Trainers & Team Members

About Us - Trainers & Team Members

Daniele Turner

Owner/Trainer

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Daniele Turner is co-owner of Club K9 at The Ranch as well as serving as the Operations Manager and overseeing the dog training program. She became accredited as a dog trainer in 2007 and prior to joining Club K9 at The Ranch, she was a Pet Smart trainer for nine years. She is certified in Pet Tech CPR and First Aid Certified.

Daniele brings additional management experience since she previously worked in the corporate sector for over 15 years. With experience in supervision, training, food safety handling, and 24/7 operations, she is well prepared to handle her varied responsibilities.

She brings first hand experience to her dog training since she owns four dogs. She has two senior dachshunds- Maddie and Jack, an Old English Bulldog named Rocky, and a rescue mix named Goose. Goose will greet you when you visit the ranch since he also serves as employee mascot.

As a lifelong animal lover, she also has a long association with The Ranch. She has owned and ridden horses for 20 years, and started riding at The Ranch over a decade ago where she rode, boarded, trained and spent every spare moment there with her horse.

Her love for dogs and her vast experience with hundreds of animals has made Daniele an exceptional trainer. Daniele's affinity with animals is part of what makes your dog's experience at Club K9 at the Ranch so special.

Emilie Pegarsch

Team Member

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Club K-9 at The Ranch is happy to have Emilie Pegarschas one of our team members assisting with the dogs staying for boarding and daycare. Emilie has previous experience working with dogs. She worked at Pet Smart for three years in the Pet Care department and as a kennel attendant at a veterinarian’s office.

Dogs of all sized have always been a part of Emilie’s life from Chow’s to multiple Saint Bernard’s. Currently three dogs are sharing her life - two Shar-Peis and one border collie. Emilie is training Wilbur, her border collie, to be a service dog.

When she is not working with dogs or taking care of her dogs, she volunteers at a local women’s crisis center in her community.

Laura Anderson

Trainer

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Laura Anderson, Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)

Club K9 at the Ranch is excited to have Laura Anderson as part of our dog training staff. She began formally training dogs in 2011, after years of training the family dogs. Laura believes in helping dog owners build positive relationships with their dogs.

In addition to being a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), she also is an American Kennel Club (AKC) Partner, an AKC Approved Canine Good Citizen (CGC, CGCA, CGCU) Evaluator, a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and Pet Tech First Aid and CPR certified.

Laura also serves as a volunteer trainer for a variety of foster/shelter dog organizations. She assists and conducts CGC, CGCA, and TDI classes, workshops and testing. Other dog related activities include working in dog daycare and kennel programs, walking foster/shelter dogs, conducting home visits for rescue organizations prior to adoption approvals, and transporting dogs for Echo Dogs White German Shepherd Rescue.

In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time training her own dogs, taking them out in the community and going on long walks. Laura and her husband Bill's current pack include three dogs they have rescued including Bear, a Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd; Bella, a German Shepherd; and Bodhi, a White German Shepherd. Bodhi is currently working to earn his CGCA title. Laura has over 26 years experience in the field of education.

Jackie Magruder

Team Member

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Having a chance to work with dogs and bring her own dog to work makes Club K-9 at The Ranch a great place for Jackie Magruder to work. She loves working with dogs for a living.

Her love of animals started young with owning and showing two horses. Spending most days at the barn, her love of animals grew. She rescued many dogs and cats over the years and doesn’t remember a time she didn’t have a dog in her life. Her current dog is Louie, who was given to her by her children last Christmas. Louie is a two-year old black Labrador/pit mix, the family’s third black Labrador.

Jackie has a B.S. degree with a focus on dental hygiene and she has been a dental hygienist for over 30 years and works in her family’s dental lab. She also is a long time volunteer dental hygienist at the VA hospital.

She and her husband have been married for 27 years with two children. She is co-owner of Mercury Masters LLC, an HVAC company. She is excited to be part of the team at Club K9 at The Ranch. She especially appreciates getting to bring her dog Louie to work with her every day.

Diana Passarelli

Team Member

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Club K9 at The Ranch is excited to have Diana Passarelli as part of our staff. Diana has worked with dog trainers for seven years and has volunteered at Oak Forest Animal Control assisting with all aspects of dog care. She is Pet Tech CPR certified and is excited to be part of the Club K9 at The Ranch team.

She has trained her own dogs, a Belgium Malinois and German Shepherd. Her love of dogs can be traced back to her childhood when she began holding dog shows in her backyard for family and friends’ pets. Her love of animals extends to horses and she has worked and showed horses for many years.

Prior to joining the staff, Diana was a volunteer at Club K9 at The Ranch. She also has experience working in customer service, management, and event planning prior to joining our team. We are excited to have her at our facility.

Michelle Noffsinger

Team Member

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Club K-9 at The Ranch welcomes Michelle Noffsinger to the team. Michelle has loved animals for as long as she can remember. The Lockport, Ill native worked and trained horses all through her youth and was an active 4-H member, even getting the opportunity to serve on a judge team. After being a stay at home mom for a year, she started working with the horses at The Ranch. Visiting Club K-9 at The Ranch and meeting their many special dogs that play and stay there, she fell in love with dogs and the facility and joined the Club K-9 at The Ranch team caring for the dogs.