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The following is a list of mentors who are approved by DPCA to work with student judges of the Doberman Pinscher. DPCA provides each mentor with access to educational materials that can be used in mentoring. The DPCA intent is to ensure the quality of the process and to afford a somewhat uniform method of mentoring. Our goal is to provide you with easy access to a qualified mentor in your area. The list is provided by state.

DPCA  has a new process that allows mentors to evaluate the judges that they are mentoring…. and a process by which the judges can evaluate the mentoring process that you provided.   Judges who would like to have a DPCA approved mentor observe them judge the breed and have an educational discussion afterward, can contact Vicki Seiler-Cushman ( to arrange the logistics.  We can’t guarantee that we can cover all shows at all locations.  This is done on a volunteer basis by DPCA members, who bear the expenses themselves.  This is available to any judge approved for the breed, whether on permit or permanent status.

The form for the judge to evaluate their mentors is available at this link.

The form for mentors to use to evaluate the judges is available on the Members Only area under the link “Judge Mentor Forms”

AlabamaLisa Denmark
Vinemont, AL
ArizonaMimi Brown
Phoenix, AZ
ArizonaJan Van Wormer
Sierra Vista, AZ
ArizonaChris Yamaoka
Green Valley, AZ
CaliforniaMarj Brooks
Santa Rosa, CA
CaliforniaGlen Lajeski
Cloverdale, CA
CaliforniaLinda Siegel
Royal Oaks, CA
CaliforniaJoseph Smith
Hemet, CA
CaliforniaFrancis Sparagna
Reseda, CA
CaliforniaAdrian Woodfork
Sacramento, CA
ColoradoNancy Christensen
Aurora, CO
ColoradoMona Fasth
Manzanola, CO
ColoradoPatricia Healy
Wiggins, CO
FloridaLita Milstead Brannan
Longboat Key, FL
FloridaJeff Brucker
Belleview, FL
FloridaMelissa Brucker
Belleview, FL
FloridaBev Capstick
The Villages, FL
FloridaLeslie Hall
Hudson, FL
FloridaJohn Krukar
Brooksville, FL
FloridaLinda Krukar
Brooksville, FL
FloridaGeorge Marquis
Edgewater, FL
FloridaAmy Tourond
Cape Coral, FL
FloridaLinda Whitney
Wesley Chapel, FL
GeorgiaElizabeth Barrett
Snellville, GA
GeorgiaSharon Duval
Guyton, GA
HawaiiHiroko Lee
Mililani, HI
IllinoisMary Dependahl
Rolling Meadows, IL
IllinoisMargarita Files
South Holland, IL
IllinoisDave Goldfein
Barrington, IL
IllinoisJacquie Wendt
Inverness, IL
KansasJulie Stade
Haven, KS
KentuckyKarin Fox
Boston, KY
MassachusettsAnn Dunn
West Boylston, MA
MassachusettsNancy Johnson
Wareham, MA
MichiganShirley Baker
Ferndale, MI
MichiganTheresa Mullen
Flint, MI
MinnesotaLester Cannon
Minneapolis, MN
NebraskaDoug Jensen
Grand Island, NE
NevadaEve Auch
Genoa, NV
New HampshireKelly Marquis
Fremont, NH
New JerseySharon Marinelli
Sewell, NJ
New YorkEstelle Corr
Farmingville, NY
North CarolinaTammy Rabold
Monroe, NC
North CarolinaJohn Schoeneman
Harrisburg, NC
North CarolinaSuzanne Smith
Charlotte, NC
OhioMichelle Kramer
Williamsburg, OH
OklahomaDiana Ray
Collinsville, OK
OregonDawn Danner
Beaverton, OR
OregonMichelle Santana
Wolf Creek, OR
PennsylvaniaColleen Nicholson
Mechanicsburg, PA
PennsylvaniaCarissa Shimpeno
Downington, PA
South CarolinaCynthia Lane-Smith
Aiken, SC
South CarolinaDavida Roof
Elgin, SC
South CarolinaRobert Vandiver
Simpsonville, SC
TexasEdd Bivin
Fort Worth, TX
TexasAlisa Brotherhood
Lago Vista, TX
TexasJudy Brown
Kingwood, TX
TexasLinda George
Richmond, TX
TexasVictoria Harris
Lubbock, TX
TexasJanice Keith
Richmond, TX
TexasNorm Kenney
Crossroads, TX
CaliforniaMoe Miyagawa
Gardena, CA
TexasTeresa Nail
Amarillo, TX
TexasNancy Simmons
Flower Mound, TX
TexasAnn White
Millsap, TX
TexasCynthia Woodward
Richardson, TX
WashingtonElaine Hopper
Renton, WA
WashingtonJody Huston
Chehalis, WA
WashingtonAndy Linton
Vancouver, WA
WyomingCindi Huckfeldt
Torrington, WY
CANADAPat Blenkey
Harley, Ontario, CANADA
West Hartford, CT
EMERITUSSheila Dinardo
West Hartford, CT
EMERITUSPeggy Esposito
Milford, CT
Sandy Hook, CT
EMERITUSMay Jacobson
Sudbury, CT
EMERITUSCarol Petruzzo
Brooksville, FL
Mililani, HI
EMERITUSConnie Alexander
Kernersville, NC
Mills River, NC

DPCA Approved Mentor Information

The Board of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America selects the Chair of the Judges Education Committee (JEC). The JEC Chair then selects the people who will serve on the JEC Committee. Then the JEC Committee selects the Committees that fall under their umbrella. The Judges Mentoring Committee falls in this category.

Educating prospective judges and the welfare of our breed and our club are top priority. Beyond our basic requirements we want people with honesty, integrity, and that place the welfare of the breed and the club above their own personal agenda. They must be dedicated to the Doberman Pinscher through total support of our AKC approved breed standard.

Being able to communicate and mentor effectively are definitely a plus. All mentors must agree to only mentor in concert with the AKC approved standard of the Doberman Pinscher.

In this vein we will be hosting educational opportunities to give presentations as well as keeping up to date in all areas of education technology.

The Judges Mentoring Committee fills vacancies and adds mentors as the need arises by invitation only. However we do welcome inquires from interested qualified DPCA Members

Vicki Seiler-Cushman, JEC Chair

DPCA Judge Mentee Feedback Form

Thank you for your interest in judging our Doberman Pinscher. In order for us to present the best education possible, we would appreciate it if you would answer this short questionnaire about your experience with a mentor. The mentor will not have access to your response as we strive to improve.