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Suzanne is CEO and co-owner 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 wanted to own a business, and along with Tracey Manne, has created the perfect dog resort 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.
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.
Elaine has a love for dogs' innocence and loyalty, and values the connection between humans and their 4-legged companions. Being a dog trainer for 30+ years with a B.A. in psychology and Minor in Art, Elaine completed her training under Auger's K-9 Kollege. Elaine has experience with group classes, agility, dock diving, rescue groups, CGC and Therapy dogs. Elaine is a sub school teacher, enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and spending time with her husband, 2 kids, and black lab, Chloe.
Lisa has always had a passion for working with dogs and comes to us with 20+ years of experience working in local shelters and with various rescue groups while striving to develop her skills. She is a CATCH certified dog trainer, a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and the Co-Founder of Real Dog Rescue, a 501c3 nonprofit dog rescue. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys time spent outdoors hiking, traveling and with her canine fur kids, Izzi and Henry.
Alex 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 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.
AJ has been a dog daycare supervisor here since June of 2021. She ran track in high school and now uses that energy to run and play with all of the dogs in the yard. Her mom has two Goldendoodles and her dad has two Lab mixes, so she’s always surrounded by dogs. She’s known to have a soft spot for doodles and lab mixes as a result.
Emily is a freshman in college and has been working at Tanner’s since August 2020. Although she doesn’t have a dog at home, she has always been a dog lover at heart and hopes to have her own dog in the future. For now, she loves working at Tanner’s and seeing the pups everyday.
Amanda is a senior at Montclair State University studying International Relations and Arabic. She grew up surrounded by animals and currently has 2 dogs and 5 cats and is raising a Seeing Eye puppy, Cub. She hopes to one day open her own animal sanctuary, but for now, Tanner’s is her favorite place to be.
Cam currently attends Bergen Community College online, and her love and passion for dogs brought her to work here at Tanner’s! When she isn’t with her work puppies, she spends her time training her own puppy, Indie! She is devoted to learning the ins and outs of dog behavior and training in hopes to open an in-home boarding business of her own in the future.
Gianna has grown up with dogs all her life and loves working with them. Previously her and her family have raised two Seeing Eye puppies as well as adopting their first rescue dog in 2016. Gianna plans on working with animals in the future, but at the moment she loves working at Tanner’s.
Joe is a sophomore at Ramapo College studying Global Communications. When he isn’t in the yard, he can be found hiking throughout Mahwah or studying in his dorm. He loves dogs with all his heart and looks forward to clocking in everyday.
Jenna is 25 years old and has her certification in veterinary assistance. She is adopted and currently lives in Maywood. She is very excited to be working at Tanner's and spending her time with the dogs!