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Meet the Camp Bow Wow Team

Learn More About Our Culture & Our Leaders

We knew from the outset we wanted to foster a different kind of culture, something as quirky and fun as our brand. That’s why we are informal. (Blue pinstripe tends to show dog hair.) At Camp Bow Wow, we believe that we exist to support franchise owners, franchise owners exist to support dog owners, and that dogs exist to make life awesome! Dogs move freely throughout our “Houndquarters” in Westminster, Colorado, with pet gates for each office door so our fur friends can join us for the workday. We appreciate laughter and probably go overboard with the dog puns. We’re lighthearted — except when it comes to our devotion to franchise owners’ return on investment.
When it comes to generating ROI, we’re dogged.

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    Julie Turner President
    Leader of the Pack

    Julie, who started with Camp Bow Wow in 2014, provides the strategic leadership needed to help the brand grow and maintain its leadership in the Pet Care category. Julie’s priorities are to amplify unit level revenue and profitability with her focus on new technologies and implementing operational efficiencies. Through her longstanding relationships with the franchise owners, Julie fosters a collaborative culture that leverages their insights to fuel innovation for the brand. Previous to her role as President, Julie served as Vice President of Marketing and provided strategic leadership for all brand marketing, communications and program development. Before Camp Bow Wow, Julie held various roles with Dish Network and Whirlpool, where she gained experience in many functions including business strategy, operations, product development and technology. She and her husband, Nathan, are not even remotely ashamed of how much they spoil their fur-baby Izzy, a golden-doodle.

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    Todd Haavind Vice President of Development
    Cash Hound

    Todd has been in franchise sales and development since 2002 and previously held leadership positions with Title Boxing Club, Dickeys Barbecue, Beeline Bikes, Mrs. Fields, TCBY and Quiznos. Todd brings a diversified industry background including quick service restaurants, retail services and fitness concepts. Todd lives in Denver, CO and enjoys the Colorado outdoors through skiing, hiking, fly fishing, and biking. He also has a very energetic 3 year old Black Lab/ Great Dane mix named Ella.

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    Todd Houghton Vice President of Operations
    Top Ops Dog

    Todd joined Camp Bow Wow in 2020 and brings over 20 years of franchising experience to the brand. Todd’s primary focus is on overall operational support to the franchise network. Todd has held previous roles with BrightStar Group Holdings, Sodexo and Goddard Systems. His experience in enhancing operational efficiencies, implementing processes to improve the franchise owner experience, improving revenue and profitability, and developing new systems will further Camp Bow Wow’s position as the leader in the pet care category. Todd is a recent transplant to the Denver area and enjoys everything the outdoors has to offer, including many hikes with his three rescue fur kids: Milo, an 11-year-old Shepherd mix, Scout, an 8-year-old Jack Russel mix and the newest addition, Bella, a 1.5-year-old Vizsla.

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    Kim Morris General Counsel
    Legal Beagle

    As the primary legal advisor for Camp Bow Wow, Kim is in charge of the day-to-day legal affairs and operations for the brand. Kim advises our executive leadership team on company strategies, franchise matters, intellectual property, strategic partnerships, real estate, complex business transactions, and contracts. Kim originally joined Camp Bow Wow as an intern while attending law school at the University of Colorado and is now our primary legal advisor. She and her husband are the proud parents of their daughter, Harper, and Willow, a border collie-black lab mix.

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    Christy Barnes Marketing Director
    Chief Barketer

    Since joining Camp Bow Wow in 2013, Christy has held a variety of positions on the marketing team and currently leads the marketing department. She is in charge of maintaining the overall brand image, spearheading numerous projects designed to improve national awareness, and developing and supporting all marketing communications and campaigns across the franchise system to drive unit-level growth. Christy is passionate about pups and marketing, but she also enjoys traveling, snowboarding and hiking in the beautiful state of Colorado.

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    Damien D’Emic Vice President of R&D & Analytics
    Data Dog

    Since joining Camp Bow Wow in 2012, Damien has held several positions and is currently in charge of Analytics and R&D, which makes sure Camp Bow Wow stays on the cutting edge of the industry. In the past, he led the Operations Team. Prior to becoming the VP of Operations, Damien was Director of Business Analytics, where he developed tools to help franchise owners grow their businesses and worked with locations individually to develop specific revenue growth strategies. Initially, Damien held the position of Sled Dog (Business Development Director) for the Northeast Region. Damien spent 11 years with Dunkin Donuts in Operations and Franchise Services. Damien and his wife, Deb, have a daughter, Amalia, and two Heinz 57 fur kids named Brooklyn (who could be one of the only Tibetan Terrier/Rottweilers in existence) and Sadie (a former Tijuana street dog).

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    Laura Clyncke Vice President of Finance
    Profit Pooch

    As the VP of Finance, Laura is responsible for the daily financial operations as well as the financial strategy of Camp Bow Wow. Laura joined us in late 2016, bringing with her over 25 years of experience as a successful consultant focusing on the areas of Process Improvements, Mergers and Acquisitions, Management Consulting, and System Conversions. During her consulting tenure, she held various leadership positions and was regarded as a trusted advisor to owners and executives. Her experience spans across many industries including hi-tech, manufacturing, service, and retail. Laura and her husband, Todd, have two sons, two daughters, three grandkids, and a red-blue heeler mix grand-dog named Corona.