Ellyn Smith
General Manager & Training Coordinator

Ellyn Smith has been working at We Talk Dog since 2013. Ellyn has three personal dogs, Meeka, Cora, and Flidias. Ellyn’s favorite part about working at We Talk Dog is helping families and their dogs better understand each other. The dogs love it here!

Ricky Harmon
Operations Manager

Ricky Harmon is one of our Operations Managers and has been working at We Talk Dog since 2019. His favorite part about working at We Talk Dog is getting to work with his sister and all the amazing dogs

Andrel Pilkington
Receptionist

Andrel Pilkington has been working at WTD since 2017. She has 4 dogs, Kyra, Grace, Hoss, and Tia. Her favorite part about working at WTD is watching a puppy grow into a well balanced dog and also getting to bring her dogs to work, as well as the awesome friendships she has made here.

Russel Rouse
Operations Manager & Trainer

Russel Rouse has been working at We Talk Dog since 2012. Russel has five dogs, Tessa, Becca, Eleanor, Spaz, and Betty. Russel’s favorite part about working at We Talk Dog is being able to handle a large social group of dogs, and getting to work with all different types of dogs.

Jesse Jackson
Operations Manager

Jesse Jackson has been working at We Talk Dog since 2015. Jesse has three dogs, Symeria, Piper, and Teeno. Jesse’s Favorite part about working for We Talk Dog is meeting new dogs and the family atmosphere

Groomers

Bio Trillion
(Groomer)

Trillion has been grooming for 7 years, and has two dogs of her own: Jaxson and Rose. Her favorite part of working at WTD is being able to make all of the pups she grooms beautiful and happy!

Dog Handlers

Teresa Tran
Dog Handler & Social Media

Teresa has been working here since September 2014. She has a Shiba Inu named Kai. Her favorite part of working at WTD is being able to photograph so many adorable dogs while they are here playing with their friends.

 

Shantez Riggs
Dog Handler & Overnight handler

Shantez Riggs’ favorite part about working at We Talk Dog is being able to work 2-9 with his awesome team.

 

Cori Robinson
Dog Hander, OP Manager, & Trainer

Cori Robinson’s favorite part about WTD is spending time with adorable dogs all day. When she is not working, she spends time with her two kids and her dog Joe. 

Maliq
Dog Hander

Maliq started working here in 2021, he has two dogs names Smoke and Bullet. His favorite part of working at WTD is getting to meet, pet and play with different dog breeds, big and small. He also loves how in return, the dogs give back unconditional love. 

Lauren Herman
Front Desk Receptionist & Dog Hander

Lauren Herman started working at We Talk Dog in 2021. She has one dog, Fern. Lauren’s favorite part about working at We Talk Dog is seeing all the sweet pups.