Meet the Team

    Kevin Lehman - Owner

    Kevin has always had an interest and passion for dogs. After graduating from Lehigh University in 1996 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he spent several years in engineering and IT before coordinating the founding of Perfect Pooch in 2003. He currently owns five dogs: Laden (Mixed breed rescue), Gavin (Miniature Australian Shepherd), Butters (Miniature Poodle), Tator (Miniature Australian Shepherd) and Kora (Miniature Australian Shepherd).

    Kelli Dodds - General Manager

    Kelli started working for Perfect Pooch in October 2018 but came to us with 21 years of management experience with 8+ years in Pet Specialty Retail. Kelli oversees all the daily operations of the business and has extensive knowledge in Canine Nutrition. Kelli is married with 2 children, 3 dogs: Storm (Chesapeake Bay Retriever), Lily (Bishon/Yorkie Mix), and Wicket ( micro teacup Yorkie), 2 ferrets: Thunder and Lightning and a leopard gecko: Leonardo. When not on the job, Kelli loves the outdoors and taking camping trips with her family.

    Bonnie Korytowski - Assistant General Manager

    Bonnie first came to Perfect Pooch as a client with her dog, Charlie. Her love for animals eventually led her to apply for a position at Perfect Pooch as a yard assistant. Proving herself to be a useful asset in the dog yards, Bonnie quickly rose to the task of helping with our administrative duties. She has continued to add to her area of responsibilities and is now a manager and handles all of our Customer service / HR needs. Bonnie has a degree from Temple University in Sociology and has become a valuable asset to our operations here at Perfect Pooch.

    Robert Koecher - Dog Care Attendant / Shift Manager

    Rob has been with Perfect Pooch for 4 years and manages all Yard and Kennel Operations. Having a love of science, Rob has extensive knowledge in canine illnesses & diseases and how to treat them. Rob has one dog: Link (Boston terrier). Outside of work, Rob writes for a local news website.

    Antoine Shippen - Employee Training Manager

    Antoine made his way to Perfect Pooch in October 2014, starting out as a yard attendant then made his way into managing the grooming salon. Having successfully turned the salon around, he handed the reins over to Samatha Peden, and became our Employee Training Manager. He handles training all the new hires and advanced training for the existing staff.

    Samantha Peden - Grooming Salon Manager

    Samantha started with Perfect Pooch 6 years ago as a kennel/yard attendant. Three months in, she started her grooming apprenticeship. Sam furthered her education and got her grooming certificate and has since become the Salon Manager. She has three tuxedo cats and one mane coon: Sawyer, Wednesday, Mildred and Mischief.

    Sarah Ross - Yard Manager & Foster Coordinator

    Sarah has always been a natural with dogs and grew up with Basset and Blood Hounds. As a child, Sarah and her family trained her Bassets in basic obedience and scent tracking. When Sarah came to Perfect Pooch, we immediately noticed her strong work ethic and natural ability controlling a pack of dogs. She has been instrumental in the company’s progress since 2008, while also coordinating our foster program that has assisted in placing hundreds of dogs in forever homes. She currently lives with her wife Lisa, their seven dogs, and 4 cats- you will often see some of their dogs around the building.

    Michelle Mackinnon - Dog Trainer

    Michelle came to Perfect Pooch in 2019, but she comes with 12 years experience with training dogs. She provides Obedience, Agility, & Scent Training at the facility. When not on the job, Michelle does service dog work with Veterans, trains dogs for Search and Rescues, and participates in rescues when needed. Michelle lives with her Fiance and has two dogs: Harlee (German Shepherd) and Navarre (Shiloh Shepherd).

    Craig Edlinski - Dog Care Attendant & Kennel/ Yard Maintenance Coordinator

    Craig graduated from Pottstown High School and immediately followed his passion into the dog care field. Having worked around large play groups in other facilities it was a simple transition having him join our yard supervising team in 2014. Craig has already been a huge asset and is dedicated to growing his knowledge and skills set, which has included attending seminars on First Aid and Canine CPR. Craig lives with his wife, stepson and four dogs: Ariel (Jug), Nana (Beagle/Shar-pei mix), Jim (Chihuahua), and Toby (Shar-pei).

    Melissa Voorhees - Reception Manager

    Coming from being a vet assistant, 2019 was the start of a new career for Melissa. In her short time here, she has become well rounded and helps out in our small dog yard during group play, helps out at reception and assists with baths as needed. Melissa lives with her family and dog: Lola.

    Stephanie Giovannini - Groomer

    Stephanie joined Perfect Pooch in 2017, but has been grooming for 39 years. She has extensive knowledge in all breed specific cuts. Stephanie lives with her family, 2 dogs: Kaiser & Ava (Rottweilers) and 3 cats: Tommy, Missy, and Ringo

    Katie O’Conner - Groomer

    Katie has been grooming for 12 years and came to Perfect Pooch in 2016. She has her AKC salon safety certification. Katie lives with her two friends and two dogs: Hazard & Agave (Pitbulls).