Mentors

Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may be older or younger than the person being mentored, but she or he must have a certain area of expertise. It is a learning and development partnership between someone with vast experience and someone who wants to learn.

ABA MENTORS

American Bullmastiff Association mentors are divided into two categories: 

Group 1 mentors are primary presenters at seminars and ringside/individual mentoring sessions who are qualified because they are either breeder/judges or long-established breeders who the committee feels could facilitate at a seminar and have the experience to ringside mentor individuals who may be applying to judge Bullmastiffs.  AKC only recognizes ABA parent-club approved mentors as one of their “enriching components” (among other things needed to apply for any specific breed).  Prospective judges must have done sufficient stewarding, attend seminars/workshops, have mentors, judge sweeps or matches, attend national or regional specialties, or attend AKC-sponsored institutes.  Judges applying for their initial breed need to qualify with so many litters, so many years involvement, and so many champions produced, as well as stewarding, passing anatomy and procedural exams, judging their breed at matches, sweeps, and futurity with sufficient entries.

Group 2 mentors are individuals qualified to work with Group 1 member at seminars and do
individual mentoring to prospective judges and breeders.

 

American Bullmastiff Association Mentor List

Group 1 (primary presenters at seminars and ringside/individual mentoring sessions)

First Name       Last Name            State   Phone                Email

Pam                  McClintock           CAN     905-384-9348   pamm@niagra.com

Patricia             O’Brien                  CA        714-870-5235     bllmast@aol.com

Sheila                *Polk                     CA        925-228-3069     spolkaussi@aol.com

Carol                 +Beans**              CA       714-544-1824     anakari@aol.com 

Helene              +Nietsch*             CT        203-426-8194     helene@banstock.net

Melissa             +Bausman            FL        941-544-8608    LINMOR2@aol.com

Lynn                 Spohr                    IN        812-925-3830    lynnspohr@mac.com

Vicki                  *Allenbrand         KS        678-429-4609       blackjackdogs@earthlink.net

Virginia            *Rowland             MA      978-939-5300    blackslate@aol.com

Mary Barbara   +*Walsh                MA      617-268-0359     marybwalsh@aol.com

Anita                Migday                 MA      508-875-7086    oakridgeblm@comcast.net

Denise              *Borton                MI        269-375-0059    twinpine@mei.net

Alan                  Kalter                    MI        734-516-5160     atkalter@yahoo.com

Chris                 Lezotte                 MI        734-741-7326     happylegs@provide.net

Kathy                *Kocher                MN      763-786-0768    kathykocher@comcast.net

Sherry               Boldt                     MO      573-353-6248      sboldt@aol.com

Donna              Pendelton            OH       740-942-2624    tallyp2001@yahoo.com

Julie                  +Ahrens                OK       405-615-8900    ahrenjc@yahoo.com

Paula                Sturiale                 TX       817-312-4885      paula.sturiale@usoncology.com

Jackie               Hofer                     WA      360-521-8700     jackie.hofer@gmail.com
*Indicates breeder-judge

**Judges Education Chair

+  Indicates Judges Education Committee

 

American Bullmastiff Association Mentors List
Group 2 (qualified to work with Group 1 member at seminars and do individual mentoring)
Name and State                              Phone                                  Email
Gail Painter – AK                        907-677-7599                   greatland25@gmail.com

Taun Brooks – CA                       760-947-6257                   Lovesbullies@yahoo.com

Connie Urbanski  – CA                650-302-3660                   whiskeyhill@msn.com

Heather Johnson – CO                719-650-2227                     dogtrn@msn.com  

Sergio/Kara  Gonzales –FL         561-746-0607                   perfectporter10@aol.com

Valerie Vessey – FL                     352-799-3277                    v_vessey@yahoo.com

Kathryn Roberts – GA                678-614-9889                   starrdog01@aol.com

Susan Crawford – IL                   815-343-5698                   dox-bullmastiffs@hughes.net

Lynne Angelos – IL                     847-746-2440                   lynneangelos@gmail.com

Patty Sosa – LA                           504-236-3774                   bandog@charter.net

Ira Kaplan – MA                          908-625-2005                   oakridgeblm@comcast.net

Michele McGovern -MA             508-865-7325                   polaristhewayout17@msn.com

Chris Rasmussen – MD              301-213-4222                      exlibrisbmf@gmail.com

Anna Figueroa – MI                    616-538-1807                    annafig1@yahoo.com

Ben Baratto-MN                         507-452-8456                   watersedgebmf@charter.net

David Spong – MN     763-972-2752              davidaspong18@gmail.com

Linda Neville  – NJ       732-774-6235             lindart@msn.com

Joe Matano – NJ        732-363-0129              FarIsleBM@aol.com

Becky Martin – OH     330-898-3001             BOBECK02@aol.com

Anne Wallick – OH     330-447-1242              awlkm6@frontier.com

Peter/Bodil Aczel – PA           215-536-8884              peteraczel@verizon.net

Gerald/Karen Cole – VA         276-669-3273              elocdogs@aol.com

Barbara Long – WA    360-482-5600             barberic@centurytel.net

Jane Treiber – WA       360-623-5050             janetreiber@yahoo.com

Howard Gussis – WI   847-347-8518             HGUSSIS@aol.com