Barb retired a large manufacturing firm where she was a planner/buyer. Mrs. Schultze has had dogs all of her life. She has previously trained service dogs for the physically disabled and therapy dogs for Animal Assisted Therapy.
Vice President September 2015 – Present
Kristin first began working with OccuPaws when she was the Worthy Grand Matron of the Wisconsin Order of the Eastern Star and made OccuPaws the charity of the year. She continued to work with OccuPaws, raising several puppies, serving on committees, before being elected to the Board. She is now the chair of both the Puppy Committee and Fundraising committee.
Secretary July 2021 – Present
Kassel has been a puppy sitter, raiser, served on committees, event organizer and puppy transporter for many years, along with her side gig as a CPA. She is a welcome addition to the board we look forward to her help and support for many, many years!
Treasurer August 2009 – Present
Mark is retired from the State of Wisconsin, where he was a bank examiner for several years. Prior to that he was President of Sytech Integration, and before that, a Vice President of a Wisconsin Bank holding company. He spent a large portion of his career creating and analyzing business plans, budgets and audits.
Director May 2016 – Present
Kathy was been a volunteer for OccuPaws prior to her election to the Board of Directors and also has an OccuPaws Guide Dog, Aurora. Aurora is her second Guide and probably the only dog who has the stamina to keep up with Kathy’s training regimen for track and field. In her spare time, she works full time as a supervisor at a Technology & Financial Services Company.
Director April 2017 – Present
Jim has been volunteering for several years before joining the board in April 2017. He has been actively raising and training pups, volunteering at various fundraisers and can be found running the food stand. Jim is also an active Mason.
Director October 2016 – Present Paul is the proud partner of OccuPaws Guide Dog Tango. Paul has been volunteering with website work and also as the chair of the Client Advisory Committee.
Director October 2023 – Present Susan joined the board in October of 2023 in conjunction with being a long term volunteer puppy raiser/sitter!