• Graham Bloem

    Founder & Training Director

    Graham Bloem was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and has had an affinity with animals all his life, although his true passion is for dogs. At age five, he immigrated to Toronto, Canada with his family, but enjoyed frequent trips back to South Africa. His experiences in wildlife settings instilled a dream of one day […]

  • Kyrié Bloem

    Co-Founder & Director of Operations

    Kyrié is the Co-Founder and Director or Operations of Specialty Dog Training and Shelter to Soldier. Working behind the scenes, Kyrié is constantly in motion working in all facets of our organization. She is someone that wears many hats well and is a real asset to each organization. Though she has been an avid animal […]

  • LtCol Brian Dennis

    Board Member

    Brian split his time growing up in St. Pete Beach, Florida and Des Moines, Iowa. He has been in the United States Marine Corps since he was nineteen years old. Brian’s career in the Marines has been quite varied with jobs ranging from Recon Marine to F/A-18 Hornet pilot to Strategic Planner at United States […]

  • Krystyna Holc

    Co-Founder - Treasurer - Board Member

    Krystyna Holc is the Vice President and CFO of Goodsell and Company CPA firm. She is the financial manager for Specialty Dog Training, Shelter to Soldier, and Pet Mall America. Krys has a 70-pound male German Shepherd named Cooper that she rescued from Coastal German Shepherd Rescue. Krys is a long time supporter of the […]

  • Davis Moss, LCSW

    Mental Health Liaison - Board Member

    I am honored to have been asked to serve on the Board of Directors for Shelter to Soldier.  I have followed this organization from its inception and could not be more proud to help support your mission.  I am excited to bring my clinical expertise, experience, community contacts, leadership, and overall passion for enhancing the […]

  • Shan Foster

    Dog Trainer

    Shan’s love of dogs began at an early age with his family’s labrador retriever and then his own dog, a Doberman, which he began training at the age of nine. Being a military brat as a child, he had the unique opportunity to live in many different areas of the world and come in contact with many different types of […]

  • Vic Martin

    Veteran Advocate & Recipient

    Vic Martin proudly served as a mineman in the United States Navy from August 2009 to June 2013. During his service, he was responsible for the detection and neutralization of underwater explosive devices (mines) and while ashore, to test, assemble, maintain, safely store, and execute the transportation of mines. In 2013, he was Medically Retired […]

  • Stephen Snyder

    Dog Trainer

    Stephen has joined Shelter to Soldier & Specialty Dog Training and he is bringing nearly a decade of professional experience to our programs! Stephen has loved and connected with dogs his entire life. He started working with dogs professionally in 2008 as a kennel technician at a pet resort. Stephen cared for, exercised and supervised dogs […]

  • Nicky Moore

    Dog Trainer

    Nicky Moore is a recent graduate of Animal Behavior College’s Professional Dog Training Certification program and is eager to put her education into practice with the Specialty Dog Training and Shelter to Soldier organizations. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Nicky has a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management.  After years of training her own dogs, […]

  • Christina Cox

    Executive Assistant & Dog Trainer

    Christina wears many hats without our organization. She is a dog trainer, the right hand to our founders and she helps to plan the events we put on for our veterans and those that help raise funds for our mission. She has enjoyed working with dogs and horses her entire life and realized at a […]

  • Lynne Ramsey

    Dog Trainer

    Lynne acquired a love of animals at a young age, spending many hours posing with dogs and cats while helping her mother, a professional pet photographer who illustrated dog care and training books. Lynne has volunteered with Shelter to Soldier since we began in 2012. She has always enjoyed having an active part in the […]

  • Lisa Johnson

    Dog Trainer

    Lisa is a pure joy to be around, and a favorite among our service dogs in training for her love and cuddles. Lisa Johnson has volunteered with Shelter to Soldier since we began in 2012. Though her very busy career is in Computer Science, Lisa undertook the major commitment of completing her certification as a […]

  • Eva Stimson

    PR Director

    Eva M. Stimson is a very welcomed addition to our pack! Eva is the Public Relations Director for Shelter to Soldier and Specialty Dog Training. Eva specializes in strategic partnerships and helps share the mission of each of our corporate sponsors with local and national media outlets. Eva Stimson is an award-winning marketing communications specialist […]