NAVHDA Local Chapters, Contacts Web Sites

Canada
To find e-mail addresses, click on underlined names.
Location Chapter            
Alberta (CALGARY) WILD ROSE
~HARTIGH, JANET SYLVAN LAKE AB T4S 1X6 403/887-5652
~BURNARD, BRYANT LACOMBE AB T4L 1P4 403/396-9842
PROMO-C-A

New Brunswick (RUSAGONIS) NEW BRUNSWICK
~PETTIS, PAIGE L. RUSAGONIS NB E3B 8Z3 902/324-4868
~GIROUX, GABRIEL RUSAGONIS NB E3B 8Z3 514/773-4868
if you want information on this chapter please contact: nbchapter@hotmail.com 506-208-4868

Nova Scotia (NOVA SCOTIA) BLUENOSE
~PINSENT, DIANA M. PORTERS LAKE NS B3E 1G5 902/440-2803
~LARDER, DAVID TRURO NS B2N 1B6 902/233-7933
Serving Canada's Maritime Provinces (Nova SCotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island).Chapter training sessions at Nieforth's Tides End Farm, at Milford in central Nova Scotia the first Sunday each month from February to September. PROMO-C-A

Ontario (WEST OF TORONTO) ONTARIO GRAND RIVER
~WEHKAMP, CARA ACTON ON L7J 3A8 519/853-2772
~WOLFF, JANICE L. BRANTFORD ON N3R 6Z7 519/759-1674
Serving the Southern Ontario; from lake Huron to Lake Ontario, from Georgian Bay to Lake Erie. PROMO-C-A

Ontario (OTTAWA) OTTAWA VALLEY
~GAWRON, MARK R. CLAYTON NY 13624-4157 585/370-2624
PROMO-C-A

Ontario (EAST OF TORONTO) TORONTO ONTARIO
website: www.navhda.ca
~GERANEO, PAT SCARBOROUGH ON M1C 2G8 416/281-9334
~KALMAKOFF, HEATHER OSHAWA ON L1K 2S8 905/434-8968
Serving the Toronto and central Ontario regions with training support in the Port Perry area. PROMO-C-A

Quebec (EASTERN QUEBEC) EASTERN QUEBEC
~TREMBLAY, GILBERT ST LAMBERT DE LAUZON QC G0S 2W0 418/889-2288
PROMO-C-A

Quebec (MONTREAL) MONTREAL
~ULRICH, ANNIE ACTON VALE QC J0H 1A0 450/501-3499
PROMO-C-A

Quebec (QUEBEC CITY) QUEBEC CITY
~DULAC, DANY ST NICOLAS QC G7A 2K5 418/836-1312

Saskatchewan (SASKATOON) SASKATCHEWAN
~KIELSTRA, ARJEN ASQUITH SK S0K 0J0 306/329-4780
PROMO-C-A

US
To find e-mail addresses, click on underlined names.
Location Chapter            
Alaska (ANCHORAGE/FAIRBANKS) ALASKA YUKON
website:
~HOLUM, DON CANTWELL AK 99729-0089 907/768-2900
~GATES, TANYA R. WHITEHORSE YT Y1A 5M2 867/333-0404
Alaska-Yukon Chapter is a member based Chapter that is dedicated to promoting the philosophy of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, Providing training, Testing and Support to it's members and anyone interested in Versatile Hunting Dogs.

Arizona (ARIZONA) GRAND CANYON OF ARIZONA
~HAMILTON, TED CHINO VALLEY AZ 86323-0172 928/713-6941
~SVANCARA, GREG D. TUCSON AZ 85750-7001 520/577-1598

Arizona (PHOENIX) THE VALLEY OF THE SUN
website:
~WITTMAN, DANIEL G. SURPRISE AZ 85388-7622 623/237-2790
~JOHNSON, RYAN S. GILBERT AZ 85298-7302 480/283-5438

California (SACRAMETO) GREAT CENTRAL VALLEY
~WESTERLUND, MARK A. BRIDGEPORT CA 93517-0243 760/932-7290

California (SAN JACINTO) INLAND EMPIRE
~FLEMING, CLIFFORD J. (CLIFF) WINCHESTER CA 92596-1075 951/526-9311
~OLIVER, SHELLY ESCONDIDO CA 92026 619/252-8778

California (CORNING) NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
~DECOSTA, JR, GEORGE A. SAN RAMON CA 94583-3612 925/577-5928
~ROGNEY-WOODS, KRISTI K. COVINGTON IN 47932-7941 530/306-1542
The Northern California Chapter of NAVHDA is an official chapter of NAVHDA International. This chapter has been formed to educate, assist and help train versatile hunting dog owners in developing their dog’s natural hunting abilities. It is our goal to have a welcoming and fun training environment. It is our desire to facilitate positive training sessions and techniques for the handlers and their dogs to improve their hunting skills or help them reach their full potential as a well trained team. We will offer and conduct official NAVHDA tests as a means to determine how a dog is progressing in training, and how the dog measures against the NAVHDA international standard.

California (SAN DIEGO) SAN DIEGO
~DERBES, JEFF SAN DIEGO CA 92117-5422 858/490-0191
~WEISS, RUTH A. SANTA YSABEL CA 92070-9691 760/207-4108
Helping VHD owners train their dogs since 1988. From the Beach to the Desert, we serve the greater San Diego and Imperial Counties and beyond. We hold monthly training days and a spring test at locations around Southern California. Come on out, join the fun and see what we are all about.

California (SOUTHERN) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
~MCDONALD, JAMES O. SAN PEDRO CA 90732-2704 310/548-9314
~FRADELLA, RODGE S. CLAREMONT CA 91711-5038 909/625-7264
Serving Southern California, our chapter's training sessions are at Prado Recreation Dog Training Area. Come to train with some of the best VHD dogs, handlers and Pro-trainers of Southern California.

Colorado (DENVER) ROCKY MOUNTAIN
~STEIN, THEO LAFAYETTE CO 80026-1781 303/906-8607
~MCLAUGHLIN, CRAIG R. KEENESBURG CO 80643-8727 801/505-8966

Connecticut (CT, MA & RI) SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND
~O'DONNELL, MICHAEL A. STAFFORD SPRINGS CT 06076-3716 860/684-7890

Delaware (CENTRAL) DELMARVA
~MAST, IVAN W. GREENWOOD DE 19950-5229 302/349-5340

Florida (ORLANDO) FLORIDA PALMETTO
~SNYDER, DANELLE L. MELBOURNE FL 32934 321/750-7386
~BUMB, CHAD W. DELRAY BEACH FL 33445-5731 954/806-5722
Serving the entire Sunshine State and Southern Georgia. Chapter training days and tests are held at the GMHY Hunt Club centrally localed in Lake Wales, Florida.

Georgia (TN, AL, MS,KY,AR) MID SOUTH
~KRAUTZ, KAREN N. DAWSONVILLE GA 30534-8640 404/731-9306
Mid-South chapter serves members in TN,GA,SC AL,MS,AR, and LA with monthly training sessions near Pelham TN and Jersey GA.

Idaho (MERIDIAN) TREASURE VALLEY
~KAUFMAN, COURTNEY K. STAR ID 83669-5012 208/971-0385
The Treasure Valley chapter primarily serves Idaho and Eastern Oregon

Illinois (NORTH CENTRAL) ILLINOIS
~MOORE, TIMOTHY ORLAND HILLS IL 60487-5929 708/516-9891
Serving the North Central region of Illinois. Chapter training sessions held at Des Plaines Conservation Area (East) and Seneca Hunt Club in Seneca, Illinois.

Illinois (NORTHERN) NORTHERN ILLINOIS
~NEIDUSKI, MICHAEL L. FOX POINT WI 53217-3460 636/795-5967
~SMITH, JERRY A. FOX LAKE IL 60020-1054 847/587-8714
Serving Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Chapter training sessions held at Richard Bong State Recreational Area in Southern Wisconsin.

Illinois (CENTRAL ILLINOIS) SPOON RIVER
~JAQUET, ADAM R. GALVA IL 61434-9610 309/854-3180

Indiana (INDIANAPOLIS) CENTRAL INDIANA
~BAUMANN, RYAN S. FRANKLIN IN 46131-7118 317/714-0720
~RODERICK, DOUGLAS A. NORTH SALEM IN 46165-9524 765/676-5765

Indiana (SOUTHERN INDIANA & KENTUCKY) KENTUCKIANA
~KNIGGE, RONALD SCOTT CHARLESTOWN IN 47111-8887 812/987-8925
~HAUCK, SHEILA NEWBURGH IN 47630-7984 812/853-8834
This chapter will serve the Southern Indiana, Kentucky and the surrounding areas.

Iowa (IOWA) HAWKEYE
~ROUSE, RANDY R. MECHANICSVILLE IA 52306-9537 563/432-6552
Hosts of the the 2010 Invitational. Serving Central Iowa; one hour East of Des Moines, 20 miles south off of I-80. Chapter training sessions at Big Springs Shooting Complex in Searsboro, Iowa.

Iowa (QUAD CITIES) ILLOWA
~MURPHY, MICHAEL H. COLONA IL 61241-9706 309/236-9850
~BENSON, BOBETTE L. WAPELLO IA 52653-9370 309/337-7708
Illowa chapter serves Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa - Old web address www. westernillinoisnavhda.org

Kansas (LOUISBURG) MOKAN
website:
~KLINE, SCOTT PRAIRIE VILLAGE KS 66208-3132 815/353-8372
~MCMAHON, GEORGE A. MERIDEN KS 66512-8838 785/484-2019
The Mokan chapter will have two training locations Norborne Mo & Louisburg KS

Maine (KENNEBUNK) NEW ENGLAND SEACOAST
~SILVA, BRIAN GLOUCESTER MA 01930-1223 978/423-0979
~MOORE, FRANCES S. (SUZI) NEWBURYPORT MA 01950-2313 978/462-9916

Maine (CENTRAL) SEBASTICOOK
~WADE, MARIE FARMINGTON ME 04938-6806 207/778-4868

Maine (NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND) YANKEE
~CARTER, PATRICIA BRUNSWICK ME 04011 207/725-8229
~FRIEND, DANIELLE WOOLWICH ME 04579 207/389-4470
The Yankee chapter, often called "Not your Normal Chapter", was founded in 1978 and includes members from all over New England and Canada. We are known for our fun and very informative training events throughout the year. We are a family focused chapter with a very active youth program.

Maryland (MARYLAND/VIRGINIA) POTOMAC
~BONDE, CHIP E. MOUNT AIRY MD 21771-8216 301/831-5824

Michigan (KALAMAZOO) MICHIGAN
~JONES, CRAIG H. FRUITPORT MI 49415-8753 231/865-3484

Michigan (TRAVERSE CITY) NORTHERN MICHIGAN
~JACKSON, MARK A. GRAWN MI 49637 231/645-9112
Northern Michigan NAVHDA, serving all of Northern Michigan including MIchigan's Upper peninsula. Multiple training locations throughout Northern Michigan.

Michigan (DETROIT) SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN
~MILLARD, DOUGLAS W. WHITE LAKE MI 48383-4023 603/493-8102
~PEHUR, LISA MILFORD MI 48381-4802 248/231-7957

Minnesota (MINNEAPOLIS-VIRGINA) MINNESOTA
~ROCKHOLD, TODD VICTORIA MN 55386-4519 612/430-3203
~STEFFENS, VINCENT M. SAINT MICHAEL MN 55376-8488 612/226-1096
The Minnesota Chapter is a family focused organization that has dedicated itself to acheiving the primary goals of NAVHDA as stated in AIMS. Our primary commitment is to teach handlers how to train and test their own dogs in order to develop that hunting partner which they and their family will enjoy for years to come. In doing so, we believe they will also achieve their testing goals and further improve the selective breeding of the NAVHDA dogs of their choice.

Minnesota (SOUTHERN) SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
~HOUSE, JEFF M. ZUMBROTA MN 55992-7338 507/254-2254

Minnesota (ST CROIX VALLEY MN & WI) ST CROIX
~CHAPIRSON, SAM SAINT PAUL MN 55101-1458 651/353-8332
We are a group of NAVHDA enthusiasts striving to host premium quality hunt tests where the fieds, water, birds and personnel will be of premium quality to assure handlers and their dogs have the ultimate chance at reaching their testing goals.

Missouri (COLUMBIA) MISSOURI UPLANDS
~ROBINSON, NATHAN A. POCAHONTAS IL 62275-1933 618/798-1295

Montana (MONTANA) BIG SKY
~WHITMAN, GARY WHITEFISH MT 59937-5570 406/862-4644
~MATTESON, PHILIP L. CASCADE MT 59421-8124 406/468-2418

Montana (GREAT FALLS) MONTANA SHARPTAIL
~JACOB, PHIL MISSOULA MT 59802-3234 406/239-7445
~MILLER, DAWNA E. CARTER MT 59420-0265 406/868-2952
montanasharptail@gmail.com The Montana Sharptail Chapter serves individuals, youth and families in the great State of Montana, as well as the surrounding states and provinces of the North American West. The chapter exists to promote education in the training, care and responsible breeding of the "Versatile Hunting Dog." Membership will provide opportunities to train, test and volunteer with hunting dog enthusiasts that range from experienced trainers to first-time puppy owners.

Nebraska (OMAHA) HEARTLAND
~CASANOVA, CHARLES L. (CHUCK) GRETNA NE 68028-6717 402/290-3447
~NELSON, TRACEY TABOR IA 51653-5010 402/660-4107
Chect out our site

New Hampshire (LONDONBERRY) MERRIMACK VALLEY
~TRAHAN, CAROL DEERFIELD NH 03037-1217 603/494-3802

New Jersey (JACKSON) DELAWARE VALLEY
~GELDER, ROBERT W. BARNEGAT NJ 08005-1364 732/895-4348
~SHIELDS, JAMES M. WEST DEPTFORD NJ 08096-1475 856/845-5580

New Jersey (BLAIRSTOWN) NORTH JERSEY NAVHDA
~RUSIN, CHRISTINE L. HOPE NJ 07844-0445 908/459-5797

New Mexico (NEW MEXICO) ZIA
~COMSTOCK, ROGER S. TIJERAS NM 87059-7632 505/286-0340
~BRUNETTO, KENNETH J. ALBUQUERQUE NM 87120-2118 505/803-0983

New York (BUFFALO-ROCHESTER) FINGER LAKES
~BURKHART, KIMBERLIE M. BYRON NY 14422-9754 585/548-2847

New York (MID HUDSON RIVER) HUDSON VALLEY
~KOSKOS, BARBARA A. WAPPINGERS FALLS NY 12590-3352 845/297-5562

New York (ROCK TAVERN) ROCK TAVERN
~CORDERO, DANIEL F. MARLBORO NY 12542-6229 845/236-3410

New York (S. ADIRONDACT & E VT) SOUTHERN ADIRONDACK
~MCEACHRON, THEODORE J. GANSEVOORT NY 12831-2132 518/695-6135
~THOMAS, SUSAN J. BURNT HILLS NY 12027-9775 518/384-0027

New York (GREENE) SOUTHERN TIER OF NEW YORK
~STRACK, DAVID H. WEST EDMESTON NY 13485-2807 315/899-3365
~LAWTON, LARRY J. GREENE NY 13778-2232 607/656-9294
Enabling handlers in the Southern Tier and Central New York region to become confident, capable trainers with the goal of developing excellent versatile hunting companions. We emphasize fun, camaraderie and value the lasting friendships made along the way.

North Carolina (NORTH & SOUTH CAROLINA) CAROLINAS
~WILLIAMS, KIM NEW ZION SC 29111 843/687-1516
Welcome to the Carolinas Chapter of NAVHDA. Our area covers both North and South Carolina.This is a big area - thank goodness for modern communications! As a chapter, we function to help the rubber meet the road, so to speak. We are about using the NAVHDA system and network to train our dogs to be the best hunting dogs and companions they can be. We invite those who share the NAVHDA mission and purpose to join us and have a great time in training and learning. By using the NAVHDA system, we help each other in training our dogs, and this, in turn, helps each of us to be better trainers and handlers. This works because those in NAVHDA who are experienced and knowledgeable are very generous and supportive with those who are yearning and willing to learn. Please check out our web site and our facebook page. If you think you want to get involved and have fun training your dog, contact us for more information.

North Carolina (NORTH CAROLINA) TARHEEL
~SNYDER, PHILIP WEST END NC 27376-8807 919/622-4693
~HORST, STACY L. VASS NC 28394 910/245-1976
This is a NAVHDA chapter based in North Carolina. This chapter will have a focus on the development of versatile dogs recognized by NAVHDA. The Education of New Versatile dog Owners and Handlers, Develop seasoned handlers/breeders/owners into Knowledgeable, subjective judges that continue and expand NAVHDA philosophies Mission The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to foster, promote, and improve the versatile hunting dog breeds in North America; to conserve game by using well trained reliable hunting dogs on both land and water; and to aid in the prevention of cruelty to animals by discouraging non-selective and uncontrolled breeding, which produces unwanted and uncared for dogs. Description This NAVHDA chapter will have focus on the development of versatile dogs recognized by NAVHDA and education of new or inexperienced dog owners. We believe this will only improve and increase the opportunity for veteran, new and prospective NAVHDA dog owners and members to train and test dogs.

North Dakota (BISMARCK,MANDAN) CENTRAL DAKOTA
~DORFSCHMIDT, DAN MANDAN ND 58554-8248 701/391-2828
~MCKENZIE, MARY ANNE BISMARCK ND 58503-1553 701/425-1293
centraldakotanavhda@ymail.com

North Dakota (FARGO) RED RIVER VALLEY
~MILLER, ROBERT J. WEST FARGO ND 58078-1212 701/318-7505
~PFORR, DAN L. FARGO ND 58103-4104 701/429-1371

Ohio (E OH, W PA) BUCKEYE
~CHRISTIAN, II, HERBERT H. STEUBENVILLE OH 43953-3725 740/632-7687

Ohio (CENTRAL OHIO) MID-OHIO
~SPENCER, ANDREA WESTERVILLE OH 43081-1425 614/893-6922
Mid-Ohio NAVHDA Chapter serves all Ohio, but specifically central Ohio by location only. Being centrally located, we serve not only the surrounding states, but those further away. We have training days the first weekend of the month starting in March through the fall tests in October. We have testing twice a year, once in the latter part of April and once in October (usually the second weekend) at the Delaware Training Grounds in Delaware, Ohio. Due to the popularity and location of MON, our tests usually are both Saturday and Sunday. Our website at http://midohionavhda.com provides all pertinent information and links.

Oklahoma (TULSA) OK-NAVHDA
~LOWERY, JARRED EDMOND OK 73003-3128 405/922-0206
~TRACY, II, JACK NOBLE OK 73068-6817 405/213-6130

Oregon (BEND/MADRAS) CENTRAL OREGON
~STONE, LARRY M. BEND OR 97702-9523 541/280-5602
Serving Oregon's High Desert and Great Basin communities in training and testing of versatile hunting dogs through NAVHDA."

Oregon (WASHINGTON) PACIFIC NORTHWEST
~KOHNKE, JOHN A. CENTRALIA WA 98531-5454 360/736-9512
Serves Washington, Oregon and southern British Columbia.

Oregon (EUGENE) WILLAMETTE VALLEY
~MEYER, HOWARD H. CORVALLIS OR 97333-9422 541/752-2098
~MERRIMAN, JEFF HILLSBORO OR 97123-7334 503/332-9432
Serving the Willamette Valley and all surrounding areas in western Oregon by hosting annual Spring tests, Fall tests, and training days monthly April through August.

Pennsylvania (EASTERN) BUSHKILL
~BARTELLS, KIMBERLY PERKASIE PA 18944 610/637-8484

Pennsylvania (LEHIGH VALLEY/POCONO) HICKORY RUN
~HALL, T GREGORY LEBANON PA 17042-9582 717/279-7701
Serving Northeastern Pennsylvania. Chapter training session at PA state Game Lands near White Haven PA (Hickory Run)

Pennsylvania (HARRISBURG) KEYSTONE
~KING, KRISTEN F. MECHANICSBURG PA 17055-9710 717/580-0985
~WOLFE, JOHN NORRISTOWN PA 19403-3626 610/613-1482

Pennsylvania (W PA,E OHIO, WEST VA) SHENANGO
~PETRAGLIA, WILLIAM T. VALENCIA PA 16059-1413 412/559-6610
Located in Southwestern Pennsylvania with friendly members and leased land for training and testing of versatile hunting dogs.

South Dakota (NEBRASKA & MINNESOTA) MIDWEST TRI STATE
~MILLER, JEFF HARRISBURG SD 57032-8218 605/366-2087
~SOEHL, BRIAN HILLS MN 56138-1040 507/962-3331

Texas (HOUSTON) LONE STAR
~SANDOVAL, MIGUEL A. HOUSTON TX 77018-3106 713/582-6191
~MURPHY, MEGAN C. HUMBLE TX 77338-2524 281/989-5933

Texas (NORTH CENTRAL) TEXAS
~KADESCH, GREGORY (GREG) HASLET TX 76052-3812 817/271-7878
~SLAUSON, STEVE A. LINDALE TX 75771-0787 903/941-0720

Utah (PROVO) WASATCH MOUNTAIN
~TRUJILLO, ARTHUR T. OGDEN UT 84414-2506 801/710-6362

Virginia (MONTROSS) CHESAPEAKE
~CARTER, WILLIAM D. (DAN) MONTROSS VA 22520-2009 804/493-7354
~GRAY, DAPHNE G. MONTROSS VA 22520-2009 804/493-7354

Virginia (WARSAW) RAPPAHANNOCK
~ZAWADOWSKI, JOSEPH S. DURHAM NC 27704-1466 919/471-3079

West Virginia (WV,KY & SOUTHERN OHIO) APPALACHIAN VALLEY
~CYRUS, JOHNNY RAY CROWN CITY OH 45623-8862 304/710-5298
The Appalachian valley chapter has a facebook page APPALACHIAN VALLEY Main email address avcnavhda@gmail.com

Wisconsin (SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN) BREW CITY NAVHDA
website:
~OLSZEWSKI, DONALD L. FRANKSVILLE WI 53126-9405 414/550-6337
Chapter will serve members in the South East REgion of Wisconsin and will hold it's events in the geographic area.

Wisconsin (WEST BEND) KETTLE MORAINE
~STOTT, DEBORAH L. KEWAUNEE WI 54216-9667 920/434-5545

Wisconsin (WISCONSIN RAPIDS) NORTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN
~MELOTIK, MICHAEL P. BIRNAMWOOD WI 54414-9676 715/449-2036
~KUHN, JAMIE S. NEILLSVILLE WI 54456-6436 715/829-5759

Wisconsin (MILWAUKEE) WISCONSIN
~HARMEYER, STEVEN A. CEDAR GROVE WI 53013-1454 920/668-8619

Wisconsin (MADISON) WISCONSIN RIVER
~ZEUSKE, JACOB R. ARENA WI 53503-9538 920/609-3891
~FISK, PETER C. WAUNAKEE WI 53597-9473 608/628-5467

Wyoming (CHEYENNE) FRONTIER
website:
~KOEHLER, ROBERT T. CHEYENNE WY 82009-8882 307/432-0948
The Frontier chapter in Cheyenne Wyoming has around 25 members holding two test a year. the Spring test is a NA test June 20&21 and the fall test is July 31 -August 2nd. We support a lot of NAVHDA folks in WY CO and a number of other western states.