Staff

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 two dogs, Tucker and Cooper. 

Assistant Director/Deputy Dog Warden:  Claudine Todoran

Claudine began her career in animal care in 2008.  She has previously worked as a Canine Technician, Cruelty Officer, and Deputy Dog Warden in Wayne County. She has also been a dispatcher for Emergency Management Animal Technicians in Arizona as well as an Office Manager for a local vet clinic. Claudine is very passionate about the shelter life.  She loves helping dogs in need and enjoys making a difference in their lives.  Claudine has numerous certifications in the animal care field.  She has completed the National Animal Control and Care Associations Level 1 Course, she has certificates in livestock care, dog fighting investigations, euthanasia, and is also a Humane Officer.  Claudine wants to continue her education as an animal behaviorist.  She enjoys working with dogs that are troubled or depressed and giving them the care and attention they deserve so that they can find permanent homes.  Personally, Claudine is married and has four canine children, Meeka, Whittle, Skip, and Oscar.  Whittle Girl is an American Pit Bull Terrier who is a certified therapy dog that loves to visit patients at University Hospitals.  In her free time, Claudine enjoys being outdoors, walking her dogs, and spending time with her friends and family. 

Deputy Dog Warden: Steve Black

   

Canine Technician: 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. 

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.

Kennel Attendant: Carrie Domer

  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: Janessa Bauman

   

Kennel Attendant: Emily Farley

   

Receptionist: 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.

 

THANK YOU TO H&R FOTOSTUDIO FOR PROVIDING THEIR WONDERFUL PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS FOR OUR STAFF AND SHELTER DOGS.