Meet our Staff
Daniel Ottersen - General Manager
Daniel has been with Applebrook from the very beginning and has done everything from keeping our guests well fed, exercised and happy, to rebuilding concrete walkways and new kennel runs over the years. Cats are his favorite as he has 4 at home, but loves all of the dogs here like they were his own.
Dawn Kraemer - Assistant Kennel Manager / Groomer
Dawn is our current assistant kennel manager, and also our groomer with 9 years experience. She got her start by practicing on her terrier mix Dixie. Always ready to greet you with her upbeat personality and corny sayings like ‘Have a PAWsome day!’
Dana is our part time kennel staff, full time pack leader. When she’s not off running around with the dogs, she’s taking pictures of them. If you see (good) pictures on our facebook page, chances are it’s her hand behind them. When she’s not working she can be found going on Pack Walks with her dog Bubba.
Dave has been with Applebrook Inn since 2012, and definitely has built a rapport with our canine customers. When he’s not working, he enjoys volunteering his time at a local shelter. He has a dog named Ford who begrudgingly shares his house with an endless amount of foster kittens.
" My dog Molly is groomed there. Awesome service! We love Shannon! "- Reverend Annalie Korengel Lorgus
" We have used many kennels through the years, and Applebrook is definitely tops! "- Randy M.
" Whenever I pick up Charlie & Gunther, I can tell when speaking to the staff, that they really know my dogs, take great care of them, and have a true love for animals. "- Niall D.