About usManager: Brenda Olson
Brenda manages the daily operations at Canal Bark. She has two dogs, Gwen, a Jack Russell Terrier and Luna, a Norwegian Elkhound. She has shown her dogs to AKC titles in obedience and conformation. Brenda has over 25 years experience in working with animals, including management and training positions at equestrian facilities and kennel facilities. Brenda knows that your pets are part of your family and makes sure they are as comfortable as possible during their stay at Canal Bark.Co-Owner: Andrea Schokker
Andrea co-owns Canal Bark with her husband, Steve Graham. They have a son named Aidan and one Norwegian Elkhound named Siri. Andrea oversees business strategy and planning. She has over 30 years of experience with training horses and dogs. Her dog related experience includes training, showing, judging, breeding, and kennel design and management. Andrea is a past President of the Norwegian Elkhound Association of America. She has owned and shown Norwegian Elkhounds, Pharaoh Hounds, and Schipperkes. She has shown her dogs to AKC titles in agility and conformation. She owned/bred the #1 Norwegian Elkhound (All-Breed) in 2008, Best in Show, Specialty Best in Show, and National Futurity winners. She developed the business plan for Canal Bark based on the need for an upscale, conveniently located, one-stop pet facility in Duluth.Co-Owner: Steve Graham
Steve was the proud owner of several Cocker Spaniels and many cats as a child. Since marrying Andrea in 1999 he has been immersed in many pet related adventures. Steve manages the website and all information technology services for Canal Bark.