Mike spent most of his youth in Marksville, a small city located in the northernmost part of Avoyelles Parish. He eventually left Marksville to become a student at Louisiana State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1986. As one of the original founders of CKC, Mike became the club’s president in 2002, and he has been tirelessly overseeing and guiding the growth of the organization ever since.
Mike has been happily married to his wife, Kathy, for nearly 30 years, and the couple shares three wonderful children: Jennifer, Josh, and Nathan. As a true outdoorsman, Mike enjoys working with dogs, fishing, and duck hunting in his free time.
A lifelong resident of Denham Springs, Brandy graduated Southeastern Louisiana University with an accounting degree and a management minor. After earning her CPA and working in public accounting for 15 years, Brandy came to CKC in 2010 to broaden her skill set.
Although only felines call her place home today, Brandy was raised with dogs (Sheltie-collie, Yorkshire terrier, and lots of loving mutts) and is looking forward to spending time with a canine once she installs a fence!
Attracted to CKC's local roots and short commute, Jessica graduated from Louisiana State University in accounting and obtained her master's from Southeastern Louisiana University with a concentration in accounting. She thrives on seeking out opportunities to increase efficiency and add value within the organization.
Jessica has a Catahoula cur named Lucy. Working with Lucy, the newest addition who is deaf, is teaching Jessica how intelligent dogs are and the importance of training. Jessica loves bringing her dogs to the office since it always makes the day more interesting!
Throughout her 13-year tenure at CKC, Crystal has worn many hats (production, publications, events, training, branding) and has always liked working with dogs. She enjoys not only meeting people with a similar passion and admiration for dogs, but being a part of a company whose mission is to bring people and dogs together.
Crystal has two dogs named Penny and Chub. Penny (Labrador retriever/American pit bull terrier mix) has earned titles in Obedience, Agility, Retriever, and Canine Companion Certification. Chub (Jack Russell terrier) is trained to come when called and play dead when shot.
Dolores grew up in East Baton Rouge when her family moved here from Indiana in 1969. She's had a long career in computer operations all over Southeastern Louisiana and St. Louis, Missouri. Missouri. Dolores spent the last 22 years in printing and direct mail. Before that, she worked in education, aerospace, and banking. She's beginning a new career chapter in a new industry and looks forward to supporting CKC and learning from CKC.
When she was young, her family had a beagle "hunting dog," Snoopy, that spent more time as a family dog than anything. Dolores likes to read and visit resale and bead shops to get supplies for crafting. During springtime, she likes to go to festivals and enjoys the Louisiana Renaissance Fair. She is married to her husband Tim, and they each have one adult son. They also have two granddaughters who live with Dolores's son in Missouri.
Her favorite quote is, "There are no accidents."
Raelynn was born in Akron, Ohio, and raised in Herrin, Illinois. She is the middle child of three siblings. In her free time, Raelynn enjoys reading and baking desserts. She also likes to knit, craft, and explore her new surroundings as a Louisianian.
Raelynn hopes to get her master's degree in communications soon. She loves Mexican food and just about anything that comes in the color purple. One of her favorite quotes comes from Dolly Parton: "Find out who you are; do it on purpose."
Mya was born and raised in Louisiana. She loves pets, and there is never a time when there aren't at least two pets at her house. Mya joined CKC as part of the COE program. A program that allows her to both attend school and work during the week. She loves marketing and hopes to grow in the marketing department. Mya is a perfectionist, and she will always speak her mind.
She currently has two dogs and a cat. Her dog Nola is her best friend, and she's constantly by her side. Mya enjoys hanging out with friends and riding around, blasting their favorite music.
Mya's hope for the future is to settle down and buy her own home by the age of 25. She believes that you accomplish anything you desire with the right mindset.
Sara was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, and moved to Baton Rouge when she was 11 years old. She has lived in Denham Springs, LA for the last 26 years. She has two beautiful children and two beautiful grandchildren.
Sara has three dogs and two cats. She has two Pomeranians and one long-haired Chihuahua.
Sara believes fate brought her to CKC. She wasn't looking for a job when she stumbled across CKC and is looking forward to learning about CKC and being part of the CKC family. In her free time, she enjoys reading, fishing, and gardening.
Sara enjoys living in the now and knows life is not promised beyond this very moment, so she doesn't want to waste time thinking too far ahead.
Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Domenica has called Livingston her home for many years. She recently married her husband, Cody, in 2018. Domenica has two sons and three “bonus” step-children, two daughters and another son. "Our blended home of 7 generally keeps us pretty busy!"
They also have three dogs, Maggie, an Old English Mastiff, Lhyla, a Chihuahua, and Jack, a Pit Bull/Labrador Retriever mix. The whole family enjoys swim days, kayaking, fishing, football season, cooking, and binge-watching TV in their downtime.
Chelsea, who started with CKC in 2008, loves her job and the people she works with! She likes spending time with friends and family.
Born in Baton Rouge, Chelsea spent much of her childhood in Plaquemine with a dog-loving family of five siblings (four brothers and one sister). At home, she has two Dogue de Bordeaux (French mastiffs) and a Chihuahua. Chelsea says, “The mastiffs can sometimes be a little too much to handle with their slobber, but they have the cutest faces!” She says her mom picks up every stray dog she finds on the road and has been successful in finding them owners or a new home.
Since 2003, Jackie has served our members and breeders with a positive attitude. Her favorite part of working at CKC is speaking with all of our members and breeders, hearing their different stories.
Jackie and her husband have a mini farm with cattle raised for show, hens raised for eggs (which she freely shares with the rest of the staff), three dogs and one cat! Spending time with her family and taking care of all the animals are constant sources of joy. Jackie was born and raised in Louisiana, and she is a mother of two boys. Her favorite motto is "Live each day as if it's your last!"
With a passion for dogs, Kim enjoys working at CKC, but admits she thought it was a dog kennel before coming to work here in 2007. Working in the mailroom, she likes seeing all the pictures that come through the mail. Kim is excited to have a new Catahoula cur puppy named Sable.
A lifelong resident of Walker, Louisiana, Kim is a happily married mother of four girls. She spends her free time with her family, going to the movies, shopping, playing board games, and having bonfires with roasted weenies and marshmallows. Kim enjoys country music, seafood, and fishing. Her favorite movie is Dirty Dancing.
Born and raised in Walker, Louisiana, Patricia recently rejoined our team, but she has been a part of the CKC family for over 12 years. She is married with three children and has a dog, Rangeaux, who would lower himself to the ground so her youngest daughter (at the age of two) could climb on his back and ride.
When not working, Patricia enjoys practicing ball with her kids, watching LSU football and baseball, and spending time with family and friends.
Mary was born in Hammond, LA, and has lived in Walker for about a year now. She has been married to her husband, Kasie, for six years and has two daughters.
Mary was drawn to CKC because of her love for dogs. She enjoys working in the customer service department and appreciates the friendly atmosphere.
She owns a miniature Australian shepherd and a German shepherd mix puppy, and when she is at home, Mary likes making memories with her family.
Aiden was born and raised in Denham Springs and has a very large family. He lives with three step-siblings, a biological brother, and his mother and step-father. He also has three more step-siblings and a half brother on his father's side of the family. Aiden was brought to CKC because of his interest in working on anything to do with computers, ranging from programming to taking apart a computer and putting it back together. It was a perfect opportunity to gain experience and start learning what he wants to pursue as a career.
He has three dogs: a Chihuahua, an English Mastiff, and a Pit Bull/Lab mix, and two cats. He says the cats are a new addition that his mom randomly decided to bring in! When Aiden is not working, he enjoys watching videos online, spending time with his brother and friends, learning more about computers, and finding new hobbies. He hopes to gain as much experience and knowledge as possible regarding his field.
Krist has lived in the Greater Baton Rouge area for most of his life. For five years he lived in Texas, where he completed his degree and worked as a graphic designer and art director. Krist’s family consists of his wife, their two kids, and their Terri-poo. He enjoys reading, painting, and family time. He is also involved in ministry at his church, including music, teaching, and media.
One quote that has guided Krist comes from artist Chuck Close, who said, "Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself."
Alyson is originally from Sugartown, Louisiana. She moved to Baton Rouge eight years ago to attend Louisiana State University. Alyson loves her job at CKC because it allows her to work on a different side of marketing.
She has a dog named Sam, but he lives back home with her parents. He's a 14-year-old country dog, and he wouldn't enjoy Baton Rouge life. In her spare time, she loves crafting, going to escape rooms, cooking, and watching basketball with her fiance or her twin sister.
Her favorite quote is, "The only days that we have wasted are those in which we did not laugh."
Grant is from Covington, Louisiana. His parents have lived in many states, but he was born and raised in Louisiana. After graduating from Louisiana State University, Grant wanted to find a job to utilize his videography and media skillset.
His family has two dogs. They have a Portuguese Water Dog named Roxie and a Havanese named Natalie. Grant grew up with both of these dogs, and they're a huge part of his family.
When not at work, Grant enjoys watching movies. He frequently finds himself analyzing them to see how they were written, produced, made, and edited. He also enjoys spending time with friends, discovering new music, and listening to podcasts/audiobooks. His favorite food is a nice steak and potatoes. Grant hopes to further develop his skills and adjust to working life.
Weston was born in Watson, Louisiana. She has over five years of experience in Customer Service, and she enjoys working for a company that is dedicated to satisfying both their customers' and employees' needs.
Weston has a 7-year-old American Pitbull Terrier. She says that her dog is her first child and is by far the best dog she has ever had! When Weston is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. In the future, she hopes to be an extraordinary role model for her children and be someone they can look up to and appreciate.
Taylor was born and raised here in Walker, LA. She is currently engaged to her best friend. Growing up her dad bred and raised Chow Chows who were registered through CKC! She has a mini zoo at her house. Taylor has a husky named Arthas, a German shepherd named Ansem, and two cats she rescued when they were three days old. Taylor has always been able to see herself in a field with animals.
When Taylor isn’t working she takes care of her animals and spends a lot of time with her nieces and nephews. One of her favorite quotes is, “God will always lead me where he needs me.” Her favorite food is anything with rice in it!
Taylor is so excited she found her way to CKC and wouldn’t want it any other way!
Harley was born in Watson, Louisiana and now lives in Greensburg, Louisiana. She stayed home with her sons for three years but decided to come back to work. That decision led her here to CKC. Harley owns DivineTouchKennel and breeds golden retrievers, German short-haired pointers, and Minskin cats. She is also partnered with Prim n Posh cattery. Harley has a passion for purebreds.
When she’s not working, Harley enjoys photography, fishing, riding motorcycles, dumpster diving, riding horses, and working with animals. She hopes to be a boss one day. Her favorite quote is:
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” -T. S. Eliot
Brittney was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was always curious about CKC and wanted to learn about what we do at CKC. Britney enjoys working here and really loves that everyone is team-oriented. She has three German shepherds and one bloodhound. Her experience with dogs is that if you train them and love them, then they are more than a pet; they are family.
When she’s not working, Brittney enjoys spending time with her two daughters and her family. Her hopes for the future are to become part of a team and grow in her job. She wants to provide a comfortable life for her kids. Her favorite food is a tie between steak and seafood. She loves country music but also listens to other genres as long as it’s not too crazy. Her favorite quote is: “Never give up. Keep moving forward.”