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

Kacey Cook
Grooming Manager

Kacey Cook has been working at We Talk Dog since 2014. She has two dogs Dude and Whiskey. Her favorite part about working at We Talk Dog is working with the coolest Pack in town and having fun enjoying seeing dogs happy, healthy, and having fun, because they are so deserving!

Jeannette Barnes
Groomer

Jeannette Barnes has been working at We Talk Dog on and off since 2011. She has two dogs, Snickers and Poppit. Her favorite part about working at We Talk Dog is the dogs, her coworkers and the awesome clients

Dog Handlers

Claire Curtiss
Dog Handler

Claire Curtiss has 3 dogs, Leo, Highway, and Bonnie. Her favorite part about working at We Talk Dog is interacting with all the different breeds and 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.

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. 

Meagan Smith
Dog Handler

Meagan Smith has been working at WTD since 2017. She has 3 dogs, Franchesca, Charlie and Caroline. Her favorite part about working at WTD is working with and getting to know all the different breeds better.

Alex Lawless
Dog Handler

Alex Lawless’s favorite part of working at WTD is seeing the same loving doggies each shift.