Board of Directors 2022

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President, Charlie Hite

Charlie Hite

First of all I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be part of this amazing breed.
Over the years I have owned several different breeds. Australian shepherds, Chow, Sheltie and Golden Retriever.
So, when we were looking for a dog, I decided to research a breed that liked water, around 50lbs and a life expectancy of 12 plus years.
In January 2016, I went on the wait list to get a Stabyhoun. I was adamant about what dog we were getting. We were going to wait. Pauline called and offered us a pup. We were #3 for a male with her litter due in March.
In May we were going to Niagra Falls which was the same week they would be 8 weeks old. So, when we came home, we took a detour to Berrie, Canada and picked up Bambam. He is perfect. Since then, we got another staby, in Oct. 2020 from Cindy, Pebbles. In March of 2022 we brought Arie into our family, he is one of Bambam and Tessa’s puppies from 2018 litter.
So now we have three Stabyhouns. Due to Health issues Pebbles will not be bred. Bambam is on the male breeding list. He has one litter of five. Arie was fixed before we got him.
A little about me. Married (Regina) daughter we call her Magee and her dog Lily. I own a Funeral Home. I have a degree in Mortuary Science. I enjoy the water, warm weather, camping and love my dogs.



Vice President, Susie Nies

Susie Nies

My husband Dennis and I have had our home graced with Stabyhouns since 2007. We currently have 3 Stabyhouns: Diede, Haven, and Amerins. I love working with all 3 of my girls. Over the years we have done Agility, Rally, Free Style Dance, Field Work, Tricks, and Nose Work. We also love hiking, swimming at the lake, and bringing our girls along to village festivals where they always get a lot of attention!
In my professional life, I am the Director of Information and Analytics Systems at Dominican University. I also do independent consulting work with colleges, universities, and other non-profit organizations.
I have been an active volunteer with the club since getting our first Stabyhoun, Brietske, in 2007. I have volunteered on several committees and the board. I believe in strengthening our club by promoting growth, member outreach, international relations, and breeding to preserve our wonderful breed. I am excited to be part of the board! We will work diligently to continue to support the mission statement of our club. We will achieve this by all working together.



Treasurer, Gail Brown

Gail and Tessa

I am Gail Brown, the ASA Treasurer. We love our Stabyhoun Tessa. She will be 4 years old next month. We were privileged to have a litter of 5 puppies last Christmas. I live on a farm with my family in North Carolina. In my past I lived in Florida and worked for a CPA firm. I have a Masters in Taxation. As a CPA and Certified Financial Planner I worked for the bank on The Island of Palm Beach on the wealth management team of First Union and then Wachovia. After I retired from the bank, I began to teach at several colleges in North Carolina. I am presently teaching at Louisburg College in Louisburg, NC. I teach Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Business Math. It is a privilege and an honor to be the Treasurer for the next three years.




Secretary, Erin Hoverson

Hello ASA members! I am thrilled to be able to contribute to this wonderful organization as the Secretary of the ASA. Dogs and horses have always been part of my life, and certainly a passion of mine over the years. I was fortunate enough to bring my first Staby, Shadow (middle dog in picture) into the family about 4.5 years ago. I can honestly say, he is one of the best dogs I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Shadow was awarded “Best of Winners” at the ASA National Specialty in 2019, which was a thrill and a real honor. Shadow and I have also been enjoying participating in AKC Agility trials this year, where he has currently earned his Novice, Open and Excellent Agility titles. A couple years after bringing Shadow into the family, my Wetterhoun Wylie joined us as well. She is a very sweet girl, and she enjoys the simpler things in life (sleeping on the couch, accepting belly rubs, chasing squirrels). I was fortunate to have the opportunity to breed Shadow in 2020, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bring home one of his pups! Kimber has been the sweetest, feistiest, love sponge I have ever met! He looks to be following in his father’s footsteps, showing some real talent for Agility as well!


Member-at-Large, Cindy Pfister

Cindy PfisterGreetings ASA members, I became involved in the ASA in 2009 with my first import(Barta). Since then I’ve been blessed to welcome Leeske, Saga & Nykne into our family. Each one has its own unique “personality”, and they bring joy and laughter to my day. We play in Nosework, Tracking and hunting critters in the field. Sadly, Barta and my husband’s best friend(Rutmer-rescue) have crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge…they are missed every single day.
I’m a BarnHunt judge and AKC evaluator for CGC, Trick Dog, and ATT, in addition to being a dog trainer and behavior consultant. I’ve trained, studied, and traveled under some of the best trainers in the world. Bob Bailey, John Rogerson, and Patricia McConnell(Africa) to name a few.
Since 2009, I have volunteered and served in various positions within the ASA. Vice President, President(6yrs), Training Committee, BAC, and Staby Rescue. It is a great honor to serve this wonderful organization and its extraordinary members!