Adam Summerford
Owner & Trainer

Adam Summerford built We Talk Dog with his dogs and clients in mind. This is a place for dogs to come play and socialize in a healthy way. The team uses the same philosophy and commands Adam and his trainers teach clients in homes every day.

Ricky Harmon
Assistant General Manager

Ricky Harmon is the Assistant General Manager and has been working at We Talk Dog since 2019. Ricky’s favorite part about We Talk Dog is bringing his dogs to work with him.

Russel Rouse
Lead Handler & Trainer

Russel Rouse has been working at We Talk Dog since 2012. Russel has four dogs, Tessa, Becca, Eleanor, 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.

Ellyn Smith
General Manager

Ellyn Smith has been working at We Talk Dog since 2013. Ellyn has two personal dogs, Meeka 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!

Jesse Jackson
Operations Manager

Jesse Jackson has been working at We Talk Dog since 2015. Jesse has three dogs, Symeria, Piper, and Teeno. The best part of working at WTD is getting to go out into the yard and love on dogs.”

Front Desk

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 of her dog friends.

Olivia
Front Desk Receptionist & Dog Hander

Olivia has been working at WTD since 2023 and has two dogs, Lily and Casper. The best thing about working at WTD is getting to build relationships with all the client dogs.

Ben Blach
Front Desk Receptionist & Dog Hander

Ben has been working at WTD since 2023 and has two dogs Heathen and Beedle. Ben’s favorite thing about We Talk Dog is meeting and spending time with so many awesome dogs! Also helping clients have the best experience with their pups!

 

Groomers

Nicole
(Groomer)

Nicole joined our pack in March 2023. She has 20 years of grooming experience. She likes working at WTD because of the easy going workplace and all of the honest people.

Dog Handlers

Teresa Tran
Dog Handler & Social Media Manager

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.

 

Ivey Thomas
Dog Handler

Ivey has been working at WTD since 2021 and has two dogs, Edgar and Honey. I think my favorite thing is being able to bring my dogs to work with me and see them play with other dogs.

 

Sarah Pullen
Dog Handler

Sarah has been working at WTD since 2023 and has three dogs, Gus, Apollo, and Appa. My favorite part about working at We Talk Dog is that no matter what kind of day I’m having or what kind of mood I’m in, working with the dogs always makes me happy.

Danielle Kelly
Dog Handler

Danielle has been working at WTD since 2021 and has three dogs, Sadie, Jack, and Leo. My favorite part of working here is getting to know all of the dogs and their individual personalities.

 

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.