Barb retired several years ago from 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.
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 Fund Raising committee,
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.
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.
October 2018 – Present
John retired from Lands’ End where he spent 18 years in various sales and sales management roles in their Business Outfitters division. Prior to that he lived in Chicago where he worked in the convention and tradeshow business planning events around the world for various associations. He and his husband, Coleman, own and operate Maple Wood Lodge in Mineral Point. They became raisers in the fall of 2017.
Kassel has been a puppy sitter, raiser, served on committees, event organizer and puppy transporter for many years, along with her side gig as an accountant. She is a welcome addition to the board we look forward to her help and support for many, many years!
Lindsey Martin has been a puppy raiser and volunteer for Occupaws off and on over the last 8 years. She works as a School Counselor. Lindsey has two children, a dog, and a handful of miscellaneous pets.
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 fund raisers and can be found running the food stand. Jim is also an active Mason.
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.