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!
Camp Greeter & Lead Camp Counselor
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!
Camp Greeter & Camp Counselor
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.
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.
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.
Mela was born and raised in Marin County with all of her family and always with a loving pet (or 2) by her side. She is a full time hairstylist who just couldn’t shake the need to be surrounded by more furry friends after having to say goodbye to her family’s 17 year old black lab last October. She is the proud parent of a 7 year old cat, Oli. And although it is not possible at the moment she is looking forward to a future surrounded by fur babies and many other precious little creatures!
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.
Elondrice is a college student in Napa County. She recently moved from Maryland to California with her family, and is looking forward to earning her degree in accounting and finance. She has always had a love for animals and been fascinated by nature. She does not currently have a dog, but has had the pleasure before and hopes to again in the future. Without a fuzzy friend at home she gets all the love she can at Camp K-9.
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.
Yolanda De Los Reyes
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!