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Board of Directors

Gary D. Nice, Director

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Sara Nice, Director

Sara Nice is a member of the board of directors. Her qualifications include graduating with a BS degree in Radio/TV/Film from Texas Christian University. In 1996 she went to work for ERN Radio Network as a board operator and within two years was Director of Production, working with all the networks clients and stations. She moved on to work for Talk ONE as Director of Operations, her responsibilities included managing the network employees and working toward client satisfaction as well as production of the programming. In 2003, the marketing and promotion department was also put under her management. During this time, she has created marketing and promotion campaigns for several of Talk ONE’s clients ranging from health, finances to sports.

Bruce Schultz, Director

Bruce has been showing dogs since 1971 and has been a professional dog handler since 1975. He is a member of the Professional Handlers Association since 1985, and a Board member since 1996. He is also a member and registered handler of the American Kennel Club, Handlers Association since 2002. He was awarded Top Male Dog Handler in 1990 and was nominated in 1987,1988,1989,1990. He has been featured on television on both ESPN and 60 Minutes.

Bruce has developed a renowned reputation as a Professional Handler, showing literally hundreds of dogs over a career spanning for more than 35 years, including 200 + Best In Show awards and a number of Group 1's and group placements in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, televised each year.

A sample of career highlights:

German Shorthair owned by Dr Gary Stone and Carol Chadwick 1986-1988; the top winning German Shorthair of all time.

  • 150 Group 1's and 49 BIS, National BISS
  • Two Time Group winner at Westminster Kennel Club

He has also worked judging at dog shows including:

  • Santa Barbara K.C. Match 2003,2004,20005
  • German Shorthair Pointer Club of America Top Twenty event 2003
  • Golden Retriever Review Futurity Stake, 2000
  • Southern California Beagle Club Sweepstakes 2000
  • Scottish Deerhound Club of America Western Regional Specialty Sweepstakes 1999
  • Federation Conofila Mexicana Show, Tournament of Champions, Mexico City, 1992
  • Kennel Club of Brazil, 1999

Jeff Sedivic, Director

Jeff has served in many capacities in public and community services within the State of California including a firefighter, paramedic and government. His professional experience is listed below:

  • Past President -California State Firefighters
  • Transition Team member - Governor Schwarzenegger
  • Commissioner - Governors Blue Ribbon Commission
  • Commissioner - Seismic Safety Commission
  • Governor appointed Member - Ca Emergency Response Training Advisory Committee
  • A/Captain- Santa Ana City Fire Department
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - Santa Ana City Fire Department
  • EMS Quality Assurance Evaluator - Santa Ana City Fire Department
  • Paramedic/ Preceptor - Santa Ana City Fire Department
  • Apparatus Committee Chair - Santa Ana City Fire Department
  • USAR Team Member - Santa Ana City Fire Department
  • Divemaster/rescue diver - Chieftain Dive boat
  • Executive Editor - Fire Service Magazine
  • Monthly Columnist - Fire Service Magazine
  • Editorial Advisory Board - Fire Engineering/EMS Magazine
  • Rescue/Paramedic - CART Auto Racing Long Beach
  • Regional Pre-hospital Care Coordinator - Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee

Affiliations/Memberships

  • California State Firefighters Association - International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • National Fire Protection Association - International Association of Building Officials
  • Orange County Firemen’s Association - Police Officers Research Association of CA
  • Republican National Committee –Delegate

Gary Allison, Director

Gary Allison, born in 1960, is married and lives in Southern California. Gary has worked for over 17 years in the Pet Industry. He is self-employed as a distributor and representative of Redbarn pet products. As Redbarn representatives Gary and his wife, Susan are in the dog show and dog sports community each week talking with dog owners and clubs as they travel to conformation, obedience and agility events in the Western United States. Gary is also the owner/operator of a successful e-commerce website: redbarnguy.com.

Gary is a past President of the Mojave Desert Golden Retriever Club and resides as a director on their board. He has served as kennel manager for Dr. W. Jean Dodds canine blood bank, “Hemopet” Gary is also active in supporting many dog rescue groups and breed clubs throughout the United States.

Having lost several beloved pets to cancer over the years, Gary is dedicated to helping the National Canine Cancer Foundation work to find a cure for this disease.

Michael Foudy, Director

Michael, born 1951, is Chairman of the Board of Stonehenge Capital Partners, Inc. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1973 and received a Juris Doctorate from the University Of Arizona College Of Law in 1976.  In 1974, he cofounded and built WFC/Westcom, which became the largest advertising and PR firm in the Southwest. 

Michael Foudy has extensive experience as a counselor to financial and real estate companies. Mr. Foudy managed the marketing communications for the liquidation of over 6,000 units of residential property that had been foreclosed on by First City Bank Corporation of Houston, Texas during the 1987/1990 time period. Mr. Foudy also managed the rebranding and relaunch of marketing and sales programs for Fairfield Homes Green Valley, Arizona unit in 1991/1992.

Mr. Foudy wrote the book Reinventing America that was published by the Institute for American Democracy in 1992.  Between 1981 and 1992 Mr. Foudy served as Executive Director of the Arizona Public Service Company Shareholder’s Association, later the Pinnacle West Capital Corporation Shareholder’s Association.

Mr. Foudy has been active in a variety of charitable and community organizations including the Tucson Free Clinic, Tucson Community Food Bank, Arizona Opera Company and Southwestern Film Consortium.  He served on the Foundation for American Liberty and the American Initiative Committee Boards of Directors and was Editor of the American Initiative Newsletter. Mr. Foudy currently serves on the Board of The Democracy Foundation.

Elicia Calhoun, Director

Elicia is a world renowned competitor and agility dog training who travels throughout the US, Japan, Europe and Australia hold seminars. Elicia personally started and funded the National Canine Cancer Foundations’ Suni Fund.  The Fund is named after her dog Suni, who was the reigning 2006 AKC 16" National Champion who died of Hermangiosarcoma.

Elicia has also started and has maintained a chapter of the NCCF’s Suni Fund in Japan, Australia and Germany.

Keith Cameron, Director

Keith has more than 18 years of business and marketing experience.  He has owned his own marketing and promotions business for the last 15 years, specializing in marketing, advertising, personal business consulting, and public relations.  He has developed marketing and advertising campaigns in numerous fields, ranging from the restaurant business to political campaigns to joint ventures with a wide variety of businesses. In addition, he has also created and run various sports promotions and charity events.

Keith teaches individual businesses how to generate additional income for their business by forming strategic alliances with other businesses in or out of their field.  He has also been a speaker at marketing seminars teaching business owners and individuals the art of joint venturing.

Mr. Cameron has also been an active board member of The South Bay Sensation, a Non- Profit organization, for over 10 years.  The South Bay Sensation allows for young athletes to compete in sports and helps them in their quest to receive collegiate scholarships.  Over 35 athletes have gone on to play collegiate ball on scholarship after participating in the The South Bay Sensation sports program. He has also coached high school sports for over 16 years.

Dottie Simmons Parham, Director

Dottie has almost 35 years of direct marketing fundraising experience.  After seven years at Craver, Mathews, Smith and Company, where she spent the early years of her career learning and honing her fundraising and analytical skills, she moved to Arizona where she founded WFC Direct, the direct marketing arm of one of the Southwest’s leading advertising agencies.  She continued to raise money for local and national political and non-profit clients including Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Morris K. Udall and Scottsdale Center for the Arts.  She also expanded her resume to include commercial accounts such as Southwest Savings, Baker University, Blue Chip Computers and Trillium Telephone Systems.

Moving back to the East Coast in 1988, she worked as an independent consultant and also for several large fundraising agencies including OMP, where she progressed from Senior Analyst to Director of Integrated Marketing to Vice President.  She joined CELCO in 2001 as Vice President and is co-owner with Barbara Sims, President.

Given a background that includes both the “science” and the “creative” of non-profit fundraising, public relations and advertising, Dottie offers a mature numbers and marketing approach to meeting and exceeding our clients’ goals and challenges.  In recent and previous years, her disciplined and aggressive approach to new member acquisition helped her clients such as the American Civil Liberties Union, Oxfam America , Natural Resources Defense Council, Greenpeace USA and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF significantly grow their membership, while improving their net income and strengthening their long-term fundraising and communications strategies.

Dottie attended Elon University 1972-1974, located in Elon, North Carolina.  She lives with her husband, Alan, and Gracie and Lucy, the Labrador Retrievers.  Dottie works full time for CELCO from her future “mountain/retirement” home in Asheville, NC or her current home in Homewood, Alabama.  In her spare time, she is happiest just about any place outdoors with her two beloved pups or cheering on the Redskins from Fed Exp field.