President: Lisa Bycroft
Lisa comes to High Aim with nearly 10 years of leadership experience with
service dog organizations. She brings expertise in public relations and
event planning to our team. Lisa is certified as an AKC Canine Good Citizen
Evaluator and has trained her own dogs in obedience, rally and agility.
Vice President: Stacey Ludlow, M.D., CPDT-KA
Stacey Ludlow is a pediatrician and has been in practice at the Young
People’s Clinic in Tulsa for 14 years. She is also a certified pet dog trainer and teaches dog obedience at K9 Manners and More. She is married to Bill Ludlow, an engineer at CareFusion, and they have two sons, Will and Matt, who attend Jenks High School. Stacey, with the help of her family, has been SDIT Tedward’s puppy raiser/trainer
for the past year and a half.
Secretary: Sunny Leigh
Before her radio career, Sunny was a 7th grade science teacher, worked with dolphins, otters, and sea turtles at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and was “Miss Florida Citrus 1998” where she traveled across the United States and internationally as the “Goodwill Ambassador” promoting orange juice. Sunny is a board member of AWRT (American Women in Radio and Television).
Treasurer & Chair of the Client Selection Committee: Janet Borden, MSW
Janet Borden is the proud parent of a son with an autistic spectrum disorder who has utilized a service dog for many years. She is a dedicated advocate and serves in multiple capacities at state and local levels. It is Janet’s passion to see that all community members have access to choice and independence. Her son’s words inspire her, “With the right supports, in the right environment, I have no disability.” She has been married for 26 years to Phil Borden and they have two sons who both attend college. Two High Aim dogs, Aimee and Charger, have trained in Janet’s home.
Mary Green, CPDT-KA, ACDBC
Mary has been training & showing dogs since 1985 earning many titles in obedience, agility, rally and conformation. She has been instructing group obedience classes since the late ‘80s. Attending the yearly APDT Educational Conferences and other training seminars gives Mary a great opportunity to keep current on the science and art of training animals while learning from the world’s most notable scientists, trainers and behaviorists. With the use of positive reinforcement training, Mary’s teaching methods foster a spirit of cooperation between dog and owner. Mary is a columnist for Tulsa Pets magazine and a monthly guest-expert on KOTV Noon News on 6.
Chair of the Dog Training Committee: Kim Sykes, CPDT-KA
Kim began training dogs with a foster dog, Audrey, that she later adopted and
successfully showed in obedience and agility competitions and starred in a
video “Amazing Trick Training.” Not long after joining Mary Green and K9 Manners & More, Kim was asked by a client to help her train a dog to be the client’s service dog. Kim has also been a short term foster home and trainer for several High Aim Assistance Dogs in Training including Charger, Aimee, Teddy and Freddy.
Jennifer Patton, DVM
Jennifer Patton is a veterinarian and has been in practice for over 10 years. She is currently Chief of Staff of the Banfield Pet Hospital in Broken Arrow, OK. Her primary focus is preventive medicine, helping to ensure that companion pets and service animals can stay active with their families for as long as possible. She enjoys training her dogs, Rowdy and BB (German Shepherd Dogs) and Dilbert (Labrador) for competition obedience and agility. She is married to John Patton, purchasing manager for MetCutInc., and in their free time, they enjoy spending time outdoors.
Advisers to High Aim
Judy McCarter has been an occupational therapist for 30 years working in education and private practice with specialization in autism spectrum disorders and sensory processing disorders. She does consultations in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri, and has spoken at international, national, regional, state and local conferences on sensory processing disorder and behavior. She is an associate of the Behaviordoctor.org. and is currently working on her post professional doctorate in occupational therapy.
Janet Willis, RN, Ph.D.
Janet Willis is a Registered Nurse and Licensed Psychologist who practiced critical care nursing for 13 years before earning a Ph.D. in Psychology. She has been a Licensed Psychologist specializing in Clinical Child with an emphasis in neurological disorders/chronic illness for more than 20 years. She is currently in private practice. She is married to Rick Willis, who owns and operates Willis and Associates Logistics, Inc. Together they have two married daughters, 3 grandchildren, and a black lab, Tater. Tater enjoys running with Mom and fishing/camping with Dad.