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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or ring her on 0466 265 919.
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.
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 in the country. She obtained her Cert 2 & Cert 3 in Agriculture and Diploma of Agriculture at Uni and, afterward, worked on 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 a while now! When she wasn’t taking exceptional care of Stapell’s horses, she was lovin’ our dogs! Now she gets to spend every day with them. We couldn’t think of a more social & caring person to look after the welfare of our pups. Completing a Cert 3 in Disability Support and completing 120 hours of field work.
Claudia is originally from Germany and has lived around Europe and now Australia. She has been a Chef, a mum, a Marketing Manager, and an IT “helper,” as she likes to call it. Claudia owns the company, FrauleinTech. With 20+ years of IT experience, we love Claudia’s style of helping us to understand our machines instead of just having someone fix them for us.
A little bit about myself
⁃ over 30 years experience in office, administration and bookkeeping
⁃ Business consultant, trainer and manager for 27 years
⁃ 27 years experience as a Charity fundraiser coordinator
⁃ 13 years as a Sales Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics
⁃ My goal and focus working with Stapell Working Dog is customer satisfaction and developing a successful team environment. Happy customers, happy team = job satisfaction
Nerissa joined the Stapell team after her husband joined as a client in 2020 and seeing the work they do and achieve.
She has a wide range of experience from providing peer support for parents of premature babies as well as sales/marketing and creating dream bathrooms.
Nerissa has come on board with a passion for helping others through the work she does.
When Nerissa isn’t supporting our Stapell community she enjoys spending time with her husband, young son and two fur babies, finding great coffee spots and new adventures.
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