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!
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.
Selena comes from a big military family. She moved with her parents, uncle and aunt, and younger brother from Puerto Rico at the age of 11. She lived with her family in Italy, Portugal, and Canada before moving in and around the United States. Her family finally settled into the Bay Area in 2013. Selena graduated from Island High School in Alameda in January 2017. She is an avid athlete who enjoys swimming and is also an accomplished softball and baseball player. She loves spending time with her 8 year old Cocker Spaniel mix Cheyenne and her 3 year old Chihuahua named Pacha.
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.
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.
Pet First Aid and CPR, Obedience Training Certificate
I was born and raised in the East Bay. I graduated from Cal State Hayward (East Bay) with a Mass Communication degree. Trying to find myself across the country, I finally found my happiness in working with dogs of all kinds, shapes, and sizes! I am now residing in San Rafael. In addition to working here at Camp K-9 of Marin, I volunteer at Guide Dogs for the Blind and The Marin Humane Society. I’m surrounded by dogs all day every day; you can never have too much dog!
Hi all! I work part-time here, so you’ll only see me on the weekends! When I’m not playing with your dogs at camp, I am growing native plants for restoration for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. I’ve been a dog handler for a few months now and love every moment of it. During my time off, I can be seen hiking or playing fetch with my vizsla pup all around Marin/Bay Area.
Tiffany grew up in and around Southern California before settling down here in Marin County. SHe comes from a military family and she loves photography, fitness and cooking. Tiffany loves to travel with her boyfriend, whether it's local or long distance. She also hopes to pursue a career in nursing. Tiffany's trust sidekick is Groot, a pure bred Great Dane that is always ready for an adventure!
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!
You'll rarely see Shawna Renga around Camp, as she works the Friday and Saturday overnight shift. Shawna is a paramedic, and works full time for the United States Coast Guard as an EMT instructor. Shawna is a dog lover, and worked as a trainer for Guide Dogs for the blind for ten years before becoming a paramedic. Shawna plans to take a trip to Africa next year, and her work at Camp Canine is helping to find that dream! She lives in Sausalito with her husband, two step sons, and two dogs; Rudy and Tater Tot.