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Ann Wulbrecht – President
I’ve been a member of the DPCA for nine-years. I’ve packed a lot of experiences into those 9 years. I started off with a performance prospect in 2007 and that single Doberman blossomed into four. Sound familiar?
Club Experience / National Attendance
I am a member of the DPCD (Detroit) and took on the role of show chair 8 years ago, holding 4 independent specialties per year. Last year a dear friend, Heidi Boettcher, recommended me for the position of National Show Chair. I am pleased to say that the 2016 National was one of the most profitable and best organized (based on your feedback). Thank you to all of the volunteers that planned the event. I enjoyed meeting many members last year at the National. I’m currently serving as 2017 National Show Chair and DPCA Membership Secretary. I’ve attended the 2012, 2014-2016 Nationals.
Protecting the breed standard both through breeding programs and maintaining the current written standard is crucial to the existence of our beautiful Dobermans. Providing our breeders with the health tests they need to produce healthy Dobermans is a priority.
I have whelped 4 litters, co-owning several of those pups.
I have owned-co-owned four Top 20 Finalists, including the number one Doberman in 2014.
I have served in leadership positions as a volunteer that demonstrate my ability to work well and contribute within a volunteer run organization.
I have 30 years of work experience managing the delivery of Professional Services. Before I retired, I was the Director of Global Program Management.
Mother of 2, grandmother of 2. Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University and MBA, University of Chicago.
I will be accessible, serve professionally, and serve with integrity. We are all in this together and I am respectful of all opinions.
Michelle Kramer – First Vice President
I have owned dogs all my life. As a child I grew up with a Pomeranian and a German Shepherd. I bought the AKC book of all breeds and was drawn to the Doberman. In 1980 I purchased my firstDoberman, “Duke”, and have had at least one ever since. I was bitten by the show bug in the early 80’s, showing in both conformation and obedience. After my children were born in the late 80’s, I stopped showing but always shared my home with a Doberman.
In 2005, once my children were grown, I jumped back into the show ring. Owner-handled, I quickly finished “Tyson”, our red boy. All of my current dogs go back to my beloved boy including the 2019 National Specialty Winner, “Diana”.
As a member of the DPCA in the 80’s, I was the DPCA OFA liaison. Long before online OFA reports, I reported the quarterly OFA certified Dobes and they were published in the “Pipeline”.
I am active on the Dobequest volunteer committee. I was involved with the Legislative committee have been the DPCA webmaster since 2008. In November 2007 I became the Longevity chairperson.
I have been in the Marketing Research industry for over 30 years and am a Director at a top 5 global Marketing Research firm. I live on 19 acres with 5 dogs and 3 cats.
I am honored to be the DPCA First Vice President and I pledge to always protect the breed we all love.
Elaine Hopper – Second Vice President
I have been involved with Dobermans since 1987. I started competing in obedience then acquired my first conformation dog. I have continued to compete as an owner handler along with showing dogs for others. I have finished many champions, added obedience titles, handled two DPCA Top Twenty conformation finalists as well as DPCA AOM recipients and other local and national award winners. Under the Starlaine prefix I have bred conformation champions as well as obedience and agility titlists. I have attended most nationals since my first one in 1988. I am a member of the Puget Sound DPC and I have held every office and I am currently on the Board. I have also been show chair, obedience chair, breeder referral, judges selection, legislative committee member, website coordinator, and trophy chair. I am also a member of the Mt Hood DPC. Within the DPCA, I have been on the Nominating Committee, the FRAC Committee and the Show Site Selection Committee. I started the DPCA Holter Project and I was enlisted to revamp the Breeder Referral rules as well as the DPCA Code of Ethics. I currently serve on the committee updating our online forms and I am now working on updating our disciplinary procedures.
I feel very strongly about the preservation of our breed. I have been employed in the communication industry for over 40 years and offer the DPCA my experience in communication, project management and organization. I have spent the last two years as the DPCA 2nd VP working on updating the WAE and Specialty application process and have more ideas I would like to implement. I have assisted several chapter clubs with updates to their bylaws and my goal for the future would be to have each club as up to date as possible. I am also working on plans to put together a guide for new show chairs to assist in putting on a specialty. My personal interest lays in research into health issues that affect our breed and I would like to promote more health-related testing to be made available. I plan to continue being an advocate for the membership as I feel it is possible to balance the requirements of the organization with the needs and desires of its members. I strongly believe all members deserve a voice and all aspects of Doberman activity should be embraced and celebrated.
Lisa Burroff-Denmark – Recording Secretary
I have been involved with Dobermans since 1993 and a member of the DPCA since 1994. I am a member of the Black Mountain Kennel Club, a past board member of the Silver State Kennel Club and a 20+ year member of the DPC of Las Vegas. I have held many positions within the DPCLV including President, Secretary and I am currently the Delegate.
I have bred and handled Dobermans under the prefix of Winmar and co-bred litters under Pennylane, Royal Tudor and Aldenhans. These litters have produced over 60 Champions as well as many performance and therapy dogs. I professionally handle dogs. I believe all Dobermans need to have the best conformation, temperament and health possible to do whatever job the owners want to do.
I am a nurse by trade and worked in that field for 25 years. I have many years of experience managing medical practices, working as Floor Nurse and Charge Nurse and I was involved in setting up the first Alzheimer care unit in the Las Vegas area. I have done a lot of community work and family outreach for Alzheimer’s patients and their families. These experiences have given me insight on how to best work with people. I share my home with 10 Dobermans, a Bouvier De Flanders and a toy poodle.
I have served the DPCA as Recording Secretary for the past 4 years. I have found it both challenging and fulfilling . The DPCA is now fully operational with electronic -balloting. This has saved the DPCA a substantial amount this year.
I would like to see the members of the DPCA all find some common ground so we can work together for the benefit of all Dobermans. It is thrilling to me to watch our great Dobermans excel in all the great sports that are now offered.
DPCA faces many challenges from AR groups and legislation. I would truly like to see the DPCA take a more active role in legislation at the Community, City and State level. Our right to own the dogs we love, cropped and docked as our Standard calls for depends on it.
Kris Harner – Corresponding Secretary
I am honored to have been asked by the Nominating Committee to serve as corresponding Secretary for the board of the DPCA. I have accepted the request, as I believe that members need to be willing to step up and volunteer their time for the club and the decisions that will affect the future of our breed.
My family has had dogs for as long as I remember, but as an adult I decided on Doberman Pinschers. I purchased my first Doberman in 1985, and competed in Obedience. In 1993, I got my first show quality Doberman. I then joined the DPCA as well as my local all-breed kennel club, The Greenville Kennel Club in Greenville, South Carolina.
I have Been involved with, or competed in Confirmation, Obedience, Tracking, Agility, Nose work, CGC, Therapy Dogs, Barn Hunt, and Schutzhund. I believe Dobermans are naturally capable of anything we ask of them. in Conformation, I have put all points on my dogs to achieve their Championship and my current dog has received her Grand Championship, all owner handled. I have also gotten points on several friends’ dogs to complete their Championships. In obedience, we have achieved top 20 status for 3 years running. Several of my dogs have obtained their R.O.M. titles. To date, I have bred 3 litters.
I am currently active with our local all-breed club (Greenville kennel club). Since 2006 I have been involved in the clubs shows, serving as: the obedience chair, judges selection chair, assistant show chair. In 2012 (past 9years), I have been the show chair, and cluster chair and recently held the vice presidency. I am also a member of the Upstate South Carolina Scent Work Club and currently serve as the president. I had been an active member of the Doberman Pinscher club of Charlotte including having served as trial secretary.
Professionally, my degree is in computer science with a focus on business. I have worked for a major Software company, until my husband and I started our own computer services company. I have also worked as a veterinary technician for many years.
Denise Rohweder – Membership Secretary
I have been a DPCA member for 15 years and GTCDPC member for 8 years. I reside in Wishek, a small community in South Central North Dakota. I work along side my family on our multi generational dairy and beef operation. I am a proud Grandmother of my 1st grandson Hayden and also a Real Estate Agent.
I have been obsessed with Dobermans since I was a young child and purchased my first in 1996. I have not been without a Doberman since. I purchased my first Show Doberman from Mary Rodgers in 2005. Although he did not finish, due to an injury. I had now caught the show bug. Through my good friend Mandy Bondy, I was able to purchase my foundation bitch, “Lola” CH Jager’s Bacardi Limon, from Cindy Lane-Smith and Paul Croley.
Currently I share my home with 7 amazing Dobermans, 6 of which, I have bred. Under the DeMor prefix I have bred or co-bred 10 Champions, in 6 different litters, in the 7 years I have been breeding. While I am not involved in, or compete in any performance venues I can really appreciate the time and dedication it takes and highly admire those teams.
Some of the very best moments in my life have happened because of Dobermans and I feel that I owe it to the breed to serve and protect it. I am honored to serve on the board.
Linda Zaeske – Treasurer
I have been a Doberman fancier for 19 years and currently live with 2 Dobermans. During this time I have participated in conformation and trained and competed at the top levels of agility. My dogs Zena and Dylan have been DPCA Top 20 Agility Finalists 5 times. Zena won the Top 20 event in 2006 at the Denver National. Zena also qualified for the AKC Invitational 3 years as one of the top 5 agility Dobermans the country.
I have been very active in my local chapter club, Mt. Hood Doberman Pinscher Club, since joining in 2005. Currently I am Vice-President, on the agility committee, and have previously served as Treasurer and Newsletter Editor. I played a key role in helping get the MHDPC agility program off the ground and chairing our trials for several years. I am currently serving on the DPCA TT-Agility Committee and was the DPCA TT-Agility Statistician for many years.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and have been in corporate accounting for 20+ years, including working for Fortune 500 companies.
I have had various roles and responsibilities including internal auditing, in which I performed operational audits and made recommendations on process improvements; budgeting, where I led business units in preparing and analyzing their annual budgets; and cost accounting, where I was responsible for determining the costs to produce products and various analyses to assist management with making business decisions to maximize profitability. In addition to these key roles, I have also been involved in various team projects including corporate re-design teams, cross-site best practices team, and teams to implement new corporate software.
My core responsibilities in my accounting career have always had me working closely with multiple departments of an organization. Experience has taught me how to build strong working relationships with all levels of an organization. I believe my skill-set well qualifies me to serve in the role of DPCA Treasurer, and I look forward to serving on the Board.
Glenn Lajeski – AKC Delegate
Growing up with family Miniature Pinschers in New Jersey I decided in college that I wanted a larger dog. After researching in the day before Siri I purchased a Great Dane puppy from one of the early pioneers in the breed, “Pop Gilbert”, from what was his last litter. Pop led me to Kitty Kolyer who was breeding some of the top Danes in the country and working for Kitty on weekends, assisting at dog shows. Before long I was a professional handler while working full time at Arista Records with artists such as Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston. At that time there were only dog shows on weekends, other than two circuits, so it was easy to juggle a full time job while handling.
Getting a job offer at MCA Records in LA led me from handling to getting a judges license. All the while I was also breeding and showing Standard Poodles with my partner Joseph Vergnetti. We had the good fortune of having the #1 Non-Sporting dog of 2009, Ch Hillwood Dassin DeLovely.
Dobes, having always been a passion since handling several to their championships in my youth, allowed me the opportunity to sponsor Ch Cambria’s Must Be Fate who was a top winning Dobe and breeding two of her get who were WD and RWD from the puppy class at the last National held in LA. Since then I have shown and bred many other champions.
At MCA Records I progressed to Senior VP of Artist Development working on the careers of Elton John, Tom Petty, Bobby Brown and many others. Due to the opportunity I had in working on all soundtracks I was offered a job in the film division of Disney working on music in their live action films. While there I expanded by duties to include music in and animation, Pixar films, Disney Channel and home video. This offered me the opportunity to work with any artists whose music used in our films from Kelly Clarkson to Carrie Underwood, Pit Bull to Tina Turner and many, many more.
After retiring as Executive Vice President Of Disney’s film division I thought I’d subsidize my retirement by planting 1,500 olive trees making organic olive oil. Well, the olive oil is subsidizing many retirements, just not mine.
But, retirement gives me lots more time for the dogs. I currently judge breeds in the Working, Toy and Non-Sporting groups. I am also on the board of Morris & Essex, Assistant show chair and Decor Chair Of Santa Barbara KC, and hospitality chair of Malibu KC.
I currently own too many dogs, but they are all family and my partner, Gerry Etcheverry, is a saint for putting up with us all.
Adrian Woodfork – Director
Adrian Woodfork started showing dogs 61 years ago at the age of 12. He has paid a lot of dues in the dog world, going from a junior showman to breeder/exhibitor, and now an AKC licensed judge. He has judged numerous Doberman Pinscher Specialties including the DPCA, Australian, Argentine, Brazilian, Canadian, and Philippine Nationals. He is licensed to judge the Working Group as well as Dachshunds and Junior Showmanship. In addition to Doberman Pinschers, he breeds Dachshunds and exhibits both breeds under the kennel name of Addox. He has been a member of the DPCA for 31 years.
Over the years, Adrian has fought hard in California against frivolous bills that would impact the freedom of owning and breeding dogs. He has testified in committee hearings on several occasions, appeared on television numerous times and has been quoted in the newspapers pleading with legislators and the public not to be swayed by the animal rights whackos.
Adrian began working in the media right out of college. He worked at a NBC affiliate for nearly twenty years. After leaving the news business, he freelanced as a feature reporter/producer for television magazine shows- America’s Most Wanted, Current Affairs, Inside Edition and California Heartland. He has appeared in national television commercials and print ads.
Adrian is now retired after working for the California Department of Food and Agriculture for 20 years. He is married and the father of three and grandfather to Master Elijah, Miss Emma Rose and Miss Leila Virginia. He resides in Sacramento, California.
Cindi Huckfeldt – Director
I purchased my first Doberman in 1975 and I have been involved with the breed since. I joined the DPCA in 1977. I have belonged to both the Doberman Pinscher Club of the Rocky Mountain Area and the Greater Kansas City Doberman Pinscher Club. I became an AKC licensed handler in 2000, and for the last 25 years I have bred Dobermans under the kennel name Ciden in a partnership with Mona Fasth , DVM of Gallant Dobermans. Together we have produced over 70 champions, including three consecutive DPCA Grand Prize Futurity winners.
I have been married to Dennis for 44 years. Together, for the last 35 of those years, we have owned and operated Huckfeldt Trucking , where I serve as the secretary/treasurer of the corporation.
I believe we all need to be united as Doberman owners whatever interests we have. All aspects of the Doberman are important and must come from one standard , a standard that I believe must not change.
I feel it is important to keep an open mind and consider all opinions. It is very important to use common sense for decision making within the DPCA. My reason for running is very simple, to protect and preserve the breed . The only side I am on, is the side of the Doberman. For everything the breed has given to me, it is the least I can do for the breed. What needs to be remembered is, none of us is more important than the breed.
I have served as a director of the DPCA for the last four years. It has been a very positive learning experience although not always a pleasant one. I have greatly appreciated serving our breed and the people who love the Doberman breed as much as I do.
I do not participate in on-line social networking such as Facebook, Twitter or internet chat lists. However, if anyone has a question please call me directly, I will be happy to answer. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve.
Tammy Rabold – Director
My Parents always told me “At first you don’t succeed, try again?” Hence my bid for a 2 yr term serving the DPCA membership as a Director.
In essence, I did achieve my first goal. Now on to the second one
I have watched, listened, made mistakes and learned from them and hope I can continue to learn and work for the breed at the pleasure of the membership.
I have been a member of this organization since before 1987. My first National was New Orleans and I think I have missed 2 all of these years.
I’m pretty sure most of you know me and our breeding program under the Registered Kennel name of Goldgrove. I have worked with Sharon Pflueger for the last 27 years and continue to improve our lines.
I have been National Event Chair for 2009 ,2011 ,2012 and 2015 and have continued serving at the National in whatever capacity they need me.
Jocelyn Mullins – Director
23 YEAR DPCA MEMBER WITH A LIFETIME OF DEDICATION TO THE BREED
My journey with this amazing breed began in 1985 in Chicago with my first Doberman, a rescue. I was his 4th home. He was the beginning of my desire to help as many Dobermans as possible.
Rescue had its challenges, but when I could turn dire into endless possibilities for those dogs, I found that rewarding.
My rescue efforts guided me to a purpose-driven breeder as a mentor. She inspired me to join our local club, where I served as rescue chair and, over the years, in many other capacities.
I became a breeder (Protocol Dobermans) in 2003. I’ve trained, competed with and titled Dobermans in Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Schutzhund, Dock Diving and Lure Coursing. Our dogs have also been public servants, working in the community for education, fundraising and therapy. I’m currently working with my 4th generation.
We’ve been blessed with successes, both with the dogs that live with us and the dogs that live with their wonderful and dedicated owners. As a breeder, I believe my program can only be as good as its dogs and their people and we’ve been very fortunate in both.
Throughout my career, I’ve watched the DPCA accomplish great things. In the future, I know we can double-down on those achievements. I’m running for the board because I want to be a part of stewarding our breed’s future. But, to bring the future into fruition, we must come together. Our members must also feel seen, heard and valued for the important role they play in protecting and serving our great breed. I hope my multi-faceted background can be useful as we work toward an even better tomorrow.
- Member in good standing with the DPCCO (30 years)
- Served as DPCA liaison, recruiting members, arranging speakers and organized fundraisers.
- Ran the DPCCO’s rescue program (more than 10 years).
- Founding member of Hand Me Down Dobermans, a 501c3
- Rescued and rehomed 300 Dobermans before volunteers joined my team
- Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus, volunteer (current role)
- Co-show chair, Delaware, Ohio Kennel Club (current role)
- DPCA, member (current role)
- Volunteerism at top 20, ring crew and educational events
- Served as ring steward during the Nationals
- Planned seminar on Wobblers with Dr. Ronaldo DaCosta from OSU
- Assisted in DPCA workshops
Alisa Brotherhood – Director
Alisa Brotherhood began her passion of owning Dobermans in 1976. Having bred Dobermans since 1987 under the kennel name of Touchstone. There are over 80+ Champion Dobermans that carry the Touchstone name. Showing in many venues -Best In Show winners, BISS winners, Grand Champions, ROM’s, Top Twenty contenders, Group Winners, DPCA Top Producing Dam, National AOM winners. Obedience dogs, Therapy Dogs, Dock Diving dogs, Nosework and beloved companions. Alisa has bred/owned five Top Twenty Dobermans. Alisa has bred Whippets very limitedly and is a Breeder of Merit in Whippets. Alisa was approved to judge Dobermans and all breed Junior Showmanship in 2018. She is now approved to judge Whippets, Great Danes, Neopolitan Mastiffs and Boxers.
Alisa has judged at the Doberman Pinscher Club of America National several times judging Futurity, Top 20 and Regional Sweepstakes.
Alisa has been active in a number of dog clubs through the years. All breed clubs Houston Kennel Club, San Jacinto Kennel Club and Conroe Kennel Club. Alisa has served as Chapter Club Secretary and a DPCA Board member from 1992 through 1995. She is very active in the Doberman Pinscher Club of Houston having joined in 1976 and has held every office more than once. Alisa was President of DPCH during the 1989 National in Houston. Most recently, serving as the Editor for the DPCA Mentor Musings JEC Newsletter.
Alisa resides in Magnolia, Texas with her 3 Dobermans and 1 Whippet and stays active in many dog venues. Still actively showing in conformation and other performance venues such as dock diving, coursing and recently training in Nosework.
“I’ve been passionately supporting and trying to give back to this breed my entire adult life. I’ve devoted countless amounts of time to the breed I love because that was how I was mentored and it’s the right thing to do. My first thought is always wanting to do what’s right for the Breed. My dedication to this Breed is unwavering.”
James Barron – Director
I’ve the pleasure of owning and loving Doberman Pinschers for the last 30+ years and nothing means more to me than our Breed. I’ve participated in Doberman Rescue, Conformation, whelped litters and fostered among other activities.
Additionally, I have represented and continue to serve the interests of purebred dogs in the following capacities:
Former President, 2015 – 2017 Doberman Pinscher Club of America.
President, Redwood Empire Doberman Pinscher Club.
Director, Doberman Pinscher Health Foundation.
AKC Delegate, Contra Costa County Kennel Club.
I believe ALL our Membership are deserving of ALL rights currently dictated by our Constitution and Bylaws, regardless of level of participation, whether it be at our National, in our Elections or our day-to-day business.
In this long-awaited dawning era of total inclusiveness of all, why would anything less be acceptable? No one should be entitled to something that someone else is not. No one.
I am not a Breeder nor have a Breeding Program.
I am not a Professional (or otherwise) Handler.
I am not an AKC Judge.
Our Breed does not benefit me financially in any way.
My interest in serving in the Protection and Preservation of the Doberman Pinscher as a Cropped and Docked Breed is uncomplicated and pure:
I love the Doberman Pinscher. ALL Doberman Pinschers. They are all equal in my eyes and deserve any, and all actions possible for their benefit and continued well-being.
NOW is the time for decisive action to fend off the attacks on purebred dogs from the Animal Rights agenda who seek to limit/abolish our rights as their owners/guardians. I ask our Membership for the opportunity to assist our Board in this crusade against those that would limit and ultimately abolish not only our rights, but the simple ability to own and enjoy the companionship of this fantastic Breed.
NOW is the time for decisive action regarding the health and longevity of the Doberman Pinscher if future generations are to know the joy of the absolute best breed in the world.