Shawna, Office Manager
Hi, my name is Shawna Wilnechenko. I am mom to my 17 year old son Caileb, who is without a doubt my most favourite person ever! Our little fur baby is a Yorkie named Jax that we rescued in 2012… he is literally, my shadow. Caileb also has two guinea pigs, Apple and Chewy as well as a hamster named Peanut. Although I have no real animal training or experience I have an immense love for all animals…well, except snakes.
Prior to joining the Dawg Tired team I held various positions with Nortel Networks for 9 years. Most recently, I spent 9.5 years as the Family Services Coordinator with The Salvation Army in Red Deer. Here, I oversaw the daily operations of our Family Services office, provided management support to our thrift store in Innisfail as well as coordinated our volunteers and annual fundraising events, in addition to numerous other duties. Although I enjoyed the position, burn out set in and I felt it was time for a change… so I went back to school! I am currently working on my Bachelor’s in Human Resources and Labour Relations.
Heather and Kim approached me in the summer of 2014 to join the Dawg Tired team. With little thought required, I accepted and at the end of November Caileb and I packed up our place in Red Deer and exctiedly set up house in Calgary once again. In December 2014 my journey with Dawg Tired began and I have enjoyed every moment of it since!