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Our Team

About Our Team

Our amazing team and their exceptional skills and love of animals.

Mirissa Farias

Worked at Barks and Recreation since 2015
Store Manager

  • Pet First Aid Certified 100% 100%
  • Livestock & Poultry Welfare Assessment via CCSAW 100% 100%
  • Livestock Welfare & Assessment BC Farm Animal Care Council 100% 100%
  • BCSPCA Temperament Assessment - Dog Sense Behavioural Analysis Certified 100% 100%
  • IAABC Principles and Practices Course 100% 100%
  • Customer Hapiness 100% 100%
  • Product Knowledge 100% 100%
  • Passion for Animals 100% 100%

Amy Rennette

Worked at Barks and Recreation since 2013
Certified Trainer/Retail Expert
Amy has always had a love for animals and got her first professional training certification through Animal Behaviour College in 2013. Amy recently completed the Karen Pryor professional dog training program. Her specialty is helping people and their dogs work through any fears or anxieties and relearn to enjoy life with each other.

  • Karen Pryor Dog Trainer Pro Certificate 100% 100%
  • ABC Pro. Training Certificate 100% 100%
  • Do More With Your Dog - Novice Trick Dog Training Certificate 100% 100%
  • Pet First Aid Certified 100% 100%

Kaylee Borrowman

Worked at Barks and Recreation since 2015
Merchandise Manager, Daycare Supervisor, Retail Expert
Kaylee has been fostering cats, kittens, and small animals for the Trail Regional BCSPCA since August 2013 and starting volunteering there in November of 2013.

  • Pet First Aid Certified 100% 100%
  • IAABC Principles and Practices Course 100% 100%
  • Customer Happiness 100% 100%
  • Product Knowledge 90% 90%
  • Passion for animals 100% 100%

Ashley Main

Worked at Barks and Recreation since 2016
Certified Trainer/Retail Expert/Daycare Supervisor

Born and raised in the Kootenays, Ashley lives here with her husband, two kids, a dog and two cats. When taking on a puppy that challenged me her she found Barks and Recreation and fell in love with the company and their positive training methods. Now a Certified Professional Trainer through KPA she is looking forward to being out in the community working with you and your companions.

 

 

  • Karen Pryor Dog Trainer Pro Certificate 100% 100%
  • Do More With Your Dog – Novice Trick Dog Training Certificate 100% 100%
  • Pet First Aid Certified 100% 100%

Rebecca Koban

Worked at Barks and Recreation since 2016
Pet Groomer

Rebecca has over 10 years of grooming experience and has a certificate through JKL Grooming. Through her years she has learned to complete many styles of haircuts for many breeds and sizes of dogs.

  • Certified Groomer 100% 100%
  • Pet First Aid Certified 100% 100%

Nicole Courson

Worked at Barks and Recreation since 2016
Certified Trainer/Daycare Supervisor/Retail Expert

Nicole had always enjoyed living and helping with animals. After years of dedicated volunteering handling dogs and working through problem behaviours she decided to pursue a career in dog training and behaviour consulting, followed by the opportunity to apprentice under Sarah Dixon in 2016. Nicole has graduated with certificates from the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Professional program and courses through the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) to build a well-rounded understanding of behavioural sciences and their application in animal training and care.

  • Customer Hapiness 100% 100%
  • Product Knowledge 88% 88%
  • Passion for animals 100% 100%

Anna Stienstra

Worked at Barks and Recreation since 2017
Retail Expert

Ana started steadily volunteering walking dogs in 2012 for the Trail Regional BCSPCA. She volunteers for special events such as Paws for Cause through the SPCA. She also has other animal-related skills via the 4H program as well as having some equine-related courses.

  • Customer Happiness 100% 100%
  • Product Knowledge 80% 80%
  • Passion for animals 100% 100%

Anna Farias

Worked at Barks and Recreation since 2017
Retail Expert

 

 

  • Do More With Your Dog – Novice Trick Dog Training Certificate 100% 100%
  • Customer Happiness 100% 100%
  • Product Knowledge 80% 80%
  • Passion for animals 100% 100%

Timely Support

Our team is busy but always ready to answer your questions and give you a helping hand. Please contact us via phone, email, social media, or come into the store.

Compassion

The staff is here because of their love for all animals. Feel confident in bringing your furry family member into our store for a fun play date in our daycare, some help with training, a nice new haircut, or for high-quality food and products.

Skill & Education

Our staff’s compassion pushes them to constantly add to their education and self-learn about all our new products and services. We like to encourage this to ensure that we are offering the best service we can and keep ahead of the competition.

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