Meet Our Team

Meet our fantastic dog walking team!



Hello, my name is Emma and I'm from St. Louis, Lets go Cards and Blues! Currently I attend Rockhurst University and am studying for my masters degree in Occupational Therapy. I enjoy good times with friends and family and exploring KC. Being outside and around dogs brightens my day so I love taking walks with my dog, Louie. I have really enjoyed walking dogs for Newman's Dog Training and getting a chance to meet all the new dogs in the process.



Merrie moved, with her husband Alan, to Kansas City from Washington DC to be near family and to open the Tail Waggin’ PetStop, a pet-supply store in the Crossroads Arts District. It was through Tail Waggin’ that Merrie met Jena and eventually joined her team of walkers. Merrie loves the opportunity to bond with each dog she walks; her many interactions with dogs confirm her belief that a dog is as unique as a person. She also loves the chance to explore the fascinating neighborhoods of KC. Please check out their store, visit 



Nice to meet you! My name is Cory and I've been with Newman Dog Training and Walking for about a year and half now. I'm originally from St. Louis. I'm a transplant to Kansas City for college but I think I'll be sticking around for a while longer, after getting to explore this city. You still won't see sporting anything other than St. Louis Blues and Cardinals gear. I bleed blue and wear red! 

I've been around dogs and cats all my life. I currently have two dogs back at home in St. Louis. Emmitt (bulldog) and Palmer (schnauzer/poodle mix). Emmitt I got as a puppy. He is now an 80 pound wrecking ball! Palmer was rescued and has been in his forever home for 2 years now. They became best friends and they are the best part of going back home. Thank you for looking into Newman Dog Training and Walking! Hopefully I'll be seeing you in the future! 



Hi, I’m Christine and I’ve been working with animals for over 10 years now as a groomer, caretaker and pet owner. I love working with animals because they bring such joy into our lives and I like to make sure that they feel as wonderful as they make us feel! I’ve only been able to have pets since I was 14 because of my dad having allergies. Because of this I always tried to find ways to be around animals as much as possible when I was able to which eventually led me down a career path that involved animals. I’ve had both cats and dogs in my life as pets and I currently have a cavachon named Aegon who is a bundle of sass and love!



Hello! I’m Steph. I’ve lived in the Kansas City area nearly all of my life and I love it here! Growing up I had three dachshunds, Chloe, Piper and Nipsy. Now I have a chihuahua named Groves and a black and white cat named Neville. Though I have never owned a big dog, I love getting to walk, run and play ball with them!

When I’m not dog walking or pet sitting, I enjoy playing ultimate frisbee, taking food photos and posting on Instagram!