Ochoa and Penny, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Lori Lumley)
  • Pedro Lopez Fernandez and Reno, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Sangor B Powers Correctional Facility)
  • Diana Rodriguez Arredondo and Gia, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Jodi Agbay)
  • Filiberto Jasso Lopez and Vinnie, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Duane Brandt)

GDMI Debbie Komondy:

  • Thomas Williams and Duke, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Sangor B Powers Correctional Facility)
  • Sheila Rousey and Grandt, golden retriever (puppy raisers: Lori & Dave Johnson)

Apprentice Instructor Shelby Zimmerman:

  • Jeffrey Blair and Badger, black Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Charles Posey & Joel DuVall)
  • Antonio Bryant and Utah, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Pat Boyd)
  • Marjorie White and Gary, black Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Jennifer & Joseph Tancraitor)

GDMI Randy Horn and GDMI Jamie Togal:

  • Anne Drake and Driver, black Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Amy & Michael Goggins)
  • Rondal Love and Zeus, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser Karen Summer)
  • Gracie Jackson and Cricket, black Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Bonnie & Elwood Thomas)
  • Daniela Rubio Trujillo and Kara, black Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: June & George Ross)
  • Judith St. Clair and Major, golden retriever (puppy raisers: Gina & George Schmidt)
  • Charity Roach and Chara, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Jennifer Zimmer & Steve Langegger)

Class 12-09

GDMI Catherine Palid:

  • Eric Troup and Zeke, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Robert Williams)
  • Susan Miller and Bishop, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Robert Odem)

GDMI Dave Heins and Interpreter Silvia Martinez Montoro:

  • Jesus Celda Beltran and Logan, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Julie Haase)
  • Miren Zurine de Anzola Guerra and Ivy, golden retriever (puppy raiser Noel Houghton)
  • Maria Soriano Sorando and Sage, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Lisa Gray)
  • Jose Medrano Ruiz De Loizaga and Higgins, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Gergory Fargo)

GDMI Linda Fisher:

  • Roberto Jimenez and Kole, Labrador/shepherd cross (puppy raiser: Thomas Brown)
  • Amber Johnson and Ava, black Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Shelly Poorman & Cheri Baker)
  • Richard Rines and Charlie, golden retriever (puppy raiser: Anthony Mason)
  • Donna Lambert and Baxter, golden retriever (puppy raiser: Dorothy Ochs)
  • Theresa Stark and Elsa, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Charles De Las Casas)

GDMI Mike Walrath:

  • Norman Jones and Shadow, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Ryan Walton)
  • Randall Aman and Baylee, German shepherd (puppy raiser: Lori Shaw)
  • Nancy Lepkowski and Bobbi, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Jay Seehase)

Class 12-10

GDMI Katie Stamm, GDMI Jennifer Sanderson and Apprentice Instructor Taryn Mountain:

  • Gerald Cox and Archie, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Jonathan Schwarz)
  • Gary Helsing and Hoosier, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Laurie Fujimoto)
  • Ronald Schmidt, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Kaitlyn Paulk)
  • Danny Bradley and Spirit, German shepherd (puppy raiser: Lynne Davis)
  • Victor Harris and Ollie, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Leonard Smith)
  • Richard Paulson and Stewie, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Travis Davis)
  • Kevin Sandgren and Cooper, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Janice & Mike Hoffman)
  • Stephanie Smith and Clancy, golden retriever (puppy raisers: Melissa & Dale Howard)
  • LeAnn Jeanne and Daisy, golden retriever (puppy raiser: Jacqueline Turner)
  • Elke Wagner and Jo, black Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Elaine Borning & Deb Hall)

Home Deliveries:

  • Harold Green and Albert, golden retriever (puppy raisers: Carol & Mike Mordarski)
  • Ilene Sawyer and Douglas, German shepherd (puppy raiser: Deb Donnelly)
  • Maximiano Matty and Bongo, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Kelly Kehoe)
  • Jennifer Dubbin and Liberty, Labrador/golden mix (puppy raiser: Barbara Caswell)
  • Cynthia Stanford and Sadie, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Diane Scheid)

Class 12-11

GDMI Sue Hackman:

  • Robert Haney and Murphy, Labrador/shepherd mix (puppy raiser: Adam Koleski)
  • Frances Schneider and Zipper, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Eric Audet)
  • Debra Witt and Willow, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Greg Stuewe)
  • M. Mueller and Ischgl, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Ginger & Glenn Rossow)

Interpreter Moises Vieira Jr.:

  • Maria Delmasso Rodrigues and Opie, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raisers: Megan & David Lemieur)
  • Jose Rodrigues and Leo, golden retriever (puppy raiser: Heike Krause)
  • Maria De Paiva Souza and Milo, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Karen West)

GDMI Phil Griffin:

  • Steven Johnson and Bennett, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Therese Wheaton)
  • Rebecca Lewis and Grace, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Susan Jones)
  • Carlton Utz and Mackie, Labrador/golden mix (puppy raisers: Karen & Ron Sharp)

GDMI Randy Horn:

  • Raymond Miles and Poncho, golden retriever (puppy raiser: Lawrence Bireta)
  • Dennis Schwab and Sunny, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Amy Federle)
  • Cynthia Bass and Ninja, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: James Meyer)
  • John Geter and Gideon, black Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Mary Morgan)

Home Deliveries

  • Sarah Calhoun and Lakota, yellow Labrador retriever (puppy raiser: Randy Hockey)