Meet Our Team
Ron & Debbie Douglas, Owners
The Douglases are both animal lovers who were searching for a way to convert their passion into their livelihood. When they purchased Zionsville Country Kennel in 2010, they made that dream a reality. Along with pets Quinten and Trinity, they have moved in right next door to the kennel - in the home where former owners Jill and Dave Brattain lived, in fact. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue the tradition of loving service to the hundreds of adored pets that Jill and Dave have catered to for so long,” says Deb. “I look forward to getting to know every single pet and pet owner. The Brattains have told me that the Zionsville Country Kennel pet owners are the best group of people in the world, and I’m learning that they were absolutely right.”
Tasha Marshall, Kennel Manager
Tasha joined the Zionsville Country Kennel family June of 2007, working summers and then working through college. Tasha became the manager when she graduated from Marian University in 2013 with a degree in Sports Performance and Business.
Tasha graduated from Lebanon High school in 2007 and went on to pursue her basketball dream and played basketball at Taylor University for a year then transferred to Marian University where she finished out her career. While playing at Marian, Tasha broke two records in career assist and single season assist record.
Tasha is a proud owner of 5 dogs; Sophie, Rolo, Dobey (you'll see in the front office when you come in), Foxy, and Sheffield. Also, proud owner of 2 cats; Katniss, and Piper. Outside of work and coaching Tasha enjoys spending time with family & friends, racing, and the outdoors.
Valerie Woodard, Groomer
Valerie has been with Zionsville Country Kennel since 1996. She graduated from Animal Arts Academy in 1988 and became a Certified Master Groomer in 2001. She is a certified member of IPG (International Professional Groomers) and continues her education through grooming seminars and workshops. Valerie specializes in “fluff” breeds (poodles, bichons, etc.).
Nikki Davis, Groomer
Nikki has been with Zionsville Country Kennel since 2004. She graduated from Animal Arts Academy in 2010. Nikki was previously the kennel receptionist and is very excited to be grooming and still interacting with the customers.
James Wilkerson, Kennel Camp Manager
James started at Zionsville Country Kennel in November of 2017. When not surrounded by dozens of Kennel Camp dogs, he enjoys reading, playing guitar, and working on the farm back home. His favorite breed is The Boxer.
Ryan Andrea, Groomer
Ryan was given the opportunity to go to grooming school in 2011. He had never thought of being a groomer, and initially went to school to be as well rounded as possible. He quickly learned that there was an art to grooming, and became very passionate about becoming the best groomer that he could be. Ryan trained dogs during the day, while going to grooming school at night until he graduated from the Grooming School of Indiana in 2012. He has been doing pet cuts, along with bath and nail trims for boarding dogs ever since. While Ryan has focused mainly on typical pet cuts, he loves a challenge and is always looking to do uncommon breeds and haircuts. He also loves working with dogs who have had a hard time with grooming in the past. There is no greater satisfaction for Ryan than working with a difficult dog, and being able to complete a nice looking groom while gaining their trust in the process.