Dubs Student Handlers
Hi, I'm Brad and I am double majoring in Sociology and Political Science with an Option in International Security and minoring in Law, Society and Justice (LSJ) here at the University of Washington. And I hope to attend law school upon the completion of my undergraduate career. My hometown is Yakima, Washington and I Graduated from West Valley High School in 2009. My previous experience with canines, other than those being a part of my family, includes assisting police canine (both narcotics detection and tracking/patrol K9s) handlers during trainings and also in the field, through my participation with the Yakima Police Explorer program. This is my third year with the Husky Mascot program and my fourth year as a student, and I am very proud to have the privilege to be spending it accompanying our university's mascot, Dubs!
Casey Jo Canavan
I am currently a freshman, entering my sophomore studying both business and biology classes. Before becoming a University of Washington student I lived in Lake Chelan where I raised dogs and horses. I am also a first-generation college student, and I am loving my experience thus far at the University of Washington. I plan on majoring in either Biology or Business with a minor in Spanish, then attending grad school. I have worked with and trained dogs for most of my life, and having the opportunity to work with Dubs here at the University is an amazing experience. I am very excited for this up and coming year working with Dubs and being apart of the mascot program!
Hi my name is Kevin Marck and I am a senior studying Construction Management. I have lived in the Seattle area my whole life and have always been a Husky at heart. My family has been involved with raising guide dogs since I was 10 years old; we just recently completed training of our sixth dog. Working with Dubs has been an awesome experience, he is a dawg unlike any other. Having the opportunity to be on the field with Dubs has been a highlight of my UW career and I can't wait to get back out there this year!
Hi! My name is Anne-Lise Nilsen and I am originally from Seattle. I am a Junior majoring in Psychology emphasizing in Animal Behavior. I plan to attend graduate school for Animal Behavior to then become a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and work with companion animals. I joined dog 4-H when I was 7 years old with my Bichon Frise B.J. and we competed for 11 years at the county and state level. We competed in Obedience, Rally, Knowledge competitions and our favorites, Showmanship and Agility. For the past two years I have been a trainer/leader for my 4-H club. I also competed in AKC shows in Junior Showmanship with my other Bichon Charlie, as well as, showing and titling multiple breeds in the confirmation ring for 9 years. I come from a "house divided" where football is a big deal, but I knew I wanted to be a Husky from the start! I am so excited to be able to represent and cheer on UW by being one of Dubs handlers! GO DAWGS!!!
My name is Sylvia Stellmacher and I am a member of the UW class of 2014 studying Biology and French. After graduation, I hope to attend medical school and later work for an international health organization. I am originally from Bainbridge Island, Washington where I grew up showing and raising rabbits for thirteen years in 4-H. I also had experience working with horses, llamas, chickens and dogs. In high school, I captained my track team which is why I love to run across the field at football games with Dubs, even though I can barely keep up! I am excited to be working with Dubs this year so we can cheer on the Huskies together! Go Dawgs!
I am entering my sophomore year at UW and cannot be more excited! I am currently a psychology major and hoping to specialize in equine facilitated therapy. Believe it or not, I've never actually owned a dog! My family's love of traveling made it too difficult to care for a dog, but I do have two very spoiled, very fat cats. I absolutely love animals-I'm one of those girls that want to pet every dog I see walking by on the street. I have also been riding, training and teaching others how to ride horses for about 6 years. Recently I have been working at a therapeutic riding center teaching people with disabilities how to ride. I see Dubs (while of course different in his doggy ways) as just a very furry pony! I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with Dubs and represent UW! Stop by and say hey if you see Dubs and I around campus!Adam Davis
Hey there! My name is Adam. I'm a class of 2014 undergraduate, majoring in Neurobiology. I plan to go to veterinary school after I graduate a proud Husky. I started volunteering at a veterinary hospital when I was 9, and can't seem to shake my passion for medicine. It has allowed me to work with many different species ranging from house pets to wolves to eagles to snakes to alpacas! Along with veterinary medicine, I have also been involved with training animals. Besides training my stubborn family dog, I have experience starting cattle horses and training monkeys. Despite working with a variety of animals, dogs will forever remain my favorite species. Becoming a Dubs handler has allowed me to combine my two adored passions in life: dogs and UW! My favorite part about Dubs is when he enters a crowded room and starts making his famous "WOO WOO" sound. He sure does know how to make an entrance! WOOF!