Rudy's Dog Park Board of Directors
Carla M Carlton, DVM received her degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University.
She began her career in Houston, Texas at a multi-doctor, 24 hour care hospital. In 1997, she relocated to Indianapolis where she continued work as an emergency veterinarian. In 1998, she began splitting her time between Lake City Animal Clinic and Indianapolis and purchased Lake City Animal Clinic from Dr. Hann in 2007.
Dr. Carlton shares her home with Tallulah, a rescued American Bull Dog, and three rescued cats Gecko, Cricket, and Hermione.
Dr. Carlton was nominated for the best veterinarian of the year for 2009 as part of the "Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet", sponsored by the Morris Animal Foundation, et al.
Clay Kreicker, President of TSA Communications in Warsaw, IN., is a dog lover who is passionate about the idea of a safe, friendly environment where people can take their dogs for fun, exercise and socialization. Working with Rudy's Dog Park is one way he can help provide such a place to the community in and around Warsaw.
Clay, a lifelong resident of Warsaw, continues to live in the area with his wife.
Mia Bingham, of DVP Fabrics, says, "I always loved taking my dog to the dog park when I lived in Indy and really missed that during our stay in Warsaw. I only wish we could have opened the park before I moved away again."
Julia Moore is a loan originator with First Federal Savings Bank. Living and working in Kosciusko County, Julia has a passion for her community. She is on the Board of Directors for the Kosciusko/Fulton County Builders Association, is an Affiliate Member of the Kosciusko County Board of Realtors, is a volunteer with Junior Achievement, works with the Kosciusko Cancer Care Group, Riley's Children's Hospital, the Bailey R Moore Scholarship Foundation as well as serving on the Rudy's Dog Park Board of Directors.
Tabitha Cooper, works at Paragon Medical in Pierceton. She is married and lives in Claypool along with her three fur babies, Cooper, Raygen and Sonos.
"I got involved with Rudy's Dog Park because I have a soft spot in my heart for dogs and with having 3 high strung Shelties of my own, I understand first hand that exercised dogs makes for better pets. I think it's important that all dogs get the opportunity to get out and "stretch their legs". Socialization with other dogs, as well as with people is equally important. I joined the Board so I could help RDP achieve their mission of providing dogs with a safe place to play."
Dave Wihebrink is a retired Bank President/CEO. He and his wife, Peggy, have four children, all of whom own dogs, and moved to Warsaw full time three years ago after being lake weekenders for thrity-five years.
"We have had dogs for over 45 years. Currently we have three shelter dogs. Dogs are great companions and extremely loyal. Dogs need space to run and play and being able to help provide that for those that don't have it is something I take pleasure in."
Lisa Mahan has been an animal lover all of her life. Currently, her "fur babies" include two rescued pit bull mixes and two cats from a litter delivered at her house several years ago by a stray. Her dream is to "win the lottery and buy a farm where I could take in all kinds of unwanted pets." Working with Rudy's is a great fit for Lisa because it combines her love for dogs with her administrative, planning and management skills. Lisa is the President of The Mahan 9 Group, a business she founded with her husband in 2010, which offers freelance writing services to individuals and businesses.