Meet The MSK9 Crew
We have the BEST team of kennel technicians and daycamp counselors that you could hope for! Everyone genuinely cares for every guest, and will go out of their way to make sure everyone is healthy, happy, and comfortable. Over the years we have had the pleasure of working with many kennel techs, and all of our past and current employees are the reason MSK9 still stands. Everyday is Kennel Tech appreciation day!
Operations Manager/ Apprentice Trainer-Gator Schott
Pictured with his Labrador "June" and Doberman "Ronald"
Having grown up in Ravenna Nebraska, Gator has always had a passion for dogs spending a lot of his time hunting with Labs and Weimaraner’s before making his move to Colorado in 2014. His Labrador June came into his life in July 2019 and in November 2019 he and June completed a training program with MSk9. Gator joined the MSK9 team in Jan 2020 and is currently participating in MSK9 apprentice trainer program. He and June are preparing to compete in AKC hunt tests. In January of 2021 he expanded his pack when rescued his Doberman Ronald and plans to compete in PSA.
Office Manager- Mackenzie Radzik
Pictured with daycamp regular "Utah"
Moving to Colorado from California in January of 2020, Mackenzie comes to us from a Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. She came to MSK9 for her love of dogs and to put herself through school. She is currently pursuing a degree in Business Management & Administration with the desire to stay at MSK9 long term. Outside of work she enjoys reading, skiing, and exploring her new home of Colorado.
Kennel Tech- Caitlyn Walker
Pictured with training dog "Fritz"
Born and raised in Colorado, Caitlyn has always had a passion for animals. She joined the MSK9 team due to her love for dogs and to put herself through college. Caitlyn is currently pursuing a Criminal Justice degree in hopes to become a law enforcement officer. Aside from working at MSK9, Caitlyn enjoys promoting her car freshie business, building her Jeep, and traveling to new places.
Office/Photographer- Chelsea Radzik
Pictured with her GSD mix "Snickers"
Born and raised in San Diego, Chelsea has longed for the mountains. She grew up around dogs and started volunteering at an animal hospital at the age of 17. From San Diego, she moved to Salt Lake City where she pet sat and hiked dogs for a year. She made her way to Colorado in January of 2020 to work for MSK9 in hopes of working towards becoming a dog trainer. In her free time she enjoys hiking with her dogs, snowboarding, playing videogames, and traveling.
Daycamp Lead- Jade Kunsman
Pictured with MSK9 Daycamp regulars "Oakley" and "Chevy"
Growing up outside of Detroit, Michigan, Jade did not have any pets of her own, and it only made her love for them stronger. She would visit her friends and play with their pets, and it wasn't until she was 17 that she started working with dogs full time. Since then, she has worked for a wide variety of facilities and decided to move to Colorado in 2005. Jade loves learning about each individual dog and really understanding their needs. She does a fantastic job of sorting playgroups with dogs that play well with one another, and when she is in the kennel you can find her wrapping a pup up in a blanket to make them feel more comfortable. Aside from caring for our guests, she loves to explore, create art, promote events, rockhound, and learn new things!
Kennel Tech- Jacob Lind
Pictured with his Pit mix "Thebe"
Originally from Rapid City, South Dakota, Jacob moved to Greeley in August of 2020 where he found his way to MSK9. He fell in love with dogs after adopting Thebe in July of 2019 and now aspires to be a dog trainer.
Office - Suzann Thompson
Pictured with her Airedale "Dara
After careers in marketing and education, Suzann finally realized her retirement dream of moving to Colorado in 2021. She has lived her life surrounded by various animals, including dogs. She found a place on the MSK9 team when she brought her Airedale, Dara, in for an evaluation with one of our trainers. In her free time, Suzann likes to read, travel, golf, hike, and ride horses. She also enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and her 3 dogs.
Kennel Tech- Patrick Ostrander
Pictured with training dog "Delilah"
After leaving the Army and graduating from college, Patrick moved from his home state of Texas to Colorado in June 2019. He quickly realized he missed being around the dogs he grew up with and found a home at MSK9 where he could care for and love on many more dogs than he ever hoped for. In his free time Patrick also enjoys shooting his bow, hiking, and combat sports while aspiring to be a dog trainer in the near future.
Kennel Tech- Brooks Andrews
Pictured with his GSD "Max"
Having worked side by side with military dogs in the airforce, Brooks has developed a passion for working dogs. After separating from the military, his passion grew as he built stronger relationships while training his own dogs. He joined the MSK9 team in April 2021. He is an aspiring trainer in protection and dual purpose.