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Jennifer Broome

Founder and Lead Dog Trainer

Quinebaug Kennels, LLC was founded by Jennifer Broome in 2001. Her experience extends from years of training and teaching. She is a highly professional, published author, and expert in raising and training dogs. Jennifer began her dog training career as a child. Her… »

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Jason Smith

Operations Manager and Builder

Jason Smith is the silent force behind Quinebaug Kennels. He is Jennifer’s husband, business partner and best friend. Jason and Jennifer built Quinebaug’s new kennel complex themselves 9 years ago. It took a year to complete the building, working together… »

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Jan Kopec

Office Manager

Thank goodness for a license plate that read “Lab Lvr”! I saw this on a car parked at a bank and decided to leave my Quinebaug Kennels card on the window. Well it must have been fate, because that car… »

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Patricia Barkas

Assistant Office Manager

Patricia Barkas has been with us for 8 years. She has successfully worked a variety of positions at the kennel such as manager and groomer while we have been growing and building our staffing teams. Patricia comes with a lifetime… »

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Darcy Roberts

Kennel Manager

Darcy grew up riding horses competitively all around Connecticut and was ranked among the highest in both the English and Western divisions. Her love for horses grew into an even deeper love for animals of all kinds as she began… »

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Sharon Lane

Kennel Care Custodian

Sharon Lane is our cleaning aficionado! She grew up in Jewett City, CT, attended school in Griswold, and is now happily married with 2 children residing in Moosup, CT. After 10 long years working for the Plainfield Greyhound Park, we… »

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Chris Parry

Dog Training Manager and Gun Dog Assistant Trainer

Chris Parry joined our QK team in the late summer of 2018 after leaving the confinements of office life. After long hours spent behind a computer all week it was time for him to chase a passion of his… training… »

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Sharon Ywarsky

Obedience Trainer

Sharon has been working professionally with dogs since she was 18yrs old. She grew up around labs and has always had a love for training dogs. Sharon graduated from Becker College in 2006 with her Associates Degree in Animal Care.

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Kate Lussier

Assistant Dog Trainer & Photographer

Before joining the QK team, Kate began private lessons as a client of QK close to three years ago with her black Labrador Skye.  Since then she has successfully passed Skye through Senior Level AKC hunts test.  This year she… »

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Jessica Velasquez

Assistant Dog Trainer

Jessica Velasquez has had a passion for dogs ever since she could walk. She grew up with an Austrian Shepard/ chow mix where her love for rescue and shelter dogs began. As an adult, she moved to Texas and adopted… »