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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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    Cail Morrison President
    Leader of the Pack

    Cail brings tremendous experience to Camp Bow Wow and provides the strategic leadership needed to help the brand grow and maintain its leadership in the Pet Care category. His priorities are to amplify the unit level revenue and profitability, drive, innovation through technology, and accelerate system growth. Prior to joining Camp Bow Wow in 2018, Cail spent 10 years with Anytime Fitness; most recently as the Vice President of Operations where he built teams across the company as they grew from 250 gyms to 4,000 gyms, in 30+ countries. While his background is in Operations, he also has experience leading teams in Support, Training, Learning & Development, Design & Construction, Analytics, and Technology Integration. Cail and his wife Lindsey have 3 kids, Charlie, Max, and Breck and are currently looking for the perfect pup to join their family.

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    Todd Haavind Vice President of Sales
    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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    Steve Ricard Vice President of Technology
    Tech Dog

    Steve has been with the company since the beginning, starting out as a Camp Counselor in 2001. His leadership immediately stood out and during his tenure with Camp Bow Wow he has held a variety of management positions including overseeing new business operations, both at the corporate level and at franchises across the country. Today he oversees the technology team, implements digital strategy, and integrates new ideas across all departments. He led the development of Camp Bow Wow’s point-of-sale system and quality assurance tools that are now shared by all franchises nationwide. Steve is proud of his history with Camp Bow Wow and is always working toward the best possible experience establish successful facilities. Camp Director Shannon Gonzales at our franchise in Parker, CO, is as much a dog-lover as everyone else in the company. She started out as a Camp Counselor in 2007 and now manages a staff of 20. In terms of different positions at the Camp, Shannon has held “pretty much all of them.” Shannon loves the challenges of managing a large staff and an even larger coterie of dogs. She’s very hands-on, jumping in to help with everything from marketing events to answering phones. And of course, she comes to know and love her canine clients. Get to Know the Pack We work hard, play hard and go to bed tired — just like our Campers. And our franchise owners. Learn more about our leadership team by reading below. Cail Morrison: President, aka Top DogLeader of the Pack Cail is a franchise veteran. Before joining the Camp Bow Wow pack, Morrison was the vice president of Anytime Fitness’ North American franchise operations. Over the course of 11 years, he elevated the company to be one of the most prominent fitness franchises. Together with his team, Morrison drove profitability for more than 2,600 Anytime Fitness North American franchise locations and opened an average of 200 new locations each year, according to officials. As the new top dog of Camp Bow Wow, Morrison hit the ground running. His first goal is to focus on increasing unit level revenue and profitability. He also plans to leverage new technologies not currently being utilized at Camp Bow Wow in order to accelerate system growth. Along with his many years of franchise expertise, Morrison comes with a fresh pair of eyes and a unique perspective. Steve Ricard: Vice President of Technology, aka Tech Dog Steve has been with the company since the beginning, starting out as a Camp Counselor in 2001. His leadership immediately stood out and during his tenure with Camp Bow Wow he has held a variety of management positions including overseeing new business operations, both at the corporate level and at franchises across the country. Today he oversees the technology team, implements digital strategy, and integrates new ideas across all departments. He led the development of Camp Bow Wow’s point-of-sale system and quality assurance tools that are now shared by all franchises nationwide. Steve is proud of his history with Camp Bow Wow and is always working toward the best possible experience for owners and their pets. He is the proud parent of his son, Noah, and the proud pet parent of a Great Dane and a Newfoundland.

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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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    Julie Turner Vice President of Marketing
    Chief Barketer

    Julie, who came to Camp Bow Wow in 2014, specializes in business development, marketing, and communications. She is in charge of refining 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. Previously, Julie managed digital products for DISH Network and was selected for a leadership development program at Whirlpool where she gained experience in R&D, manufacturing, product development, and marketing. 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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    Laurie Windler Vice President of Operations
    Top Ops Dog

    Laurie joined the Camp Bow Wow team in 2016, bringing with her over 30 years of entrepreneurial, franchise, and management experience. She leads the Operations team, which includes franchise support, training, and corporate locations. Before joining Camp Bow Wow, Laurie spent nine years with the Elements Massage franchise model. Laurie worked her way up the Elements system from Director of Franchise Support to Vice President of Operations, adding over 200 locations. Laurie and her husband, Carl, have two adult daughters and two grandchildren. Their family includes their Chihuahua, Gremlin, and grand-dogs Kenai (Husky-Malamute mix) and Makenna (MinPin).

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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.

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    Jay Mihulka Vice President of Real Estate
    Deal Dog

    Jay – who has held a successful career in the commercial real estate industry since 1987 – joined us in 2015. He is well-acquainted with the needs of a growing franchise system, having held positions with large corporations including Burger King, Papa John’s, and Save-A-Lot Grocery as well as smaller operations such as Bandana’s Bar-B-Q and Boston Market. Jay has done business across the country and has lived in Nebraska, Arizona, New Hampshire, Missouri, and now Colorado. Jay is married with three children and a German shorthaired pointer named Jager.