Elite K-911 Team

Our team members, from trainers to facilitators 

Chuck Stella

Owner

Founder of Elite K-911 Dog Training and is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals. With 20 years’ experience, Chuck continues his education in Dog Training and behavior by attending numerous seminars and classes focusing on dog behavior, training techniques and rehabilitations methods.

  • Certified Canine Good Citizen Instructor, by the American Kennel Club
  • Graduate of Ohio Federated Humane Society, a licensed Humane Investigator (retired)
  • Graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia
  • Graduate of Pet Tech First Aid
  • Graduate and attendee of Training Cesar’s Way, California

Brian

Lead Trainer

Brian is our Head Trainer at Elite K-911. His number one goal is helping clients fully understand the importance of leadership, structure, and proper communication, starting at the initial evaluation. Brian has three pack members of his own: Cassie, a Flat-Coated Retriever, Lulu, a Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix, and Aspin a Yellow Lab. In his free time he enjoys fishing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, sporting events, camping, and video games. His passion for training developed while working as a kennel assistant at Lorain County Dog Kennel for 2 years. Brian started with the team in 2016.


Andrea

Trainer

Andrea moved from West Virginia to Cleveland in May 2017. She has been dog training since 2018 and enjoys teaching puppies and specializes in basic obedience. Andrea and her husband love to eat at new restaurants, attend Cleveland sports events, hiking, and just hanging out in the backyard with their 4 dogs; Luna, Kylo, Rocket, and Solo.


Carli

Trainer - Focused Board and Train

Carli was born and raised in Lakewood Ohio. Her love for dog training stared three years ago when she brought her dog Davis home. Prior to getting into dog training she was a professional nanny for 10+ years. She grew up playing ice hockey and rollerblading often which she includes in her daily training. She is married with two kids. In her spare time she loves to bike with Davis, hike with her kids, and take trips to northern Michigan.


Elise

CPDT-KA Trainer

Elise is a certified dog trainer and CGC evaluator. She has been training for 12 years and studied with the Michael Ellis School for dog trainers. In her spare time she likes to paddleboard & hike. Elise also volunteers with a search and rescue team and her 2 Malinois are also certified in HRD trailing.


Devon

Office Manager

Devon is the office manager at Elite K-911 and has been with us since April 2018, bringing with her 10+ years of office experience. In her off-time she enjoys spending time with her husband Mike, and her 2 dogs, Taka a 11 year old Akita, and Cinnabon a 9 year old Pitbull.


Angelique

K9 & Client Services

Angelique enjoys the outdoors, camping, and spending time ith her family. Every other year she has a family vacation to the Outer Banks in a beach house. She wants to work and help train puppies to give them a good structured start. She is currently working with our grooming staff to become a dog groomer!


Lexi

K9 & Client Services

Lexi is part of our K9 & Client Services here at Elite K-911! Lexi came to us in April of 2021, bringing with her roughly 5 years of dog handling and customer service experience. Lexi does double duty while maintaining the office as well as taking care of our Board & Train dogs. Lexi has two doggos in her pack including her Beagle, Gunner, and her Jack Rusell Terrier, Bella. On her off time, she enjoys traveling and taking the dogs for walks in the park with her boyfriend, John.


Ciana

K9 & Client Services

Ciana joined Elite K-911 in July of 2022. She has 2 cats (Theo and Solis), 2 ferrets (Candy and Bully), and 1 boxer (Echo) who lives back home with her parents. She has always loved all animals big or small from a young age. Ciana's other hobbies include painting and making all types of art, exploring nature, and watching scary movies. She wants to further her education in dog training and is currently working along side our trainers!


Anna

Groomer

Originally a groomer for a larger company, Anna has opened her own grooming facility here at Elite K911. She has always loved to groom our four-legged friends and strives to learn and grow. She has already expanded her clientele and has even brought in dogs that were deemed "unable to groom" by other companies. Anna is AKC Safe and Fear Free certified along with the 10 hours a month of continuing education. Her focus is on dogs of all sizes and ages with behavioral issues related to grooming. The grooming team works together and invests in the well-being and health of every dog that comes into the salon.


Courtney

Groomer

Courtney joined the Elite team in July of 2022 after being convinced by Anna, our head groomer, to move back up North. Courtney has been a groomer for 10 years with some time spent as a Veterinarian Technician Assistant. Courtney love’s practicing Asian Fusion style haircuts, table training with puppies, and working with younger dogs. She will be pursuing several certifications now that she has found a second home at Elite.


Ally

Groomer / Bather (Internship)


Mike F

AKC / Bright & Beautiful Amabassador

Mike enjoys spending time with his family, grandchildren and dogs. At present he has three Great Pyrenees, Castle, Macee, and Rosie. His hobbies include woodworking, gardening, fishing and volunteering with pet therapy.

Mike has been involved in Elite K-911 since 2018, he has helped with classes and pack walks. He has many years of experience in Confirmation (show) ring and Obedience ring.

  • Certified Trainer and Evaluator: AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
  • Certified Trainer and Evaluator: AKC Fit Dog (Fit)
  • Certified Trainer and Evaluator: Bright & Beautiful: Therapy Dog

Mike W

IT - Web Design

Michael has 20 years of Restaurant and Sales Experience while furthering his career in IT. Currently the Webdesigner, IT, and Maintenance person expanding his abilities and furthering his education in animal therapy. He is also an avid drone flier and is the operator of the Elite Drone!