Director/Dog Warden: Katelyn Lehman

Katelyn began her career in animal care in 2007.  She has worked her way up the ladder, starting as a Kennel Attendant, then becoming a Animal Technician, Humane Officer, Dog Warden, and now Director.  Katelyn is a nationally certified Animal Control Officer, and has completed many training certifications including shelter operations, shelter operations for managers, livestock care, veterinary aide, euthanasia technician, and animal behavior training.  She is currently working towards becoming a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator which would allow her to become part of an elite group of professionals committed to excellence in the management and operation of local animal welfare and control organizations. Katelyn is passionate about animals and is dedicated to running a successful shelter with high adoption rates and low euthanasia rates.  Personally, Katelyn is married to her husband Bob and they have three children.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and their three dogs, Tucker, Cooper, and Boden. 

Deputy Dog Warden: Steve Black

Steve is our newest Deputy Dog Warden.  He joins us from Ashland County where he resides with his wife and dog, Bo.  Steve has been a wonderful asset to the Dog Warden's Department.  He recently completed Ohio Humane Agent Training and is looking forward to growing in this position.

Deputy Dog Warden/Canine Assistant: Bonnie Bauman

Bonnie began working for the Dog Shelter in 2016.   She is passionate about animals and loves to help in any way she can. In her free time Bonnie enjoys spending time with her 3 children and their dogs, Rocky, Sis, and Z.  Bonnie also loves to be outdoors and enjoys gardening and fishing. 

Lead Canine Technician: Stephanie Kurzenberger


Stephanie lives with her husband Brian and their 4 dogs Elle, McCoy, Banjo, and Luella. In her free time she loves being outside with her dogs, exploring new places with her husband, and long distance running.  Stephanie also enjoys encouraging others to make more earth friendly choices and entertaining friends and family in her home.

Canine Technician: Kate Mick
Kate joined the Shelter in 2019, after volunteering with us for two years.  She has been a kennel attendant, trains our new volunteers, and now greets our guests.  Kate likes learning about all aspects of rescue, shelter life, and dog behavior, and enjoys helping both the people we work with and each of the dogs in our care.  In her spare time, Kate has many interests, including reading, gardening, rescue transport, sewing and crafts, birdwatching, sports, and spending time with friends and family.  She and her son stay quite busy with their 5 rescue dogs.

Kennel Attendant: Carrie Hoover

Carrie began working at the shelter in March 2019, but has always had a heart for animals. Her first glimpse into the world of animal shelters was when she worked with the Wayne County Humane Society to earn her Girl Scout Silver Award while in middle school. Carrie later adopted a dog, Belle, and trained her to be a therapy dog for her Girl Scout Gold Award. Carrie and Belle became a registered therapy dog team in August of 2012 and were a part of Caring Therapy Canines and Paws to Read until 2017. Carrie studied Communication Arts and Graphic Design at Malone University and hopes to be able to somehow use her skills to benefit animal shelters and rescue organizations in the future. While in school, Carrie spent her summers pet sitting and worked for W.A.G.S. 4 Kids during her junior and senior years. She loves everything about her job here at the shelter but specifically enjoys getting to know each dog’s individual personality. Currently, Carrie lives with her family, fiancé, a dog and 6 cats (3 of which are hers), and is looking forward to getting married in September. In her spare time she enjoys plants, art, and photography. 

Kennel Attendant: Kaleigh Marshall


Receptionist: Dakota Snure

Dakota is a Wayne County native and resides in Wooster with his two dogs Alley & Rosie. He has been a longtime advocate for animal welfare, and loves promoting the joys that come from the human-animal bond. His hobbies include reading, music, movies, and spending quality time with his dogs.