Jessica’s first kennel experience came in 1992, when she worked at Lake Jackson Kennels during high school. After starting a family, she returned to the kennel and has worked full time since 1995.
Jessica has experience with every aspect of the business and in 2003, became a partner in Waggin’ Tails Junction. She assisted Julie in the design, transition, and move from Lake Jackson Kennels to Waggin’ Tails Junction in 2004.
Jessica attends canine educational and behavior seminars and participates daily in working with animals in the kennel and with dogs in daycare. She has owned many different sizes and breeds of dogs and has taken them to Obedience and Agility classes.
In her free time Jessica likes to bike outdoors, visit with family, and attend training with her very special Search and Rescue K9 friends!
Daycare Conductor: Angie King
Angie’s animal experience started in 1982, training her German Shepherd Dog,
Rottweiler and Yorkshire Terrier in Germany. She has trained her dogs in
Conformation, Obedience, Herding, Agility, and K9 NoseWork.
She has competed in the AKC Agility National Championship and Internationally
in Agility. She has achieved over 100 performance titles on her dogs. She has
taught group Agility classes, Obedience, and currently teaches K9 NoseWork.
As of 2013, she is a CNWI (Certified Nose Work Instructor) for the NACSW in K9 NoseWork, and has put multiple titles on dogs.
Angie has managed our Daycare Program since her start here in 2006. She is an AKC CGC Evaluator, Reiki Practioner and regularly continues her education of canines and behavior by attending seminars, training classes, and camps.
Angie lives in Remington with four Malinois and one intense Boston Terrier.
Supervisor: Janet Kolakoski:
Janet started working for Lake Jackson Kennels in 1978, while in high school. Continuing to work part time at the kennel, she earned her BS in Biology and a MA in New Professional Studies-Education from George Mason University.
Upon graduation, Fairfax County hired her to teach the first Animal Science Class. At school she teaches how to care for reptiles, small companion animals, dogs, and cats. She currently teaches at Chantilly High School. She started training her first dog, a German Shepherd, in 1980.
She currently owns English Springer Spaniels and trains them in agility, tracking, obedience, and hunt tests. She is also an obedience and agility instructor in her spare time.
Supervisor: Brenna Miguel
Brenna started working at Waggin’ Tails Junction in the spring of 2005. She worked here while she finished high school and college. She attended the University of Mary Washington, where she received her BS in Psychology.
Following graduation in 2010, she attended National K-9 Dog Training School. The school was a six week intensive dog training course, where she became a Certified Professional Trainer (CPT). The training at the school focused on obedience, tracking, scent detection, retrieval, and service dog. She has attended educational seminars; and is also a member of the International Association of Canine Professional (IACP).
After returning from Training School she worked full time, and now works part time each week.
She resides in Stafford with her husband, daughter, an English Springer Spaniel named Copie and her Dachshund named Ducati.
Kennel and Office Supervisor: Susan Scott
Susan began working for Julie at Lake Jackson Kennels in 1981, while raising her family and continuing her education at George Mason University. Upon graduation she entered the corporate accounting world. Now that she is currently semi-retired, she has returned to the job she loves, working with boarding dogs.
Over the years, Susan competed in obedience, tracking, and working dog trials and now owns two working breed dogs. In her spare time she is a fiber artist and hikes with her dogs and grandchildren enjoying the beautiful Virginia countryside.
Daycare Conductor: Kayla Wieland
Kayla has been with Waggin’ Tails Junction in Daycare since 2010.
Kayla showed her first dog, a Siberian Husky when she was seven years old in Conformation and Agility. Kayla has been attending Agility and Obedience classes since before she was seven and has been teaching Agility classes since 2011. Kayla has competed in the AKC Agility National Championship, the AKC Agility Invitational’s, the Cynosports World Games, and the Westminster Kennel Club Agility Trial.
Kayla also enjoys attending seminars for training and animal behavior to consistently further her education.
Kayla lives in Prince William County with her Border Collies, Huskies, and an adorable adopted Chihuahua. She enjoys hiking with her Border Collies in her free time.
Supervisor: JP Boyce
In 2006, JP began volunteering at Waggin’ Tails Junction to assist Julie with her Springers. She handled Julie’s dogs, fed, exercised and groomed them. She transitioned into a working position in 2009.
Since then JP has become a full time supervisor while working on her degree in Youth Social Work.
Throughout the years, JP has been in charge of our food drives, toy drives, school supply drives, and Adopt a Family through, Our Daily Bread.
She is “owned” by 2 Beagles, Faith and Dan, one Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Grace, and a fun loving, rambunctious Guinea Pig named S’mores. In her spare time JP likes to sleep, hang out with friends and travel.