Faith Beam

Secretary

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Faith Beam is a licensed School Psychologist and Trauma Counselor in Wisconsin. She has been breeding, training, and showing dogs since 1965, most currently with Kerry Blue Terriers and Biewer Terriers. She has participated in numerous venues over the years including Schutzhund, herding, hunt tests, obedience, rally, barn hunt, earth dog, weight pulling, dock diving, tracking, and conformation; earning titles in AKC and UKC in the USA, as well as in Canada and Mexico. Faith is actively involved with 4-H and FFA youth dog projects, Reading Paws, and therapy dog visits. In addition to training and showing her own dogs, she teaches a therapy dog class and trains service dogs for children with autism and disabled adults. Over the years Faith has served as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Board Director for both specialty breed clubs and all-breed clubs. She has also served as AKC All-Breed and Specialty Shows Chairperson, Chief Ring Steward, Sanctioned Match Chairperson, hundreds of hours as a ring steward, judged at matches and for Sweepstakes, was Director of Training for a large all-breed club, a CGC evaluator, and fulfilled the duties as Committee Chairperson for numerous club committees.

Karen Hansen

President

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Karen was born in Germany and loves being outdoors and around animals.  She has been training, breeding, and showing dogs since 2001 in Germany and since 2012 also in the USA. She has an MBA and loves foreign languages, web design, and outdoor photography. Karen is happily married to Jared and they have seven children.
Karen and her family moved to Colorado in 2012 where they established Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers with several imported Champion Biewer Terriers for their foundation breeding program. Karen has produced Best in Show winning dogs, multiple champions, and co-owns several other top-winning Biewer Terriers. She is the founder of the Biewer Terrier Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Biewer Terrier Club.

 

 

Dale retired in 2014 after a 46-year career in commercial and residential real estate involved in property management, development, asset management and Managing Broker.  She held numerous leadership positions at both local and national levels including severing on several Board of Directors. Dale served on the Ethics Committees and Hearing Panel for two different professional organizations for 10 years.  Her husband Randy and Dale have been married for 50 years, have 3 grown children and 3 grandsons. When her last Yorkie passed away at 15 years old in 2016, she knew the next new family member would be a Biewer Terrier.  Randy & Dale have 2 Shorkies who are 8 and 9 years old, a 15-year-old Ragdoll cat and 2 Biewer Terriers, Parker and Abigail (Abi). If Dale gets her way, there will be more Biewers in her future.

Valorie Prulhiere

Director

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Valorie has been registered nurse for almost four decades and has experience in med-surg, critical care, and emergency nursing. Her clinical specialty is forensics. In her home state of OH, she was elected to her community's Board of Education three times, and has held a number of leadership positions in philanthropic, community-focused, and professional organizations at the local, state, and national level. Currently, Valorie teaches nursing and maintains a clinical forensic practice in the Tampa Bay region. Valorie and her husband, Jeff, live in the Tampa Bay region of FL and have three grown children, two of whom reside in CO, one in AZ. Valorie is an avid “pet parent, whose current fur family includes Runa, a loveable yet slightly socially dysfunctional mini schnauzer; Hemi, a sweet rescue kitty who is very tolerant of the canine attention she receives; and Lobo, the young Biewer, who stole her heart from the first puppy photo, and completed the Prulhiere “animal house”.

Les Beam

Vice President

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Les Beam is a retired 32-year veteran of the Army Special Forces (Green Berets) and continues to be active in the Special Forces Great Lakes Chapter. He has had dogs for most of his life, mainly for rabbit and upland bird hunting, and was active in the local all-breed dog club for many years. Les currently has a Longhair Standard Dachshund to keep his lap warm and two little Biewer girls to warm his heart!