Who We Are

We are a group of Volunteers and Veterans who are looking to better the lives of those who have served our country. We are a registered 501(c)3 not-for profit organization.

Jessica Wilcome - President

A few years ago, I adopted a dog and she changed my life for the better in so many ways. I finished college a little later in life than most, and in my last class an Air Force Veteran gave a lecture about PTSD. Towards the end he mentioned companion animals. Having loved ones of my own who were impacted by PTSD following their time in the service, I easily understood how a dog could improve their life and human relationships. I look forward to working with our team to help Veterans in the West Michigan area!

Clyde Sinclair - Air Force Veteran and Vice President

Clyde has served as K9 Camo Companion’s Vice President since its inception, and as such he brings a special passion for helping veterans. He is a Vietnam era veteran, with a special interest in seeing that veterans in need receive the help they deserve. In addition to K9 Camo Companions, Clyde is active in the Boy Scouts and the American Legion.

Jeff Schleinz - Combat Veteran and Board Member

I served in the U.S. Army, 2 combat tours. I too have a rescue dog, Katie. She helps me with the everyday troubles of PTSD.  I’m proud to have the opportunity to help fellow brothers and sisters through K9CC of West Michigan.

Additional Board Members and Volunteers

Teresa Sombati – Lead Dog Trainer

Trisha Bassler – Administrative Assistant

Kim Carle – Veteran Coordinator

Sandi VandenHeuvel – Board Member

Lori Vorpi – Veteran Support,  Events and Fund Raising

Krista Koster – CPA, Board Member