ABOUT US

Founded in March 2012, K9s 4 Mobility, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of others through the training, placement and support of Assistance Dog Partnerships.

K9s 4 Mobility, Inc. received 501c3 non-profit status in August, 2013. In August 2017, we had trained and placed twenty one assistance dogs, enriching the lives of their owners by enhancing their mobility, increasing their independence and confidence, and providing devoted companionship. 

K9s 4 Mobility, Inc. is proud to offer training and support to any assistance dog team, regardless of where the dog was obtained.

Each Assistance Dog is specifically selected and trained for an individual, making sure that the personalities, size and skills needed are right for the partnership to be successful. The placements are made in the individuals home and involves one on one attention for 10-12 days.

For more information, go to Assistance Dogs



MICHELLE WOERNER


Michelle Woerner: One of the founders of K9s 4 Mobility became an Assistance Dogs International Certified Instructor in 2002 after completing a three-year training program with an Assistance Dogs International Accredited Organization. She has been involved in the breeding, training and placement of Assistance Dogs since 1997. She has also served as a board member for the North American region to Assistance Dogs International since 2008. Michelle has continued to work with Assistance Dogs International as an Accreditation Assessor, traveling to many different organizations around the world. She is the CEO and Assistance Dogs International Certified Training Instructor for K9s 4 Mobility.

ROBERT JENSEN


Robert Jensen, one of the founders of K9s 4 Mobility, is a Cheyenne native who is active in civic and economic development organizations. Robert was the CEO of the Wyoming Business Council, the economic development entity for the State of Wyoming. Prior to the Business Council, Robert worked for Fleischli Oil Co for 27 years, serving as president during his last five years there.  He is now a registered lobbyist for Holland & Hart.  Jill Jensen, Robert’s wife, has Multiple Sclerosis and has had two service dogs. Her first was Yankee, who is now retired. Her current dog is Linden. Both dogs were trained by Michelle Woerner 

BRANDY MARROU


Brandy Marrou joined McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP in 2000 and is now a partner with the firm, providing certified public accounting and consulting in Cheyenne, WY.  Brandy provides accounting and tax services to clients.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wyoming Society  of CPAs.  Brandy enjoys serving on the board of directors for the United Way and the Advisory Board for the University of  Wyoming.  Brandy was raised in Dubois, WY and graduated from the University of  Wyoming.  Her husband Steve, a taxidermist, is also a native of Wyoming.  Their two children Trevor and McKenna keep them busy.

JUDY SIFERS


Judy Sifers, one of the founders or K9s 4 Mobility, is a retired CEO of an Accredited Assistance Dogs International member organization, as well as a retired educator. Throughout her career she has developed and presented programs and outreach to parents and educators, chaired grant and curriculum development committees, assisted in the development  and implementation of educational programs,  and served on various communities related to school and community. Judy has been a volunteer puppy raiser for twenty years, supporting assistance dog partnerships, and helping to develop a puppy raiser handbook. She also holds an MS in Elementary Education.

CALLIE YEATER


Callie Yeater , one of the founders for K9s 4 Mobility, works with her service dog Elf who is also her best friend. She was born with cerebral palsy, which makes daily life difficult. Growing up, the hardest thing about having CP for Callie was not being able to keep up with her able-bodied peers. She couldn't run on the playground with her classmates, so all of her peers looked at her as different.  Elf helps Callie retrieve dropped objects and he assists with transfers in and out of her wheelchair, opening doors, and tugging off jackets, pants, and socks. With Elf's help, Callie can be more independent.

Callie is taking 2017 off as a board member but will return in 2018.

GREGG JONES


Gregg Jones is proud to be a fourth generation Wyomingite.  He graduated from Torrington High School and the University of Wyoming.  From 1979-1989, he worked at Converse County Bank in Douglas as a lender, auditor and operations officer.  Gregg went on to work at Citizens National Bank as a commercial/agricultural lender from 1989-1993. In 2012, he assisted with the opening of Jonah Bank . He is the president of the Cheyenne Jonah bank which just opened their second branch in downtown.

HEATHER ROE-DAY

Heather Roe Day was raised in Laramie and has called Cheyenne home for over 23 years. She is the founder of Jewel Bridge Strategies, a marketing consulting firm, and she has a background in marketing and health information technology. With the help of her husband Don and daughter Kinsale, their family were puppy raisers for Gus, a rescued Mastiff/Chocolate Lab mix. In addition to their puppy raising work, they enjoy volunteering at the facility to help out where needed.
The family shares their home with Aspen, their flat-coat retriever and enjoys spending time in the mountains whenever they get a chance to get away.

AMBER STILL


Amber Still recently accepted a position with the United Way.  Amber is an active member of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce and on the board of directors for the United Way.

DERREK JERRED


Derrek Jerred joined the K9s 4 Mobility board of directors in 2016!! Derrek works at Cheyenne LEADS and is the co chair of United Ways Emerging Leaders. 

PAM REIMAN

  Pam Reiman grew up in Cheyenne, graduated from Central High School and then the University of Wyoming.  She and her husband Wally have three grown children and four grandchildren.  Their son, Kyle, has Muscular Dystrophy and utilizes a wheelchair.  Being an advocate for people with disabilities is a part of Pam's life so it was only natural that she would volunteer for K9s 4 Mobility.  Her family raised a puppy and then socialized several rescue dogs until their formal training began.  They most recently adopted a career change dog.  Pam's husband, Wally, is the Exectuve VP of Reiman Corporation and also volunteers for K9s 4 Mobility.

 

K9s 4 Mobility
11805 Campstool Road
Cheyenne, WY, 82007.

K9s 4 Mobility at 307-222-9597
or
info@k9s4mobility.org