Board of Directors 2017-2018

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President, Cindy Pfister

Cindy joined the ASA in 2009 with the addition of her imported Staby, Barta. In addition to her earliest family member, Cindy now also owns two other Stabys; Rutmer, a rescue, and Leeske, who was imported from Holland in April 2016.

Cindy is the owner of Canine Behavior Clinic. Her work involves training companion dogs and designing behavior programs for dogs with behavioral issues. She is also a judge for the sport of BarnHunt.

Cindy was the Club’s previous VP and was essential in planning the 1st Stabyhoun Specialty and the 2016 10th Anniversary Specialty. Cindy currently serves on the Breeders Advisory Committee and Education Committee in addition to her duties as current President.




Vice President, Judy Mitchell

Stabyhoun experience: Proud dog parent to two Stabyhouns,
Tuukka and Stella, Judy hosted two gatherings of Stabyhouns at our horse farm including Staby games and barn hunt, attended both Specialties, Specialty Committee Member, working at the most recent specialty doing registration, selling merchandise,
answering questions. Attended hunting/field Stabyhoun training
in NY, attended New Jersey gathering for Stella evaluation,
and attended the “meet the breed” at the AKC show in New York.

Prior organizations:

  • New England Pinto Horse Association – treasurer/board
    member and show management – 1998-2007
  • Mass Bay Girls Lacrosse League – Treasurer 2006 – 2008
  • Institute of Management Accountants – Treasurer then
    President 1998
  • MBA, Principal Financial Analyst – EMC
  • Nationally Registered EMT
  • Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt (process improvement)

Both My husband Chris and I love our dogs and are committed to the breed and the ASA. I have a long history of volunteering with different organizations, serving in many leadership roles. I feel the experience I gained from the previous boards can be used to help the ASA and for me to be successful in the position of VP supporting the membership and our many Stabys.


Treasurer, Christina Borst

Christina has been a member of the ASA since 2014 when the Borst family welcomed their new puppy, Star, into their family.  She has enjoyed training Star in agility, teaching him fun tricks, going for long walks, playing fetch and lots of quality cuddle time. Christina has a background in finance and accounting with a degree in audit, taxes and law from Germany.

Before children, she worked as a CPA auditing medium-sized and large corporations in Germany and the US. Most recently from 2009 to 2014, Christina volunteered her time as treasurer and financial secretary of her children’s public elementary and middle school Parent-Teacher Associations. She has also been serving on the board of their co-operative housing corporation as secretary and co-president since 2007 and 2012, respectively.

Christina and her husband Walter are committed to the Stabyhoun
breed and the ASA.


Secretary, Susie Nies

Susie Nies is an enthusiast for the working aspect of the breed
and has trained her dogs in rally, obedience and field. Susie
never turns down a task, has served on the PR committee, and now
is a member of the Breeders Advisory Committee since 2014.

Her first Staby, Brie, had one litter of 4 pups in 2011, and
one of these beautiful girls is their Diede! Diede had
her first litter in May 2014 and we are looking forward to
another perhaps next year. In addition to her two super Stabys,
Susie and her husband, Dennis Anest, share their “nest” with an
enthusiastic Toller, Nora.


Member-at-Large, Lori Raymond

Lori has been active on the ASA Education/Training committee and as a volunteer at the 10th ASA Specialty in Latrobe. She has been a member of the NVSW since 2013, and imported her dog “Intske” from the Netherlands in 2014. She returned to the Netherlands for the October 2015 Breeder’s Day in Zutphen, NL for the evaluation
of the “I” litter of Stabijkennel fan de Moaie Hovingen with judge Angelique Plasman. Lori has previously served as a chapter President for the Ruffed Grouse Society in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, and is a member of the Vermont Land Trust and Lake Champlain International. Currently, she is training Intske for
agility competition and preparing for breeding, as well as studying canine genetics and positive training techniques.