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.
Todd Haavind Vice President of Development
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.
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.
Steve Ricard Vice President of Technology
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.
Kim Morris General Counsel
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.
Christy Barnes Marketing Director
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.
Damien D’Emic Vice President of R&D & Analytics
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).
Laura Clyncke Vice President of Finance
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.