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.  Founders of the organization are Bob Jensen, Julie Maloukis, Judy Sifers, Michelle Woerner and Callie Yeater.

K9s 4 Mobility, Inc. received 501c3 non-profit status in August, 2012. In December 2019 we have trained and placed twenty nine 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.

DR. TRACIE CALLER

Dr. Tracie Caller is a native of Rock Springs, graduatin from the University of Wyoming and attending medical school through the WWAMI program at the University of Washington.  She works at a Neurologist at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.  In her spare time, she enjoys running and hiking with her Belgian Tervuren.

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.

Judy and her husband, Tom have raised four puppies for K9s 4 Mobility; Ella (Service Dog), McCoy (Service Dog), Arazi (Service Dog) and Rudy (Social Service Dog)!

Joanna Vilos joined the K9s 4 Mobility board in January 2018.   Joanna grew up in Worland, WY and received her B.A. from the University of Maryland and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is Senior Legal Counsel for Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and was previously a partner with Holland & Hart LLp in Chey- enne, where she focused primarily on employment law. In her spare time, Joanna enjoys traveling and going to Wyoming Cow- boys games with her two children, ages 8 and 13

Joanna was a huge part of the successful Service Dog Law passed in Wyoming in 2017, donating her time to K9s 4 Mobility!

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.

Gregg has been very active with the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce and the United Way.

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 which they have adopted as pet.   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.

JESS RYAN

Jess Ryan is a fifth-generation Wyoming native from Lander and graduated from the University of Wyoming. Jess is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and financial advisor with The Compass Wealth Group. 

Jess is an avid community volunteer serving as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Cheyenne, board member of CASA Laramie County, and is on the Steering Committee for Leadership Cheyenne. Jess also serves as Chair for the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce Business Council and serves as a board member for the Frontier Society for Human Resource Management. He is also a member of the Southeast Wyoming Estate Planning Council

Jess is an avid fly fisherman and very amateur gardener. His family includes his wife, local Cheyenne native Dr. Danielle Jensen-Ryan, and their rescue dog, Jack Russell/Miniature Pinscher/Dachshund, Tuni. 



 

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

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