Suzanne is CEO of Freedmanne LLC, which owns Tanner's Canine Resort in Waldwick, NJ. She manages all aspects of running the business, including sales, marketing, finance, HR, IT & customer relations. She's always dreamed of owning a business, and along with Tracey Manne, has created a perfect dog care facility in Bergen County. She is on the board of directors at the Mahwah Museum & enjoys spending time with friends & family. She lives in Mahwah with her 2 sons and Carmella, her rescue pup.
Tracey is co-owner and President of Freedmanne, LLAfter losing her beloved golden retriever Tanner to cancer in 2012, Tracey Manne started boarding dogs in her home handling up to 10 dogs at a time. Caring for many different dogs made her realize her passion was dog obedience training. Tracey studied dog training at Animal Behavior College, earning her certification in July 2016, and has been training dogs and their owners since. Tracey believes dog training should be fun for both dog and human.
Christine has always felt a deep connection to animals & it is this connection that inspired her to make animals her life's work. She is a certified dog trainer who cherishes opening the lines of communication between pet parents and their dogs. Prior to Tanner's, she worked for a veterinarian and ran a successful dog walking/sitting business. When she is not training dogs, she enjoys spending time with her own fur baby, Bobby, and volunteering at The Unbridled Heros, a local mustang rescue.
Linda graduated from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy in 2016 and became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed in 2018. She has been a volunteer at Bergen County Animal Shelter for over 15 years and loves helping the dogs there find their forever homes and become wonderful family members. Linda and her husband Rich love their two rescue dogs Abby and Koda.
Alex Skelley has been a dog daycare supervisor here at Tanners Canine Resort since August 2020. There are two things that Alex loves in this world -- dogs and playing with them! He doesn't have a dog at home, but what makes working here so special is that each dog is like his own. He gets to love and play with each and every dog while being able to send them home at the end of the day --sort of like a doggie Grandparent!
Yvonne Nelson has been passionate about dog care for over 10 years. Prior to working at Tanners she was a kennel assistant at Bark Ave in Cresskill for 5 1/2 years. She also has a dog walking business and has been boarding dogs in her home for many years. She currently lives in Dumont with her daughter Angelina. People who know her gave her the nickname “dog whisperer “because she is amazing with dogs.
Chloe Balcom is 19 years old and a biology major at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She fell in love with dogs when she raised her Labrador-Beagle mix, Pocahontas. She loves animals and is grateful to be able watch each and every one of the dogs at Tanners grow, learn, and of course play all day.
Katelyn Sernack lives in Park Ridge but grew up in Waldwick. She works part time at Tanners as well as having her own dog walking business. She's had dogs her entire life and loves them more than most people (LOL). Her dogs at home are like her children and she treats all pups at Tanners like her own as well.
Emily Morra is a senior at Mahwah High School. She plays softball for the school and also runs winter track. Although she doesn't currently own a dog, she absolutely loves working at Tanner's and spending the day with all the pups. Emily definitely plans on getting a dog of her own in the future!
Brian is a senior at NJIT in Newark, NJ and works part-time at Tanner's Canine Resort. Brian has an identical twin brother named James. In fact we are not sure if this photo is Brian or James. When Brian gets around to it, he will send us some more details to put here. In the meantime we can just look at his pretty face. Or is it James's face....?
Ava Damiani is a senior at Northern Highlands High School and joined Tanner’s for an internship program. Ava has worked in her family’s business Steve’s Sizzling Steaks in Carlstadt as a hostess and is now getting experience at Tanner’s as a dog daycare supervisor. Ava spends her free time with her friends, family, and of course her dog Leo.