Client Applications Team -
Carla Werner: Carla has a M.A. Degree in Education from the University of Tennessee and is retired from the Maryville, TN. School System where she coordinated the talented and gifted program. Carla coordinates overall recipient applications.
Suzy Kitchens, Board Member, Chair Emeritus, Veteran Interface Manager
Susan Gross, Bachelor of Science and Masters of Administrative Science in Nursing. Graduate of the National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants Program - University of North Carolina. Graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Veteran Benefits Consultant - Nathan Weinbaum, Veteran of United States Navy, currently serves as Blount County Tennessee Veteran Services Officer.
SMSD has been awarded Gold Star Accreditation by Assistance Dogs International. This validates that the facilities and operation of the SMSD program meets or exceeds ADI standards.
A Salute to Air Force Veteran Billy Marshall and his SMSD "Lucy"
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs "Tribute to Our Military"
Each Smoky Mountain Service Dog puppy is hand selected by our trainers and the majority will come from reputable breeders. Appropriate shelter/rescue dogs may also be considered.
Vietnam Veteran/Volunteer Dennis Tissot and SMSD Canines in Training
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs now accepting Preliminary Applications.