Committees

About ASCA

Committee members are appointed by the board of directors to enhance the programs of ASCA.

The Board will appoint volunteers with Full ASCA memberships to Program Committees for a period of two years at the Spring Board of Directors’ meeting.  For the Stockdog Committee,   Judges will renew in odd-numbered years and contestants will renew in even-numbered years.

Committees shall normally be made up of no more than fifteen (15) ASCA members including the Chairperson. Ideally, the Committee shall have at least one Member and no more than two Members from each ASCA regions.

The Stockdog Committee will consist of seven active ASCA trial contestants and five ASCA approved Stockdog Judges. One contestant shall be appointed from each of the seven geographic regions. Judges shall be appointed on an at large basis. Contestants may only fill the Contestant positions and Stockdog Judges may only fill the Judge positions.

Are you interested in being a part of an ASCA Program Committee?
Is there an ASCA Program that you feel passionate about?

ASCA needs dedicated people that want to be a part of the future of  ASCA. To be a committee member send an Application To Join An ASCA Committee to the executive secretary any time throughout the year. ASCA membership is required. In addition, you should be a judge or competing in or have competed in the Program Committee you are applying for.

If you have a question for a Committee Chair for a particular program, please click on the chair’s name for that specific program. You can find their names listed under the Liaison Person for each specific program. Click on their name and send them an email with your question.

The ASCA regions are:

REGION 1: WA, OR, ID, MT, AK
REGION 2: CA, NV, AZ, UT, HI
REGION 3: CO, WY, NE, KS, ND, NU, SD, MB, SK, AB, BC, YT, NT
REGION 4: MI, IA, IL, OH, WI, MN, IN, MO, KY
REGION 5: AR, LA, MS, AL, TN, NC, SC, GA, FL, TX, NM, OK
REGION 6: ME, NH, VT, NY, RI, MA, CT, PA, NJ, WV, VA, MD, DE, DC, ON,
QC, NS, NB, PE, NF
REGION 7: Europe

Agility Committee
Liaison: Susan Byrne – susanbyrne.asca@gmail.com
Chair: Jan Niblock* (2024) – aussieoh@yahoo.com
Region 1: Chet Katwyk* (2023), Sandra Katzen (2023)
Region 2: Sherry Butler* (2023), Diana Curl (2023), Nicole Watts (2023)
Region 3: Claudia Yearsley (2023)
Region 4:
Region 5: Andrea Hoffmann* (2024)
Region 6: Michael Kurdzo (2024), Heather Tyler (2023), Donalee McElrath (2023)
Region 7: Natascha Wagenaar-Herbergs (2024)
Agility Course Reviewers: Judy Boone, Sandra Katzen, Pamela Bryant-Meeks, Richard Pittman, Sherry Butler
Apprentice Agility Course Reviewers: Sue Graham

Aussie Times Committee:
Jean Roberts – jeanroberts.asca@gmail.com
Gina Larson – ginalarson.asca@gmail.com
Jan Wesen – jan@janwesen.com

Conformation Committee
Liaison: Susan Byrne – susanbyrne.asca@gmail.com
Chair: Brandy Greenhagen* (2024) – brandygreenhagen@comcast.net
Region 1:
Region 2: Michael McGuire (2024), Shawna Sakal (2024)
Region 3: Jeff Ngo (2024), Shelby Shank (2024), Elizabeth Stibley (2024)
Region 4: Ann DeChant* (2024)
Region 5: Gail Karamalegos* (2023), David Clayton (2023), Star Mathis (2024)
Region 6: Leah Swatko (2024)
Region 7:  Myrjam Langen* (2023), Elke Philippy (2024), Mary Hellmeister

Dock Jumping Committee
Liaison: Jan Wesen – jan@janwesen.com
Chair: Heidi Mobley (2023) – whaussies@gmail.com
Region 1: Melinda Jenkins (2024)
Region 2: Alexi Staples (2023), Warene Waters (2023)
Region 3: Kristina Churchill (2024)
Region 4: Jen Bunker (2023)
Region 5:  Pam Smith (2023), Jennifer Bertrand (2023), Lesli Hill (2024), Taylor Justice (2024)
Region 6: Sandra Czarny (2024), Renee St. Jacques (2023)
Region 7:

Hall of Fame Committee
Liaison: Denise Creelman – denisecreelman10@gmail.com
Chair: Kristina Churchill (2024) – Ishok9@gmail.com
Region 1:
Region 2: Lynda Peppel (2024)
Region 3:
Region 4: Melissa Borde (2023), Ann DeChant (2023)
Region 5: Dorothy Montano (2024), Laura Gibson (2023), Rachel Vest (2023), Lori Fausett (2023)
Region 6:
Region 7:

History Committee
Liaison:
Chair: Cindy King (2023) – cking1299@hotmail.com
Region 1:
Region 2: Jean Roberts (2024)
Region 3:
Region 4: Robbi Norman (2023), Ann DeChant (2024)
Region 5:
Region 6:
Region 7: Dorien Vogelaar (2023)

Junior Committee
Liaison: Ann McCabe – starryskyaussies@gmail.com
Chair: Shelby Shank* (2023) – skyryderhofx21@gmail.com
Region 1: Bryn Elliott* (2023), Nicole Fischer (2024)
Region 2: Bailey Crader (2024), Andrea Bair*, Alexi Staples (2024), Avery Pruitt (2024), Megan Sims Kennedy (2024)
Region 3:
Region 4: Shelby McDaniel (2024)
Region 5: Mallori Bryan (2024), Bayley Williams (2023)
Region 6: Deb St. Jacques* (2023)
Region 7:

Legislative Committee
Liaison: Jean Roberts – jeanroberts.asca@gmail.com
Chair: Susan Beals (2023) – bealsie2@gmail.com
Region 1:
Region 2:
Region 3: Darcy Gardiner (2023)
Region 4:
Region 5: Jay Kiper (2023)
Region 6:
Region 7:

Most Versatile Aussie Committee
Liaison: Jan Wesen – jan@janwesen.com
Chair: Renee Watson (2023) – renwatson@comcast.net
Region 1:
Region 2:
Region 3: Nita Gandara (2024)
Region 4: Sandra Hawkins (2023)
Region 5: Andrea Hoffmann (2024), Lori Fausett (2024)
Region 6:
Region 7:

Nationals Advisory Committee
Liaison: Rick Gann –  rgann.asca@gmail.com
Chair: Laura Gibson – chaseaussies@aol.com
Members: Denise Creelman, Renee Watson, Terri Morgan, Rachel Vest

Obedience Committee
Liaison: Jean Roberts – jeanroberts.asca@gmail.com
Chair: Betsy Coleman (2024) – betsycoleman123@outlook.com
Region 1: Hilary Hines (2023), Karen Gray (2024), Laurie Rubin* (2023)
Region 2:
Region 3: Marilyn Cherry (2024), Nita Gandara (2023)
Region 4: Joyce Charron (2023), Beth MacLehose (2023)
Region 5: Sandy Walroth* (2024), Pat Pierce* (2024)
Region 6:
Region 7:

Rally Committee
Liaison: Rick Gann rgann.asca@gmail.com
Chair: Karen Black* (2024) – karenblackrally@gmail.com
Region 1: Noel Ritter (2024)
Region 2: Sue Graham (2023), Diana Curl (2023)
Region 3: Joan Skinner* (2024), Etta Wertz (2023)
Region 4:  Cynthia Hokes (2023)
Region 5: Corinne Shanks* (2023)
Region 6: Leah Swatko* (2023), Kathryn Meyer (2023)
Region 7: Guenter Geisel* (2023)
Rally Course Reviewers: Joan Skinner, Lori Anglemyer, Kathryn Meyer, Corinne Shanks, Karen Black

Scent Search Committee
Liaison: Denise Creelman – denisecreelman10@gmail.com
Chair:
Region 1: Kiddy Christie (2024), Sandra Tung (2024), Noel Ritter (2023), Liz Bernstein (2024)
Region 2:  Leslie Fassio (2024), Bev Peabody (2024)
Region 3: Claudia Yearsley (2024)
Region 4: Sandy Thompson (2024),  Jacquelyn Kobierecki (2024)
Region 5: Deborah Divich (2024), Becky Barnes (2023), Pam Miller (2023)
Region 6: Kathryn Meyer (2024), Marilyn Conner (2024)
Region 7: Mattias Svensson (2024)

Stockdog Committee
Liaison: Rick Gann rgann.asca@gmail.com
Chair: Chair: Jacqueline Tinker (2024) – workingdogsupply@gmail.com
Region 1: Nate Bake (2024) – nate3bake@gmail.com
Region 2: Melinda Gardner (2024) – aussieherdingmommelinda@gmail.com
Region 3: Cathy Lowe (2024) – kansaausse@yahoo.com
Region 4:
Region 5:
Region 6: Regina Bures (2024) – bellewoodsheep@gmail.com
Region 7: Matteo Campedelli (2024) – matteo.campedelli@gmail.com
At-Large Judges:
Jamie Burns (2023) – cutnlooseaussies@gmail.com
Andrea Hoffmann* (2023) – andrea@istariaussies.com
Devona Pierce (2023) as a judge at-large – dmcowgirlup@gmail.com
Tanya Wheeler (2023) – tuckercr@tbaytel.net

Tracking Committee
Liaison: Jan Wesen – jan@janwesen.com
Chair: Jacqueline Tinker (2024)
Region 1: Lisa Klein (2023), Maia Halvorsen (2024)
Region 2:
Region 3:
Region 4: Joyce Charron (2024), Beth MacLehose (2024), Sandra Hawkins (2023)
Region 5:
Region 6: Laurie Shuren (2023)
Region 7: Marja Teegelbeckers (2023)

* Indicates the member is a judge in that program.
(Dates) indicate when the member’s term on the committee expires.