CRYSTAL REPKO, STORE MANAGER
Crystal is a graduate of Alvernia University where she received a degree in General Science and Secondary Education. Initially working for a lab in the Environmental / Water Testing industry, she decided to pursue her passion of working with dogs.
Currently working as the Dawg Store Manager and Sales Associate at The Dawg Store, she enjoys learning about new products and researching which of those to carry in the store. Sharing her life and home with 6 Aussies, she understands that each dog has different needs and enjoys helping others find the right products to meet their individual dogs chewing, playing, and mental stimulation needs.
Linda Williams is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Wyoming with degrees in Civil Engineering and Water Resources. She was a professional engineer in Wyoming and Colorado.
Linda has trained dogs for obedience and therapy. She also volunteered as a puppy raiser for a service dog organization. She was given Kringle, a Standard Poodle, to raise. Kringle was released from service dog training and subsequently adopted by Linda and her family. Linda and Kringle have taken classes at Awesome Dawgs. Kringle is now a Canine Good Citizen and therapy dog. He and Linda have competed in Tricks, Nose Work and Agility and enjoy learning new skills together.
Deb Cordes graduated from Bloomsburg University with a degree in accounting and later received a MBA in finance/management from DeSales University.
Her dog, Balto, has enjoyed the Level One, Level Two, Agility One and Private Agility Training classes at Awesome Dawgs. Balto also enjoys frolicking in the Dawg Park.
Deb looks forward to meeting you and your “awesome dawg” in the store.
Wendy Seidel is Executive Director at the Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance. She has a master’s degree in social work with a minor in psychology. Wendy finds the study of both human and animal behavior fascinating.
She brought many of her own dogs to Awesome Dawgs for basic training classes.
Debra holds a degree in education from RACC and Alvernia University. From an early age she always loved both children and animals, as she previously taught Preschool for twenty years. As a young child she developed a passion for animals from her close relationship with her grandfather, who was also an avid animal lover.
At home Debra has three dogs of her own that keep her busy, Cosmo, Gymmie, and Rudie. Her favorite quote is from Louis Sabin, “No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.” Since working at Awesome Dawgs, Debra’s dogs have been reaping the benefits, because she can’t help but buy the fun toys and yummy treats she sees in the store! She looks forward to you stopping in to say hello and to share stories about your own furry friends.