About Camp K-9 of Marin

Lenette Viegas

Front Office Manager

Certified Pet CPR and First Aid

Lenette is a life-long California native having grown up in Humboldt County before moving to the bay area. She has spent much of her life surrounded by animals, domestic and wild. Her first dog was introduced into the family shortly after her birth. Since Pierre, (Standard Poodle) many other dogs have followed. Lenette has also worked for WildCare, performing surgery on, fostering, and rehabilitating wild animals for release. For many years an entire room in her house was dedicated to the rehabilitation of owls, hawks, and other birds of prey. Once, her dining room was a playpen for a family of baby skunks! For the moment, she shares her home with her two dogs, Yogi Bear and recently adopted, Bella. Now that both her children have gone to college, will there be more critters in the house? Stay tuned!

Christina Martin

Camp Greeter

Born in Marin County, Christina has split her life between California and Washington, always being drawn back to Marin one way or another. There has never been a time where there wasn't an animal - be it dogs, cats, bunnies, even geckos - in her house. Currently located in Nicasio, she enjoys taking her roommates Blue Heeler out on walks through Marin open space. She's on the lookout for a puppy to add to her family of two cats. Fingers crossed, it'll be soon!

 

Yas Binay

Camp Greeter

Yasemin is a native San Franciscan Turk who moved to Marin when she was about 11 years old; impatiently spent a few years in SF, a winter season in Tahoe and a semester in SB; although for some reason, she just couldn't keep away from Marin County.  She has ridden horses for more than half her life and besides walking on her own two feet, feels the most comfortable riding a horse.  At the moment, she shares everything in her life, including peanut butter midnight snacks and boyfriend with her incredibly crazy spoiled demanding goofy pit bull Mila. On Yasemin's days off you can find them either two locations: napping together anywhere comfy or hiking all around Marin County/Bay Area.

Kayla Farrell Martin

Camp Greeter & Camp Counselor

Kayla is a recent graduate from Redwood High School in Larkspur California. She will attend College of Marin in the fall to start working towards her goal of becoming a veterinarian. Her love for animals (all types) started when she was the young age of five. She grew up around hunting dogs and got her first dog at the age of 8. She has two dogs, two corn snakes and a fish now. She has volunteered in El Salvador and Tanzania, as well as recently starting a volunteer job at the Marin Humane Society.

Camp Trainers

Allyson Stoops

Camp Trainer

Ally is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and her training philosophy is simple but effective -- improve relationships between people and their dog based on trust and cooperation. Ally has been the Camp Trainer at Camp K-9 of Marin for nine years. She is also the owner of No Bones About It! Ally has a unique understanding of the demands that busy families and professionals face and builds customized plans that deliver real life results. As a former instructor and behavior counselor for the Humane Society, Ally is passionate about teaching her clients the most effective dog training techniques. The result is a fun, well-mannered dog that is a great companion in all aspects of your life. Ally "rests her dogs" locally in Milly Valley and loves spending her time actively training (and being trained by) three children, two dogs, two cats, and one very patient husband. 

Ally offers a variety of training classes at Camp K-9 of Marin. 

 

Camp Counselors

Trisha Barnes

Lead Counselor

Certified Advanced Pet Care Technician

Growing up, Trisha spent countless hours in 4-H and volunteering with animals, including a 15 year stint at the Marin County Fair Agricultural tent. She's a skilled animal handler that has grown up around, lived with and learned much from dogs, cats, rabbits and a plethora of critters since she was "knee-high to a Pug".

Trisha graduated from Sir Francis Drake High School in 2004 and currently lives in Marin with her boyfriend and 3 dogs (Gidget, Pico, and Lucero). Trisha started at Camp in 2005 and her breadth of experience with our Campers is extraordinary. Not only does she provide amazing care for all of our Campers, but is also the informal Camp historian.

Sabrina Dolan

Lead Counselor & Overnight Supervisor

Certified Pet CPR and First Aid

Sabrina is a Marin County native with an immense love and understanding of not just dogs, but all animals. Throughout her life she's had considerable experience with dogs, cats, rodents, reptiles and even marsupials. When she's not spending time caring for our furry campers at Camp K-9, she's majoring in Biology at College of Marin, Volunteering with Owls for the Hungry Owl Project, pet sitting for local families and enjoying the company of her own animal friends.

Megan Graves

Lead Counselor & Pre-Camping Interview Coordinator

Certified Pet CPR and First Aid

Megan was born in the Bay Area and grew up in the mountains of Oregon.  She has spent about half of her life in each state, making her a true Calif-Oregonian.  Growing up, Megan always had animals around, but she had a special spot in her heart for all dogs.  She now has two big ol' coonhounds named Penny and Gus who are littermates.  Megan has done a little bit of everything- being a nanny, wildland firefighting, working as an EMT, managing a cafe, and instructing kayak and backpacking courses. Now residing in Marin, when not at camp, you can find her hiking the local trails with her pups, paddling on the bay, or working in her garden.

Ophelie Birrer

Camp Counselor

Ophélie was born and raised in a small village in the countryside of France. She was surrounded by countless pets, dogs, cats, horses, bunnies and more but always had a passion for dogs. After studying farming she worked in different boarding kennels. Ophélie moved to California in 2009 to work as an aupair and study. She graduated from College of Marin in 2014 with a degree in behavioral and social sciences. She now lives in San Rafael with her husband and her 8 year old long hair dachshund Max with whom she loves to go hiking and camping all over Marin County.

Kristi Young

Camp Counselor

Kristi was born in Texas, but moved to Santa Rosa at a young age, and has lived there ever since! She has always had a love for all animals and is so excited to be able to work and play with all your wonderful fur babies! She has 2 cats, Dalyla and Nova, 7 fish and recently adopted a puppy named Rocky! On her free time, she loves to hike, go on road trips and paint. 

David McClelland

Camp Counselor

Hi guys!  I'm a seasonal here, so you might not always see me around but I'm grateful to be able to come back when I'm in town and hang out with all of your awesome dogs.  When I'm not here at camp I'm either up in Humboldt doing restoration work or helping to protect Marin County's own trails and preserves with the Open Space District.  I’ve been a dog handler for about 7 years now. I love being able to care for and build relationships with so many different dogs.

Blade Edwards

Camp Caretaker

A sailor, and a devoted human to his dog, Bowser. The two of them love wandering, swimming, backpacking and about everything else outdoors. Blade was born in Oakland and has lived in the bay most of his life along with some younger years in the Sierras. He hopes to expand his travels beyond the states in the future. Blade has years of experience remodeling and is happy using his skills at Camp K-9 of Marin.

Yolanda De Los Reyes

Overnight Supervisor

Yolanda moved from Texas at the age of 3 and as far as she can remember, she has always had a dog in her life!  She currently has 5 dogs of her own:  Zoey, (a terrier princess), Ravi, (a clown of a Doxie mix),  Dot (a hopping Basset/Doxi mix), and last but not least, Lola (a Pitbull that looks more like a little pink pig)!  It is obvious that Yolanda has a passion for dogs and she treats every camper like one of her own!