Northwest Training Center

Serving Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon,
Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Wyoming.
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Canine Companions for Independence was founded in Santa Rosa, California in 1975. The National Headquarters and Northwest Training Center are located on the Jean and Charles Schulz Campus in Santa Rosa, California. The Schulz Campus, named after generous supporters Jean and Charles Schulz, opened in 1996. The Northwest Region serves people in Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska.

Schulz Campus Tours:
Schulz Campus tours are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am and 2pm. Please come by to see our beautiful campus, or join us for a graduation. We hope to see you soon!

Northwest Region Staff:
Margaret Sluyk, Executive Director | Angie Escudero, Senior Director of Development | Mary Caplice, Director of Development, Donor and Corporate Engagement | Michael King, Volunteer Coordinator | Christina Ward, Community Events Coordinator | Michelle Williams, Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator | Juliet Porton, Development Associate, Grants and Foundations | Megan McWilliams, Office Manager | Ann Hamachek, Gift Shop Coordinator

Kim Mizia, Program Manager | Halli James, Participant Program Manager | Shannon Chaney, Participant Program Manager | Kristina Gehlken, Training Manager | James Dern, Puppy Program Manager | Carina Diaz, Puppy Program Assistant

Northwest Region Board of Directors:
Carol Weldin, President | Linda Wight, Vice President | Theresa Dutton | Floranne Fanti | Vicky Locey | Joel Louraine | Shira Mowlem | Lin Nelson | Randy Wight | Kathy Zastrow

Contact us for information about tours, presentations and more.

Northwest Training Center

Canine Companions for Independence
Jean and Charles Schulz Campus
2965 Dutton Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 577-1700 Voice
(707) 577-1712 Fax
(800) 572-BARK (2275) Toll-free

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