Jeff George

President

Except for a short stint in Spokane, WA, Jeff has lived and currently lives in central Ohio for most of his life.  After getting his Master’s degree in Biology Jeff started his career in teaching and retired from that in 2000.  Since then he has dabbled in various endeavors including learning the saddle making trade (thus Spokane).

Jeff has always had dogs in his life and they have dictated almost every part of his life. His family started keeping and breeding German Wirehaired Pointers in the early 70’s and began the Ripsnorter Kennel.  Jeff served as Vice President on the Board of the GWPCA during his time raising wirehairs.  Jeff switched to Pudelpointers about 15 years ago.  He has tested his dogs in NA, UT and the Invitational.  His granddaughter and grandson have both tested their dogs and his in NA.  He has hunted Turkey, Pheasant, Quail and Grouse in Ohio when there were some to hunt.  He has made many trips to western states and Michigan, alone and with his NAVHDA friends, his favorite state being Montana.

Jeff is currently a member of both the Buckeye and Mid-Ohio Chapters of NAVHDA and he looks forward to meeting many more Pudelpointer people and to working with all of the other officers of NAPS.

Adam Mayo

Vice President

Adam is a landscaper by profession but spends the rest of his time typically doing something in the dog world. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Chattahoochee NAVHDA chapter. Adam is also an avid waterfowler but doesn’t miss an opportunity to venture out on an upland opportunity.

He purchased his first Pudelpointer in 2016 after discovering the trainability and true versatility of the breed from working with a friend’s dog. After getting Deacon, it turned into a pursuit to have the true versatile dog. He has earned a UT prize in NAVHDA, Hunting Retriever Champion title in UKC, and is starting to run in UFTA events as well.

Karen Kucker

Secretary

Karen Kucker is the co-owner/breeder of Rebel Point Pudelpointers. She is currently an active member of the Mid-South NAVHDA chapter and she resides south of Nashville, Tennessee with her significant other, Brandon.

She is originally from Watertown, South Dakota where she grew up hunting and fishing with her parents.  At a young age, they instilled her passion for both hunting and fishing. As she got older that passion grew and she went on numerous big game hunts such as deer, antelope, and elk; however, her passion has always been pheasant hunting which South Dakota is well known for.  Over the years, she has enjoyed pheasant hunting with her family’s Britney Spaniels, yet she knew that she wanted to find a more versatile breed.  She heard of the pudelpointer and was extremely impressed with the breed and later that year they welcomed their first pudelpointer, Hay Devil’s Imperial Red, aka Tikka or Tiks, into their home in 2017.

Tikka quickly became Karen’s best friend and hunting companion as well as her training project and together they achieved an NA 110 in 2018. Since then, they co-produced their first litter with Tikka in 2019; The Hay Devil’s Legacy Litter which was the first Hay Devils breeding of two Hay Devils pups; Hay Devils Imperial Red and Hay Devils Czar Jager.

Currently, Brandon and Karen enjoy spending their time with Tikka and her “sister” Nova, an Australian Shepard. They love the pudelpointer personality as well as their obvious intelligence, and intense hunting drive.

Alycia Baird

Treasurer

Alycia Baird is the co-owner/breeder of Lone Pine Pudelpointers, out of Oregon. She is currently an active member of the Willamette NAVHDA chapter. Her primary profession is in accounting and she currently works for a Washington, DC tech company. She is also a semi-professional photographer and enjoys puppy portraiture.

Originally hailing from the Northern Oregon Coast, she grew up hunting and fishing with her father and brother. It wasn’t until she married her husband Mike, and he caught the hunting bug and added ducks to the game list that she got into the bird dog scene. When her husband finally got tired of fetching his own duck, they welcomed their first pudelpointer, High Lifes Jubilee, aka Callie, into their home in 2010. Callie quickly became Alycia’s training project and together they achieved an NA 112 in 2011.

They produced their first litter with Callie in 2014 and have produced 5 litters in their years of breeding. They currently own 4 pudelpointers, Ava, Zayda, Evony & Cadi, and Alycia has run dogs in 3 NA and 2 UT tests. Alycia loves the pudelpointer for their friendly demeanor, obvious intelligence, and intense hunting drive.

Larry Stone

Director of Publications

The new Board of Directors has appointed Larry Stone to the position of Director of Publications.  Larry was a founding member and instrumental in developing NAPs from the beginning.

Larry comes to us with a varied background. He has more than 26 years of active and reserve military service.  A graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, he retired at the rank of Command Sergeant Major. Larry also pursued a career in the US Postal Service holding a variety of positions to include Postmaster and Manager of Post Office Operations. His history with pudelpointers began 2002 with the purchase of his first dog from Cedarwoods Kennel. His first NAVHDA experience was extremely positive inspiring him to continue and grow his NAVHDA experiences. Larry has a 19 year history with NAVHDA where he has achieved senior judge and Aims and Rules Clinic Leader. He is the founder and owner of Stonesthrow Kennels in Bend, Oregon where he continues his work breeding, raising and training pudelpointers.