MEET THE PACK
Our Pack Leaders: Allen & Christy (with Miles & Kona)
Allen and Christy are the owners of the New Berlin and Madison Central Bark stores. They both have such a passion for animals and especially dogs. They have one son, 3 dogs and 2 cats. They have taken their passion and turned it into a career by owning their own Central Bark stores. Christy has previously worked in retail loan maintenance and Allen is currently a police fleet supervisor, with their expertise in these areas of finance and management they will help make Central Bark New Berlin and Central Bark Madison all it can be! They both strive to make Central Bark a place to talk about and have the parents and their pets leave with a smile on their faces each and every day!
Megan has been working her way up with the Central Bark family since 2011. Megan has demonstrated her leadership skills, problem solving abilities, and genuine love for the dogs here, which lead her to begin a management position in 2014. In 2018, Megan began overseeing the Central Bark Madison location as well as the New Berlin store, making her our General Manager. She began her career with animals working on the Rescue Waggin’ for three years. There she oversaw transporting animals from shelters across the country and fostering dogs in her home when needed. Megan has her associate degree in Business. She also has three dogs of her own at home; Ruby, Allie and Levi who she loves spending her free time with. The dogs love Megan just as much as we do!
Store Manager/Professional Dog Groomer
Emily began pursuing her love and passion for animals when she started working at a dog kennel at fourteen years old. She then began pet sitting and grooming pets for friends and family. She graduated from pet grooming school, as well as Waukesha County Technical College in 2015. She has an associate degree in business management and a customer service certification. Emily began working here in 2015 and started off bonding with all the daycare pups as a handler, to then becoming assistant manager, to now being the store manager! She has two dogs, Morgan & Willow, along with a bird named spencer. When Emily is not working, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, going up north, or spending time with family!
Grooming with Emily is available Fridays and Saturdays by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling 262-785-0444!
Professional Dog Groomer
Deidre has been our Full Time Dog Groomer since February 2018. In 2014 she began her journey in the animal world by starting as a Dog Bather. After only a year, she knew that she had found her passion; so, she went on to become a Certified Dog Groomer. Deidre’s compassion for animals, great love for dogs, and precise attention to detail make her a wonderful addition to Central Bark New Berlin. She has a house full of pets that she adores, including her dog Max, her cat Mia, and her 3 ferrets Nibbles, Joy and Diablo.
Grooming with Deidre is available Monday-Thursday by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling 262-785-0444!
Mary is our trainer at Central Bark New Berlin and the owner of School 4 Paws LLC. Mary’s motivation is seeing people and their dogs develop an incredibly strong bond through reward based training and having fun doing so. Her goal is your goal. She will help you and your dog build the foundation necessary to reach your goal. Whether your goal is to have a well-adjusted, confident family pet, or earn a title in Canine Good Citizen, Conformation or one of the many sports (agility, nose work, fly ball, parkor, tricks) it all begins with a solid foundation and strong bond between handler and dog. Class time together will help you understand how dogs learn and how to use operant and classic conditioning to obtain desired behaviors and deter, maybe eliminate unwanted behavior problems. Please visit www.school4paws.com to learn more about classes and sign up today!
Alyssa’s passion for dogs began as a senior in high school when she started working at an animal hospital as a kennel assistant. Alyssa has two dogs of her own at home, Nala and Baby Girl. She has traveled to South Africa for a month where she had hands on experience working with wildlife animals and was able to care for them and train them. She used to work at Disney which sparked her love for traveling. Alyssa has been apart of the Central Bark team since 2017 & we’re lucky to have her as our Assistant Manager!
Erin has been grooming since 2008 and has earned the title of a Certified Professional Groomer through International Pet Groomer. She’s also a certified Canine Esthetician and is Safety Certified through the American Kennel Club. Erin always keeps up on grooming education by attending as many grooming seminars as she can around the country. Erin has two children, three dogs, and two cats! She has a bachelor’s degree in biology and speaks Spanish. When she’s not busy grooming, she enjoys camping, reading, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Grooming with Erin is available Monday-Thursday by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling 262-785-0444!