Let Us Introduce You to Our Team!

Our Mission

At Kennel Club USA, our mission is to ensure the well-being, health, and safety of your pets through pet boarding, grooming, training, and doggie daycare services. We prioritize exceptional customer service, fostering trust, and delivering peace of mind to our valued clients.

Our Vision

Kennel Club USA envisions a world where pet boarding embodies excellence in care, compassion, and professionalism. Our mission is to provide outstanding boarding, grooming, training and doggie daycare services, ensuring the utmost comfort and happiness of pets and peace of mind for their owners. We are committed to ethical practices, environmental responsibility, and continuous improvement, making every pet's stay safe, enjoyable, and tailored to their unique needs.

Mark Jeremias



Mark spent his career in the fashion industry working in the United States and Europe. During that time his family had “show dogs”. When it came time to travel, the family was never satisfied with the Pet Boarding options available. Given Mark’s entrepreneurial and creative spirit, an idea began to form for creating the ultimate Pet Care facility. In 2006, “Kennel Club USA” was opened. Since its inception “Kennel Club USA” has been dedicated to setting the standard for the best pet care and customer service available.



Mark started working for Kennel Club USA when his family built the facility and opened the business in 2006. Since he was a child, he always had a strong love for animals. Growing up his family always had dogs however, he is now a proud cat dad to Doug, Balthazar and Carrot. After completing his degree in Business, he has since taken over the daily operations of Kennel Club USA. His mission is to cultivate the best team for the overall care of the business and retain them by creating a wonderful work environment, and, in turn offer the best customer service in the industry.

Jonathan Brinkley



Jon began training at Kennel Club USA over a decade ago, overseeing all training programs. He began his career as a dog groomer and after several years decided to go to school and get certified as a professional dog trainer. Shortly after, he joined the team here at Kennel Club USA. Outside of work his interests include art, fishing, and the outdoors. His dog Arlo accompanies him to work most days and can often be seen helping in lessons with clients’ dogs.

Julia Sapp



Growing up I’ve always loved caring for animals, whether that be having my own or rescuing others. When I started my job at Kennel Club USA I was thrilled to start working with animals--little did I know this would become my passion. I started out working reception and 5 years later transitioned to being the general manager. Along the way I have made life long relationships with clients, coworkers, and pets and look forward to building new ones.

Theresa Schluchter



Theresa was initially inspired to be a dog trainer by her grandparents and their well trained Golden Retriever, Luke and a husky mix named Snowball. When Theresa's family adopted Luke and Snowball they had fear agression issues;these behaviors took her family years to get under control. After their journey of training their pets, Theresa wanted to learn how to train dogs to be as well behaved as Luke and Snowball. She has a Psychology degree from Ohio State University and a minor in Human and Animal Interactions. She started an apprenticeship with Jon in May 2021 and is now a full-time trainer at KCUSA.

Kalyn Liston



I love grooming dogs because it’s the perfect combination of creativity and my love for animals. It’s also a rewarding job; I love making dogs feel and look their best, and most importantly I love seeing the reactions of the pets’ parents when they pick up!



My passion for animals started when I was little. I’ve always had pets growing up, which really sparked my interest in wanting to care for them. I currently share my life with 3 cats and my yellow lab, Taylor Kay. Taylor is often seen accompanying me at work as she loves to play with her friends in daycare!

I started working at Kennel Club as my first job in November of 2020 and my love for caring for animals really blossomed. During this time, I attended OSU and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. I plan to continue my education and get my license in Veterinary Technology.



My journey with animals began at the age of 15 when I took my first job at a boarding facility, and since then, my passion for caring for these beautiful creatures has only grown stronger. My love for animals, especially dogs, has been a guiding force in my life. At home, I am fortunate to share my life with Willow, a delightful Shetland sheepdog who fills my days with joy and companionship.

Joining Kennel Club USA is a dream come true for me. I am eager to apply my experience and dedication to the well-being of animals in this esteemed establishment. Each day, I look forward to building meaningful connections with all the animals under our care, ensuring their comfort, happiness, and overall well-being.

James Sapp



"As a child, I've always had a strong connection with animals, especially dogs. Throughout the years I've had various jobs, but my passion for caring for animals began in 2015. I worked on a farm caring for horses. When I discovered Kennel Club USA was looking for help, I seized the opportunity. Working with, and caring for dogs isn't just a job for me, it's a passion. Going to work every day truly brings me happiness; the relationships I have with the dogs here I will cherish forever. I have found my purpose and I'm truly grateful to be a part of the team."