Meet ERC's Key Contacts

The staff at ERC is a group of experienced, talented, and accomplished professional experts. Get to know the staff below to learn about their experience and role at ERC.

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ERC's Board Members


Raj Aggarwal

Board Member, Executive,
Teacher, & Scholar


Nicole Crews

Global Diversity & Engagement Manager at Swagelok


John Dearborn

Principal at Advise and Connect, LLC


John Gadd

Chairman of Become Known
President & CEO at Hotcards


Stephen Stanisa

 Principal at HW&Co. (Retired)

Kirk Zehnder

Kirk Zehnder

CEO at Earnest

Chief Barking Officers

Cooper 400 x 300


Christine Quinn

Breed: Labrador Retriever
Gender: Male
Favorite Treat: Anything except carrots
Favorite Toy: Any toy that has stuffing
Interesting Fact: Mr. Pat Perry is my hero. Because the Quinn family already had two dogs, my mom knew I was going to be a tough sell. So, she told Mr. Perry all about me. He didn’t adopt me, but he decided to make a petition and have everyone at ERC sign it in hopes that I could become a member of the Quinn family, and it worked! I have been a member of the Quinn family for 4 years!



Tom Ault

Breed: Border Collie Mix
Gender: Female
Favorite Treat: Dogster (doggie ice cream)
Favorite Toy: Anyone’s socks or gloves
Interesting Fact: Maggie was a Christmas present for our then nine-year-old son. Santa put him in bed with him that morning, and he woke to her licking his face

Mikito with halo


Christine Quinn

Breed: Sheppard/Chow mix
Gender: Male
Favorite Treat: My mom’s “Krave bbq pork jerky”
Favorite Toy: None, toys are for the youngsters
Interesting Fact: I was the second dog to become a member of the Quinn household, and since my brother named Samson at the time was the king of the house, my dad wanted to give me a really cool name, Mikito, which is the Japanese word for Prince.



Christine Quinn

Breed: Golden Retriever
Gender: Male
Favorite Treat: Anything my mom eats, especially birthday cake!
Favorite Toy: FRISBEE, FRISBEE, FRISBEE!!! Did someone say FRISBEE?
Interesting Fact: I have an amazing talent of being able to pick up and carry multiple toys at once and will often fall asleep with them in my mouth. I love toys!



Folly Patterson

Breed: Rescue dog - we know mom was golden retriever. Varies daily as to what dad might have been
Gender: Female
Favorite Treat: Steak bone
Favorite Toy: She actually gives every toy in her toy box careful time and consideration, very thoughtful about which one to play with in the moment
Interesting Fact: She came from litter of 13 and they were all together quite some time with the mother, so she is constantly seeking a puppy moosh pile, nosing her way under anything soft she can find.



Pam Smith

Breed: 50% Norwegian Elkhound 
Gender: Female
Favorite Treat: Milk-Bones
Favorite Toy: A tennis ball
Interesting Fact: Sadie likes to go on runs in the Metroparks and chase snowballs. One of her many nicknames is Sassy Sadie, for obvious reasons.



Alex Burrows

Breed: Greyhound
Gender: Male
Favorite Treat: SnawSomes!
Favorite Toy: Fluffy, blue puppy toy
Interesting Fact:  Tito is a retired racing greyhound who competed on a track in Florida.


Chris Kutsko

Breed: Golden Retriever
Gender: Male
Favorite Treat: Anything paper…just kidding
Favorite Toy: Balls and flying saucers and balls with things attached to them
Interesting Fact: He likes to eat paper…and even ate our marriage license and my passport and various other items if left laying around. Other than that, he is an angel and never barks or has messes in the house.



Susan Chermonte

Breed: Mix
Gender: Female
Favorite Treat: American cheese
Favorite Toy: Two families had already “claimed” her at the Valley View Animal Shelter when we inquired. However, neither showed up at their designated time to take her home so she ended up with our family.