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Charlotte Dog Training Club Board of Directors

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Liz Petko

Liz has been a member of CDTC for 10 years serving as  President, Secretary, Instructor as well as being a member of many committees.  Born and raised in the Western New York area she moved to Charlotte with her family about 40 years ago.  Like many involved in dog sports, she started training dogs in 4-H and was also involved in showing Arabian horses for many years.    Liz is now retired after spending 30+ years in the IT profession.  She lives in Fort Mill with her husband and two dogs Rocco and Jacques.  She competes with  Jacques in Obedience and Agility, Rocco who is 10 and semi-retired loves running FastCAT and CAT

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Karen Fekete

Karen was born in New Jersey and though she may seem tough on the outside (her Jersey persona), she is sensitive and a marshmallow onB the inside.  Her first dog ever was one of her Dad’s hunting dogs, a beagle.  She started taking classes at CDTC in 1996.  Karen is an artist, owns a boarding kennel and is a Patient Services Representative.  Her mother always told her:  When you are on your own you can have as many dogs as you want.  She has three dogs, Scout, a sheltie, Lizzy a Golden Retriever/boxer mix and Tenny a Black Lab/ Jack Russell mix.  She is training Scout for agility.


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Carol Hamblin

Carol grew up in the mountains of Southwest Virginia before moving to Charlotte.  Growing up she begin her love of poodles the first were toy poodles. Followed by two miniature poodle rescues which lead her to CDTC for training as well as lots of friends whose friendships have lasted over the years.  While the intention was to take a puppy class she never left and has trained several other dogs over the years.  Currently training a Standard Poodle and Chinese Cresteds.  Over the years her dogs have titled in Obedience, Rally, Fieldwork, Fast Cat, Agility and Scentwork. 


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Bryan Simms 

I became a member of CDTC in 2013 when I was looking for training opportunities for my first cane corso, Valentina, and me.  I quickly found what a great organization we have and have continued training her and my new corso, Echo, in many of the areas that the club  offers training, lately focusing on agility and scentwork.  During my time with CDTC, I have volunteered for multiple roles including class assistant, member of multiple committees, board member, and chairperson of training committee since 2016. As training committee chair, I have worked hard to modernize class enrollment and add new course material to supplement our class offerings.  I would like to continue this pursuit as training committee chair and would like to join our board of directors in order to promote synergy between the committee and board. My goal is to continue to develop new training opportunities for our members as well as the public, encourage new people to become members and volunteers, and maximize the value of our fantastic array of existing training options.


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Lisa Johnson

Lisa is originally from Wisconsin and has been competing in AKC obedience trials since she was 12 years old.  She started with her family’s Doberman and continued with Dobermans until just recently when she adopted a Belgian Malinois.  Her passion is taking rescues with behavioral issues, rehabbing them and then competing.  She has been a member of CDTC for over 20 years and has been an instructor, assistant instructor and has also served on the Board as Secretary.  She enjoys competing in AKC obedience and has achieved a UD, and also enjoys Rally, but her real love is Schutzhund where she has titled to the highest level and competed at National and Regional events.  


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