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AJ Vargas

Chief Executive Officer
Certified K9 Trainer
Certified K9 Handler
VA Certifying Official

AJ Vargas manages the daily operations of Custom Canine Unlimited where he has built the profitable company on the reputation of honesty and total commitment to its clients. AJ started his career in Law Enforcement in 1997 where he spent years gathering experience and training. Working in assignments such as supervisor, special operations, patrol, K-9 Handler, and K-9 Departmental Trainer.

Nadine Vargas

Chief Financial Officer

Nadine Vargas, Chief Financial Officer of Custom Canine Unlimited spent nine years gathering experience in office operation and management prior to taking on her current position with CCU. She uses this experience as the key to unlocking our business success. She played a vital role in the start of Custom Canine Unlimited and now plays the vital role in the smooth day-to-day financials operations.

Hunter Warwick

Operations
VA Certifying Official

Hunter Warwick, Operations Manager for Custom Canine Unlimited is a graduate of the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance.

Doug Smith

Chief Sales Manager
Certified K9 Handler
VA Certifying Official

Doug Smith, United States Marine Veteran and Chief Sales Manager for Custom Canine Unlimited was born in Syracuse, NY.

Deborah Clark

Kennel Division
Kennel Master
Certified K9 Handler

Deborah Clark is a trained and certified Full Service K9 handler. Deborah is currently assigned as Custom Canine Unlimited Kennel Master. Deborah has owned dogs for many years which has led to her pursuit of this industry.  Her passion to exceed, determination to learn all she can, and embed herself with the best has led her to begin her career with Custom Canine Unlimited.

Samuel "Buck" Allen

K9 Handler Training Division
Certified K9 Trainer
Certified K9 Handler

Samuel “Buck” Allen is a certified K9 Trainer for Custom Canine Unlimited currently assigned to the K9 Handler Training Division. He brings vast knowledge that spans the boundaries of higher education, law enforcement, and foreign and domestic K-9 work. His education and experience assists CCU in being a driving force in providing the highest standards of core trainers the K-9 industry has to offer.

Madi Newton

Kennel Division
Kennel Technician
Certified K9 Trainer
Certified K9 Handler

She began her work with dogs in 2020 at Custom Canine Unlimited. As a Veteran, Madi always wanted to work with K9s in the military. Madi brings her passion for dogs and training to CCU.

Adam Crenshaw

Training Division
Subject Matter Expert (SME) - Tracking, Decoy
Certified K9 Trainer
Certified K9 Handler

Adam Crenshaw is a co-founder of Custom Canine Unlimited has trained dogs since 2008 and decoying since 2006. Adam has had the privilege to decoy for countless dogs varying in breed and temperament.

Shyanne Frye

Kennel Division
Kennel Technician

Shyanne Frye, Kennel Technician for Custom Canine Unlimited. Shyanne Frye, Kennel Technician for Custom Canine Unlimited.

Brett Smyly

K9 Handler Training Division
Certified K9 Trainer
Certified K9 Handler

Brett is a Marine Corps infantryman and Afghanistan combat veteran. After his service he worked as a detention officer in a direct supervision jail environment. He is proud to join the Custom Canine team fulfilling his role as a certified K9 Trainer, Instructor, and K9 Handler.

Jesus Vargas

Veteran Care Coordinator

Scott Oakes

Manager Special Projects Division
Certified K9 Trainer

Scott Oakes is a certified K9 trainer for Custom Canine Unlimited currently assigned a manager of the Special Projects Division. Scott served eight years in the Marine Corps Infantry with combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2016 Scott completed the Custom Canine Unlimited Full Service Trainer Course.

Patrick Paquette
SME - Criminal Interdiction
Greene County Sheriff's Office
Sergeant K-9/Criminal Interdiction Unit

Patrick Paquette began his law enforcement career in 2005 after graduating from the Fulton County Public Safety Training Center.  Since then, Patrick has gained knowledge and experience through his assignments in the patrol division, as a narcotics investigator, a K-9 handler with a full service narcotic K-9, and as a member and leader of a criminal interdiction unit.

Chris Krobath

K9 Handler Training Division
Certified K9 Trainer
Certified K9 Handler

Chris Krobath a United States Navy Veteran and K9 Trainer for Custom Canine Unlimited currently assigned to the K9 Handler Training Division.

Trevor Vanhof

Regional Account Manager (RAM) - South Carolina

Trevor Vanhof, United States Marine Veteran and Regional Account Manager (RAM) for Custom Canine Unlimited. Trevor is currently assigned as an account manager for Law Enforcement and Military accounts.

Carra Anderson

Special Projects Division
Certified K9 Trainer
Certified K9 Handler

Carra Anderson is a K9 Trainer for Custom Canine Unlimited currently assigned to the Special Projects Division.

Jeff Bray
SME - Firearms/Tactics
Oakwood Police Department
Lieutenant/Training

Jeff Bray, a certified Georgia Police Lieutenant, is a multi-disciplined accredited instructor with a SWAT background dating back to 1998. His tactical background, mixed with several years as a K9 handler, gives him a unique perspective on training K9 teams.

Joshua Burnett
Regional Account Manager (RAM) - Florida

Joshua Burnett, United States Air Force Veteran and Regional Account Manager (RAM) for Custom Canine Unlimited. Joshua burnett is currently assigned as an account manager for Law Enforcement and Military accounts.

Szymon Sochacki

Special Projects Division
Certified K9 Trainer
Certified K9 Handler

Szymon Sochacki is a K9 Trainer for Custom Canine Unlimited currently assigned to the Special Projects Division.