Elite K-911 Team

Our team members, from trainers to facilitators 

Chuck Stella


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


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 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.


CPDT-KA Trainer, NACSW Nosework judge.

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.


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!


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.



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 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.


Groomer / Bather (Internship)

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!