Miriam Severijns, wife of Frans decided after careful consideration to take over the company. April 1st. 2013 she finalized the take over. Because she always had a passion for dogs, she turned this passion into her profession: owner and manager of Dogcentre Holland. The years of close cooperation with Frans and also her years of extensive experience in leadership positions were the basis in these difficult proces.
Gregor Bomba: general manager. He promised Frans to continue the work Frans started. He is working with a lot of passion for the company for years already. Gregor selects dogs, buys dogs and trains them. From an early age on, Gregor works with dogs and can read them like hardly anyone. His decoy work draws much attention from vendors and customers. His Slovakian descent adds extra dimension to the understanding of our company.
Levi Beurskens: head trainer with affinity for- but also superiority on dogs. His very close cooperation with Gregor makes them a winning team. Levi's fearlessness and stability combined with the patience of Gregor brings out the best in our dogs. Levi is a real workhorse; his strength and energy are unprecedented.
Roxanne Manders: general employee; partner of Gregor, started as an intern. Her accuracy and precision in the taking care of the dogs, our facility and workplace, are her absolute quality and competence. She monitors the overview. Every dog is taken care of by her, with great dedication. Her patience with dogs, for many of the dogs a welcome change, before and after the hard work. Roxanne closely monitors hygiene and kennel lists. When needed, she even takes dogs home!
Stevie Scheffer: general employee; partner of Levi, educated as a veterinary assistant, very passionate and capable in her profession, next to this also capable in the training of the dogs and the taking care of the well being. She is managing and directing people the right way. Her ambition and curiosity triggered her to consider going to college again, but in the end her passion was Dogcentre and she decided to stay. We all are very happy with her decision!
Evelien Roelofsma: a tough lady who said goodbye to automotive and opted for working dogs. Working is a necessity, not a burden. Passionate,
energetic and hardworking are words that work for her. Ambitious, but always
passionate for the dogs will secure her future.
Yesly van de Ven: active in the KNPV-sport (Royal Dutch Police dog Association) for years and also active at Dogcentre Holland, she choose to be one of the supervisor for trainees. She performs this with lots of patience and attention. She was a trainee herself at Dogcentre , so knows exactly what she is talking about!
Ziggy Andrien: Daughter of Miriam and her mainstay in home and office. Ziggy is studying pedagogy but thanks to her organizational talent she performs her tasks at Dogcentre alongside. Whether she works as a secretary, hostess, catering lady, family caregiver, assistant trainer or kennel cleaner, for dogs and people should be well taken care of!
Joeri van Herten: After being a trainee with us, he was
a welcome addition to our team. His docility, inquisitiveness and length fitted
perfectly with the wishes of the trainers: a good assistant for the decoy work is distinctive for the dogs. His gentleness and candor make that dogs are
confident with him quickly.
Johan Kivits and Esther Pijpers:
our "Sunday team". Also on Sundays someone needs to take care of our dogs. These
people get out of bed early for this. We may also count on them in the holiday periods. If their school
allows them too, they really enjoy working a bit more for Dogcentre Holland.
Eugenie Janssen: again a previous trainee who was so distinctive that she was allowed to enforce our team. Eugenie is good with dogs, flexible, decisive and proactive. She fits perfectly in our team and will show much more of her skills for sure in the future.
Iko van der Elsen: son of Frans determined to - despite his very young age – continue Frans’s life work. His motivation to be able to retrieve his high school graduation and after this to be able to visit Groenhorst Barneveld (school for animal care and management). His motivation is that after finalizing this school he will be able to take over and also be certified to run Dogcentre Holland in due time. He is talented to handle animals already from his childhood on. The largest and strongest dogs are often easy to deal with for him.