Jason is as passionate about Adventure Mobility with a guide dog as he is when conducting a regular follow-up visit. Jason is a GDMI, OMS, Founder and the General Manager of STAPELL. Jason runs the Fishing & Kayaking Program and is always keen to explore a new mobility adventure idea that will help you "be all you can be." To contact Jason directly, email him at email@example.com or you can text/ring him on 0418 635 293.
Mary is a GDMI, OMS and the Director of STAPELL. When she's not out training the dogs, she is running the Blind Rider Program for our customers interested in enhancing their balance and physical/mental stamina alongside their therapeutic mounts. Mary was a prior professional equestrian in the USA for 20 years before transferring to the service dog industry. Find out more by contacting Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring her on 0466 265 919.
Ben is highly requested for assistive technology. With his patient and persistent attention to your goals, Ben works tirelessly to enhance your automated life. Stay tuned for Ben's company opening of Progressiv, a lifestyle program to suit every VIP's needs. Find out more about Ben by clicking the button below.
Zak Sheppard is a Nationally Accredited Dog Trainer through the National Dog Training Federation (NDTF), Certificate III Dog Behaviorist and companion animal trainer for over 10 years. His work includes the RSPCA and Samford Pet Resort, where he is the owner of Connect 2 Canines and delivers services to Resort guests. Zak assists in the Puppy Raising , Training, and Adventure programs. We are fortunate to have such a qualified and experienced Trainer to aid our team. Find out more about Zak by clicking the button below.
Hayden has joined the team during this time to help drive the business forward as we grow and operate in this new COVID-19 environment. Hayden comes to us with NDIS experience from another service provider, as well as, experience and qualifications in philanthropy, events and business management. Hayden was one of the youngest recipients to receive a guide dog in Australia and comes to us with over a decade of guide dog experience. Contact Hayden directly at email@example.com or ring him on 0431 431 942.
Sharon joined the team as a client in 2019 and a staff member in 2021. She organizes staff allocations, all bookings and is your "go-to" person for general enquires, equipment, Support Coordination, your NDIS plan questions or plan reviews. Sharon was trained with her first guide dog, "Polly" in 2013 by Mary and was trained with her second guide dog, "Pacho" in 2020 by Jason. "Pacho" is STAPELL’s first guide dog to be placed and is Australia’s first German Shepherd guide dog to be placed in 30 years. You can contact Sharon directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring her on 0402 992 114.
Dani has been a competition rider for most of her young life. Whether it was showjumping, learning to trick ride or just enjoying her horse, Dani caught the “horse bug” early on. Currently in Uni for her Masters of Arts Teaching Secondary Education, Dani spends her time outside of Uni teaching our program horses & riders.
Leah comes to us as an experienced disability support worker and independent contractor. You may have already met Leah on the Ladies Weekend or at various outings out and about. Leah is a wife, mother and outgoing hard worker who we are very fortunate to have on our team.
Kristie comes to us as from a varied background in government, retail, and tourism. Kristie has lived for some time in her family's home country of Italy. When she is not working for Stapell, she enjoys salsa dancing! We want Kristie to hold a class for us!
Montana grew up on a 5,500 acre farm. She went to Uni and obtained her Cert 2 & Cert 3 in Agriculture and Diploma of Agriculture. Afterward, she managed a 65,000 acre property before coming back to the Brisbane area. Montana grew up “on the back of a horse!” Her mother rode while she was a bun in the oven and the thirst continued, Montana has 3 horses (Tia, Topaz & Phoenix). Her dog, “Zita,” loves to hang out while Tan plays chess, reads or watches Netflix.
Montana has been indirectly involved with Stapell for awhile now! When she wasn’t taking exceptional care of Stapell’s horses, she was lovin’ our dogs! Now she gets to spend everyday with them. We couldn’t think of a more social & caring person to look after the welfare of our pups.