Friends of the Lakewood Dog Park, Inc. is a 501(3)(c) non-profit volunteer organization which in conjunction with the City of Lakewood, manages the Lakewood Dog Park.
The mission of the Friends of the Lakewood Dog Park is to foster and maintain a safe and friendly atmosphere for dogs and their owners; work together with the surrounding municipalities of Northeastern Ohio to promote positive relationships; and to support all aspects of responsible dog ownership.
Friends of the Lakewood Dog Park supplies the shelters, benches, “clean up” bags and dispensers, tools, toys, water bowls and seasonal maintenance at the Lakewood Dog Park. The FLDP also maintains the web site, Facebook page, email list, in-park bulletin boards and other communication with members and park users. The dog park is owned by the City of Lakewood.
FLDP 2012 officers were elected on November 30, 2011 and will begin a 1 year term of service on January 1, 2012.
Friends of the Lakewood Dog Park 2012 Officers: (left to right) Alanna Faith, President (2011 V.P.); Chad Bray, Secretary (2011 President); Mark Smalley, Treasurer; Karolyn Isenhart, Vice President.
Alanna, a “Marketech”, has a professional background which includes a partnership in an architectural firm, management of multi-million dollar businesses and director of broadcast advertising and events for a major retailer. She holds degrees and certificates in architectural design, construction management and advertising.
A long time transplant to Ohio, this animal lover is an active and energetic volunteer in the Lakewood community and Northeast Ohio.
Alanna adopted Sabrina, a German Short Hair Pointer mix, from the Cleveland APL in 2009. Sabrina joined 3 rescued felines in the household and enjoys the Lakewood Dog Park at varying times weekly.
Karolyn is graduate of Baldwin Wallace College and Reppert School of Auctioneering. She’s currently employed as a Learning Administrator with a division of a Fortune 500 company. Karolyn is also an entrepreneur and fine art specialist.
Karolyn serves on several Lakewood animal related organizations and actively volunteers for numerous civic and non-profit organizations in Northeast Ohio.
Timber, a rescued Chocolate Labrador, and Karolyn reside in Lakewood and visit the Lakewood Dog Park several times throughout the week.
Mark is employed as a Risk and Regulatory Compliance Manager for a large national bank.
He received an M.B.A. from Cleveland State University in 2008 and has been licensed to practice law in Ohio since 1994. Mark holds a J.D. degree from University of Akron and a B.A., Political Science from University of Dayton.
A Lakewood resident, Mark resides with his Treeing Walker Coonhound, Casey. Mark adopted her from the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter where Mark volunteered. Mark and Casey visit the Lakewood Dog park 3 to 5 times a week.
Chad has been employed with the Federal Government since 2001 as a Systems Analyst in Information Technology.
Currently pursuing an M.B.A. at Cleveland State University, Chad is a graduate of Ohio University.
Having met Kaylee Daussin at the Lakewood Dog Park, the couple are engaged and own Cinder, an adopted Border Collie mix and Buster, a Boxer/ Plott Hound mix, who was rescued from along SR77 near Akron.
Chad served 3 terms as President of Friends of the Lakewood Dog Park.