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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… »

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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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Chris Parry

Lead Trainer for Obedience and Gun Dogs, Training Manager

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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Kiira Huhta

Obedience Trainer

Born and raised right here in eastern Connecticut, Kiira always had a infinite love for animals. Growing up her family owned German Shepherds and farm animals but later she brought home a little yellow American lab puppy named Star that… »

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Marie Madaras

Obedience and Sporting Dog Trainer

Growing up in Connecticut, Marie was both a dedicated athlete and animal lover.  When she was not on the ice hockey rink or soccer and lacrosse field, she was at home training her two golden retrievers. After high school, Marie’s… »

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Faith Ognan

Obedience Trainer

I grew up in Ashford, CT, and happily drive 45 minutes to work to do what I love- working with the dogs! From the day that I came to Quinebaug Kennels for my interview in 2018, I knew that I… »

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Dr. Kristin Williams DVM

On-call Veterinarian

Meet Dr. Kristin Williams DVM, a 2008 graduate of the prestigious Tufts-Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and newest member of the QK Dogs care team. A Connecticut Native, and loving owner of Freddo and Jami — two playful Spaniels — … »

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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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Lee Wrigley

QK Landscaping and Grounds

Lee Wrigley has been growing plants since he was a kid. Ever since graduating college in 1982, he has been growing plants in one form or another. Lee has managed nurseries growing trees, shrubs, and perennials; he has owned his… »