BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Baileys Harbor, WI
The concept of the Scottie Rally began in the winter of 2000 shortly after our first Scottie, Shayna was diagnosed with transitional cell carcinoma (commonly known as bladder cancer). What began as an idea to gather a few families on our property to celebrate our relationships with the Scottish Terrier quickly grew into the formation of a non-profit organization for the purpose of fellowship, education and fundraising for Scottie health research and rescue and an annual gathering attracting attendees from across the globe.
We have been blessed to have been owned by eight Scotties and currently share our home with Sparky, Katie and Violet. We understand the pain in losing one of your clan and also are confident in our hearts’ ability to open and love another, yet never forgetting any of our furkids. Since Michele and Tom believe in supporting the specialty organization that is committed to the maintenance and ethical breeding practices they are members of the Scottish Terrier Club of America (STCA) and the Scottish Terrier Club of Chicago (STCC). Their decision to join STCA nearly two decades ago has resulted in the recognition of and respect for the work that is done by DCSR. It’s clear that since 2001 the Door County Scottie Rally has grown into a year-round labor of love and a legacy to every single Scot that has enriched all of our lives.
Michele and Tom are grateful for the support of past and present Board members and all volunteers who make DCSR a success year after year.
Baileys Harbor, WI
Elle was introduced to Scotties as a child where her grandmother’s neighbor owned 3 of them. She loved playing and taking them for walks around the yard. Many years later she and Michele Geiger-Bronsky became nursing colleagues and developed a friendship that spans nearly four decades! It included her becoming an Auntie to Michele’s first Scottie, Shayna; Katie’s puppies; and the current Geiger-Bronsky Scottie Clan.
Elle has shared her home with many different dog breeds over the years and is currently Mom to a little Yorkshire Terrier (Scottie cousin).
She naturally was recruited as a Door County Scottie Rally volunteer, and is the baker of the famous DCSR Scottish Terrier Shortbread using a recipe that’s been handed down through generations of Celtic women. She stepped into the role of Vice President in 2022 and has became intricately involved in Rally activities, sharing the workload with fellow Board members.
Kari Endvick might seem a little Scottie obsessed if you saw her traveling to Scottie Rally headquarters. Perhaps it’s the fact that the Scottie census is currently hovering at six! Kari got her first Scottie at age ten after working all summer to raise enough cash. Following a long ride to Iowa with her parents, she purchased Ruffy with her hard- earned cash, and admits that he likely came from a puppy mill.
At the age of twenty-two she acquired Hercules, a retired champion from breeder friends (Scott & Susan Jacobson) in Minnesota. What followed was her decision to try showing dogs and it didn’t take her long to acquire a champion on her first male, Blade. Soon after she purchased Delilah who became her “foundation bitch.” She states “I loved that dog. She was my heart dog and my breeding line all comes from her.” Her continued showing and planned breeding has resulted in her being one of very few Scottish Terrier breeders in Wisconsin. She has several champions in her line of Talisman Scottish Terriers, and her explanation for her Scottie census is simply, “They are very easily collected.”
After Michele Geiger-Bronsky purchased a wheaten Scottie from Kari in 2017, a friendship developed, and Kari has been instrumental in mentoring Michele in breeding Scottish Terriers. Kari admits, “I love my dogs and could never have another breed. I hope to continue to raise and show Scotties and to help with the Door County Scottie Rally in any way that I can.” Kari is the owner of Four Paws Grooming and Boarding in Stanley, WI.
Laurie has lived with Scottish Terriers since 1978 when she fell instantly in love with a pet-shop Scottie, whom she named Hanna and brought home, despite living in an apartment that didn’t allow dogs. Since then, nine other Scotties, all rescues or rehomed, have lived with Laurie and her husband, Jim. They currently share their home with two Scotties, Nessa and Sammie.
Laurie has been a member of both regional and national Scottish Terrier Clubs, serving on the Board of the Scottish Terrier Club of Chicago and as the editor of their newsletter. She was an editor by profession, but spent her free time on dog stuff: as a mentor on a canine epilepsy list, taking classes with her Scotties in obedience and nose work, learning to groom her Scotties, and attending numerous canine health and behavioral seminars, including a wolf intensive at Wolf Park in Indiana. She and Jim have adopted many special-needs Scotties and are devoted supporters of Scottie rescue—fostering, transporting, and donating freely, including from their Scottie collectibles.
Laurie and Jim received the Door County Scottie Rally Braveheart Award in 2021 for their long term self-less contributions to assisting numerous physically challenged Scots live their days with joy and love until they crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Richmond City, WI
Phil and John Poole were visiting Door County 2004 with their sweet Scottie, Scout, when someone asked if they were there for the Door County Scottie Rally. They had never heard of the Rally and fortunately decided to a chance attending! They have been coming every year since!
The Pooles love Scotties and are so amazed by their personalities, intelligence, and loving nature. Their contributions to DCSR, along with their volunteer activities have been invaluable; including assisting with pre-Rally set up and the LIVE Auction. As a family, they are committed to the Rally mission. Although Scout has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, they are both basking in the nuances of having Skye, an energetic, happy young lass that fill their hearts and home!
During Nan’s life, she has enjoyed the company of several kinds of dogs, but knew nothing about Scotties until her youngest daughter persuaded her to add a Scottie to their family. Tiny Queen Jane arrived and ruled their lives and hearts until she flew to the Rainbow Bridge in April 2018 at 15.75 years old. She inspired them to add two rescue boys to the family: George (RB 2019) and Joey (RB 2021). They are currently staff to two four year old Scotties, Livi and Donovan.
Nan has been an active volunteer and advocate for Scottish Terriers for many years, serving as Secretary on the board of a Maryland based rescue group and now as Treasurer and Auction Coordinator for DCSR. She has participated in many performance dog sports, including agility, rally obedience, barn hunt and nosework. Nan enjoys spreading the word that Scotties can do anything they decide they want to. With her husband, Dan, they have two adult daughters, both Scottie devotees. Following retirement, Nan and her husband, Dan relocated from Maryland to Green Bay, WI in 2017. The ink was barely dry on the house contract before recruitment of Nan to volunteer for DCSR was begun! She co-initiated our Facebook auctions, now overseeing all auction activities and is the perfect person to serve as our Treasurer! Nan is honored to be an integral part of the work we complete.
EMERITUS BOARD MEMBER
Sue holds the distinction of being a 2001 Charter Door County Scottie Rally attendee and a Charter Board Member in 2004, as DCSR began the work of becoming a non-profit organization. Since then, Sue has been instrumental in a number of Rally activities, including the curating and selling of treasure-filled Surprise Boxes, leading the creation and placement of the garden stones in the Scottie Totem Pole Garden and so much more!
Sue is well known for rapidly hopping out of her vehicle when she sees a Scottie to tell their owner about DCSR. It is no surprise that Sue was the first recipient of the Spirit of Shayna Award and is a consummate advocate for the Door County Scottie Rally.
Sue and her spouse Tom have been generous with their resources, time and talents. They have donated innumerable Scottie vintage and collectible items for our auctions as well as other items to enhance the Rally experience for attendees and parade spectators. One example of this is the large custom Scottie Sign that is the last thing Parade viewers see on the back of the DCSR haywagon in the DCSR Parade of Scots and the 4th of July Baileys Harbor Parade. And thanks to the Fronsees the Rainbow Bridge Memorial Garden features a “Paw” garden stone for each of the nine original Scottish Terriers that attended the first Rally in 2001.
Sue is one of a handful of Charter Scottie Rally attendees who have never missed a single Rally. In 2005 she was awarded the honor of being an Emeritus Board Member and is often consulted for her dedicated perspective.
DCSR stands to Foster Fellowship among people who are passionate about Scottish Terriers; Educate the public and owners regarding issues which impact the health and welfare of Scottish Terriers; and Provide Financial Support to Scottish Terrier health related research and STCA Scottish Terrier Rescue.
PO Box 337
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