Meet the Soul Dogs, Inc. Team

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Ashley Bueghly, MSW

INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & BEHAVIORAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

Ashley Bueghly MSW is our Behavior Services Director and developed the Family Life Center. She received her MSW in November 2021 and has been providing therapeutic services to this population alongside Chris Anderson for the past six years. Ashley believes that counseling is the container for building a solid relationship with her clients. Her approach is interactive, warm, and accepting. She specializes in trauma-informed care and grief. When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. Ashley helps her clients, who include children, adults, and families, to find healthy perspectives of themselves and strengthen their relationships.
Area(s) of Expertise: Trauma Recovery, Grief and Loss, Parenting

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Joel Schneider, BS

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT DIRECTOR

Joel Schneider is a University of Colorado- Boulder graduate who didn’t find his real calling until 2010 when he began working with adolescents with behavioral and mental health issues. Since then he’s been a direct care staff, case coordinator, employment specialist, job coach, director, and adult waiver case manager. Joel has a passion for supported employment and finding individuals with I/DD the jobs where they can feel connection, support, and happiness. He’s always been a strong communicator and is always happy to share our mission and passion with any organization looking to further support the I/DD community. Joel will strive to ensure that his staff are knowledgeable, compassionate, and empowered to provide the best services possible. Joel hopes you will come join us when you are ready.

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Renee Roemer

DAY PROGRAM/ ANIMAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

Renee Roemer is the Day Program/ Animal Service Director at Soul Dogs Inc. She is passionate about connecting individuals with animals within the program as well as outside of the program. Renee works with our dog trainers and clients each day to work on helping clients to develop skills needed to properly work with and handle animals, in the hope that they will be able to apply the skills both while at Soul Dogs as well as in the community. Renee also works to help connect individuals with first hand experiences in the community. Renee is working towards being a nationally certified dog trainer as well as CARAT assessor for animal behavior.

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Michael Donnelly

Lead Dog Trainer & Day Program Manager

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Kaley Cook 

Dog Trainer/Day Program Staff

I am a devoted-animal-lover, as well as a relatable and judgment-free "human" to talk to. I strive to help those in need all throughout the animal kingdom.


My background is in Behavior Evaluation, Intervention, and Modification. Starting in the educational field I built upon strong foundations of positive reinforcement. I now use this philosophy in both the human and animal worlds right here, at Soul Dogs, Inc.


Using Positive Reinforcement, kindness, and my passion to help others I get to be a part of an amazing journey. Where humans can communicate and bond with their four-legged friends.

My mission is to teach, show and share my knowledge and devotion to everyone with an open ear so that those in need have something to turn to when they need it most.