Carol Roquemore is the C.E.O. and Founder of Canine Support Teams, Inc. Disabled by polio as a child, Carol is uniquely qualified as a trainer and a client. She understands, at a very deep and personal level, what a service dog can do and what they mean to our clients. Carol leads a small yet dedicated staff and an army of volunteers to provide skilled service dogs to those in need. She regularly marshals the energy, resources and people required to carry out the CST mission with rare empathy and passion.
Shara Butterworth’s journey as a K-9 instructor began in 1995, when motivated by her love of dogs she trained a service dog for her niece who is developmentally disabled. After her success training her first Service Dog, she decided to seek out an organization where she could further develop her skills. The search led to Shara to Canine Support Teams, Inc. where she has worked and volunteered since 1996.
Responsible for training dogs to do highly skilled task work to assist the disabled and for teaching inmates at CST’s Prison Pups program to train the dogs, Shara approaches every dog training experience with excitement and joy.
As a Canine Behaviorist, Shara is able to assess problems and suggest remedy training techniques unique to each dog. Shara has trained hundreds of dogs from a variety of breeds and temperament types in everything from basic obedience behaviors to complex task work. She is also a Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Trainer and Evaluator.
Shara’s approach to training is simple; “build a relationship of trust and leadership and the rest will fall into place.”
Deborah Norman was one of the original trainers with the Prison Pup Program at California Institution for Women in 2002. Deborah joined the staff in 2015, bringing 13 years of Service Dog training experience and a BIG HEART to our training staff.
Deborah proudly represents the dozens of women who have been served by CST’s rehabilitative programs. She now runs a Service Dog training program for CST in a men's prison! She is a model of success and a valued member our team.
Marketing & Development Director
Sally Wing transitioned from volunteer to staff in 2015. Her background in education, ministry, business, and communications make her an ideal match in promoting the CST mission in the community. She writes the grants, seeks to donations, and coordinates all the fund-raising to keep things running at CST.
Tiffany Sandeffer-Barela is a San Diego native with a passionate love for dogs. A welcome addition to the staff in 2016, Tiffany is the first point of contact when someone reaches out to Canine Support Teams. Her warm reception and friendly dispostion make everyone feel welcome. She efficiently attends to all the details of business operations, making sure I's are dotted and T's are crossed.
Puppy Raiser Instructor / Apprentice Trainer
Max Bingley developed a love for dogs at an early age. She has gained experience handling dogs from her time at a shelter/rescue, and in kennel management. She joined the CST staff in early 2018 and is now an apprentice trainer in addition to her duties of wrangling puppies and working with our volunteer Puppy Raisers. Max also has three dogs of her own that greet her at the end of her workday.
Kennel Manager / Apprentice Trainer
Kerri Amburgey began her canine career as a gentle dog groomer in 2012. Kerri routinely uses those grooming skills to make our dogs look fantastic. She is a native San Diegan and Murrieta resident. Kerri says she loves handling every dog that comes through CST. In addition to her duties at CST, Kerri is a wife, a mother of three beautiful daughters (plus 7 yr old Cocker), Puppy Raiser, and a student at Platt College in their Veterinary Technician certificate program. In her spare time – ha, ha, who are we kidding? She has no spare time! Kerri’s compassion, devotion, and work ethic ensure a safe & clean environment for the dogs in residence AND the CST staff!
Canine Support Teams, Inc
26500 Scott Rd
Menifee, CA 92584
PO Box 891767
Temecula, CA 92589-1767
Phone: 951 301-3625 951 301-3625
Fax: 951 301-3605