Trent Steele- Co-Founder/President with Alex and Buck
Trent is the Co-Founder to SMDD. He helped start if back in 2009 with Tiffany Flach. He is the current president.
He has two dogs, Alex and Buck. Alex is the one that helped start the club as well. They have traveled all over the country going to DockDogs events.
Lisa Hudgens - Past President and Regional DockDogs Worldwide Rep
Susie, Lacie, and Kix
Corey Carson with Jasper
Jasper is a boxer pit mix. We joined SMDD last year in hopes that she would like the water but she was absolutely terrified. We went to the water everyday hoping she would swim but she stood on the bank whining. Till one day we was at ijames with friends and I jumped off the rock and jasper thought I fell in... this crazy 7 month old puppy jumps off a 25 foot rock into the water! Everyone was so shocked. Now it is hard to keep her out of the water.
Theresa and Matthew Cooper with Indy, Toews, Grae, and Nado
Matt and Theresa have been competing since the fall of 2012., when Theresa wandered into a dog festival with indy and saw a dockdogs set up. they only jumped once, but that was all it took. they immediately signed up to become club members as well as dockdogs worldwide members. several years later finds us members of several affiliate clubs and competing now with 4 of our 6 dogs. we believe there is nothing better to do on a hot summer day, than to be outside, hit the dock and play with your best friend.
Bill Hall and Murphy
Bill Hall and Murphy have been jumping with us for a few years now. Murphy will be 12 this year, and is as energetic as ever. Still visiting kids at Childrens Hospital.
Matthew Gyurgyik with Alli, Evee, and Hannah
Alli and I have been dock diving for the last three years. We started at Summer on Broadway in Maryville with a 17ft jump and the rest was history. Alli managed to make it to finals in Iron Dog Warrior (2017) and Speed Retrieve Express (2018) at Worlds! This crazy pup continues to impress! Her sister's Hanna and Eevee aren't fans of the water and thinks Alli is nuts! However, in good sisterly fashion, they her biggest cheerleaders!
Tom Adkins with Baker
Tom and Baker have been jumping with us for a year. Baker is a total loves the water and tries to bite at it while jumping in. Both are adventure seekers and best buds.
Kaye Noble - Vice President with Team Tank
I have four dogs at home, Megan 12, Molly 8, Boomer 6 and then there's Tank. Molly and Boomer also did dockdiving and still do during practice but Tank has taken the spotlight. He has been a great addition to the crew and keeps us on our toes. I started out in the club as a member, thanks to Trent, on to a board member, then to secretary, and now to Vice President. It has been an exciting journey and can't wait to see what 2019 brings!
Treasurer - Hannah Wolf with Skye, Samie, and Ryah
This is our 2nd season with Smoky mountain DockDogs. We Moved to Tennessee Feb 2018 and we have loved every moment of it. We are excited to introduce Ryah ( a 15 month Belgian Malinois) this year to our team! I rescued her in October 2018. She has only jumped off the dock a couple of times for fun , but she’ll start competing this year with us! Other than DockDogs we love to hike with friends and compete in frisbee league! Samie doesn’t compete but she’s our biggest fan/cheerleader.
Kim Dunn and Katie Dunn with Edgar, Ronny Graham, and Johnny Drama
Kim Dunn is owner of Smoky Mountain K9 Sports. She has many animals, but loves the pointy ears. Edgar, Ronny. and Drama are her dock divers. Edgar started it off by jumping off the dock starting at 1-2 feet. Now they have a pool in their yard. Katie is an awesome handler too, She jumps all three dogs.
Kim is also famous for bringing amazing doughnuts. She has been to every well known doughnut shop on the east coast.
Jane Griess and Pippa
Jane and Pippa have been active members in SMDD. Pippa of course loves the water and long strolls on the beach. Jane loves that dockdiving wears Pippa out!
Brooke Shannon with Sophie, Drake, and Dallas
Sophie is the heart and soul of our team. She is the dog that got me into this sport 5 years ago. We have been with SMDD for 5 years, and this is our 6th.
Drake is the comic relief of the team. He has been invited to the world championship twice. He has been doing this for 4 years, making this his 5th season.
Dallas just learned how to play last year. This is his second full season. He is entertaining and a constant reminder that prescience pays off. He learned to swim when he was 5 years old, and competed in is first DockDog event later that year.
Lisa Williams with King
King loves the pool so much it can be a funny show of getting him out. As a Novice jumper this team hopes to get better with this season. King’s primary sport is Schutzhund (IPO/IGP) and Dock Diving is just for fun, why not- it’s a blast with SMDD!
Kurt and June Hagman with Curly and Cersei
June’s Dock Dog Curly is in training to be a dock diver - he just learned to swim last fall and he loves to jump. His biggest problem, he he’s cold a lot since he has no fur!
Kurt plans on working with Cersei. She is daughter of dock diving mama, Khaleesi. And she began her career at 6 months. She loves it so much that she jumps over barrier gates and fences to get in the water.