Jill Williamson, Board President
Jill joined Peoria Obedience Training Club in 2009 after participating in obedience classes with her youngest son and two German Shepherds. After assisting with Beginner Obedience classes, she began as a lead instructor for that class in 2011, as well as Manners and Puppy classes since then. She is currently an AKC CGC evaluator. Jill became Secretary to the Board in 2016 and was elected President in January 2018.
Jill currently has 5 dogs: 13 year old German Shepherd Dog, Elch; 11 year old GSD, Jack ; 8 year old GSD/Chow, Ivy; 4 year old Australian Kelpie mix, Siri, and 3 year old Australian Kelpie, Luna. They are all rescues or rehomes. Team Jack and Jill have participated in Rally and are also an ATD registered therapy dog team. Siri has participated in AKC agility as a novice, and passed his therapy dog tests also. Luna and Siri are currently practicing with the River City flyers flyball team.
Jill is also a Board member with the Peoria Humane Society. She is active in rescue, fostering, transporting, home visits, and networking. Her passion is keeping dogs and cats out of the shelters and stop back-yard breeding.
Contact Jill at email@example.com
Kim Farlin, Treasurer
Joe Clark, Vice President
Judi Gullickson, Director of Training
Linda Doerfler, Webmaster
Anne Headings, Courtesy Chair
Anne has been a member since1964. She currently trains Border Collies in obedience and canine freestyle. Anne is a retired Registered Nurse and owner of Just Right Gloves, making gloves for the obedience competitor.
Cathy D’Souza, Newsletter Editor
Andy Kolesar, Sr. Board Member
Vickie Gordon, Jr. Board
Vickie was elected Junior Board Member in 2014. Along with assistance from other members, she coordinates the maintenance of the outside of our POTC building and grounds. She also manages the key-FOB system that provides members access to the building. Vickie states, “I love the team work that is required to run the POTC organization.”
Vickie joined POTC in 2009 and became active in the agility program. She currently has 7 rescue dogs. She boasts, “They all are wonderful and loving dogs.” She recently retired and hopes to soon do some RV traveling with the dogs.
Vickie says, “POTC is a great place to learn and play for both you and your fur-family members. We emphasize positive reinforcement training and there are many opportunities to participate and learn something new.”