Meet Our Team

Hard Working, Loyal, and Passionate

OWNER 

 

Ally Marshall

Owner

Ally has been training dogs professionally since 2009, and began working for WRBI in 2014. In 2019, WRBI stepped away from the training and boarding kennel and Ally took over as the owner of the newly-transformed Wind River Canine Partners. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a research emphasis in Animal Behavior, and a Professional Dog Trainer Certification from Animal Behavior College. She is a member in good standing of the Five Valley Retriever Club.

Ally is also a licensed master falconer and has been training and hunting with birds of prey since 2006. She is president of the Montana Falconers’ Association and a member in good standing of the North American Falconer’s Association (NAFA).

Ally currently shares her home with three personal dogs: Karma, an American Brittany, Vita, a heeler mix, and Cheddar, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. She is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.

Contact: ally.marshall@windriverkennels.com

MANAGERS

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Athena

Kennel Manager

Athena brings with her a background in education and ranch management, with an extreme eye for detail. Her efficiency and care for our client dogs’ health and safety have made her an invaluable part of the Canine Partner family!

TRAINERS

 

Elena Wickman

Professional Dog Trainer

Elena has been in the professional dog training world since 2017, with experience both working for professional facilities as well as operating in-home board & train and private lesson services. She has extensive experience in pet dog training, sport dog training, service dogs, and behavior modification. Elena is a graduate of the Jonathan Katz Dogma Academy and actively works and competes in Protection Dog Sports.
Elena shares her home with her doberman mix, Wally, a belgian malinois, Jarvis, and her new sport dog prospect, Salvo.
Stay tuned for more!
Contact: elena.wickman@windriverkennels.com

 

Kevin Alford

Professional Dog Trainer

Kevin is a graduate of K Pro K9’s dog training apprenticeship program. He brings to the table a balanced training background and experience working with beginning to advanced obedience training, bitework and behavior modification. He shares our love of dogs and the outdoors and is passionate about developing the ‘do anything, go anywhere’ dog that we love.
He shares his home with a beligan malinois, Alita and is an active member of our local Protection Sports Association club.
Contact: kevin.alford@windriverkennels.com

KENNEL STAFF

 

Libby

Kennel Lead

 

Hannah

Kennel Lead

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Ashley

Kennel Technician

Ashley joined the team in September of 2023. In addition to being an outstanding kennel technician, she is a certified welder and a competitive country and line dancer. She loves all animals, but horses and dogs are her world. 
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Kevin

Kennel Technician

Coming soon!
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Savannah

Kennel Technician

Savannah recently moved here from Arizona, but she’s a born and raised country girl from Washington state. She’s had every animal under the sun growing up, but her love for dogs outweighs them all! She has an English Cream Golden Retriever named Jessie who goes just about everywhere with her. She loves giving all the fur babies the comfort and love that they deserve—they’re in good hands here!
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Hailey

Kennel Technician

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Juliet

Kennel Technician

Juliet shares her home with a Tibetan Mastiff, Buddy, and in her spare time you might find her as a mountain mermaid! More Coming Soon
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Tam

Kennel Technician

Tam was sucked into the dog world in 2015, when she began adopting and fostering for a Midwest-based rescue. She stays busy living with her 9 year old Staffy mix Apollo, 8 year old Lab mix Sputnik, one year old Norwegian Buhund Grevling, a herd of indoor Angora rabbits and Vera the Maine Coon.

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Shae

Kennel Technician

Shae has had dogs in her home for as long as she can remember. She raised and helped her parents work with her childhood dog, Sigi, a dachshund. They cared for him into his old age. Two years ago they brought home Lilac, a basset hound, who she has worked with along with her  dad. Shae loves caring for animals and has experience working in kennels as well as in home care through the Rover company as a pet sitter and walker. She hopes to make your pets feel as comfortable as possible when they are away from home.