Meet The Team
Owner and Trustee, established the kennels with Sandra and Dean in the late 90's. When the site was first purchased Steve and Dean stayed on site 24/7 sleeping in the kennels with the dogs or in the van on site. Over the years Steve has worked tirelessly with Sandra to make the site 'Clarks Farm', fighting many barriers and planning regulations along the way.
Through sheer grit and determination, eventually Steve and Sandra succeeded, eventually making the kennels the site it is today, with constant development ongoing.
Regular visitors to the kennels will recognise Steve as he's notoriously shouting ( due to his deafness) and moaning about all the important things that we have no control on, but we love him for what he has achieved and the number of hounds we have rescued inbetween.
Long suffering wife to Steve, providing continued support and advice with years of knowledge of dogs in general.
Solely responsible for getting the family involved in greyhounds after purchasing Steves first greyhound in the early 90's.
The Kennels Manager, started life as a professional greyhound trainer having numerous successful racers around the country.
When Clarks Farm was purchased in the late 90's Dean along with his dad Steve took it in turns sleeping in a van at first then a shed to ensure the safety and security of the dogs whilst the site was being developed.
Dean left Clarks Farm after 5 years to become a Police officer based in the City Of London, dealing with such events as 7/7 at Aldgate, G8 & G20 riots at Bank junction later movin onto an investigaion team.
After enoying 10 years the call of the greyhounds was too much and Dean returned to Clarks Farm to work back with the animals he loves the most. Should you have any health or injury concerns regarding your greyhounds, Dean is readily available to assist.
Our longest serving staff member who has been with Clarks Farm over 10 years. We're trying hard to get rid of her but she just wont leave!! (thankfully)
Claire has an exceptional memory of dogs rehomed and instantly recognises them the moment they walk through the gate.
Part time team member, ever dependable and reliable young lady. Always willing to assist in any way. Alysha first started at Clarks Farm when she was 14 and was with us on work experience, she hasnt quite worked out how to escape, we dont want her too either.
Those who are regular visitors on a thursday will recognise our Nim. Again she started here through work experience and even though she works full time else where, Naomi is still dedicated to the cause at Clarks Farm.
She has acquired a lot of experience and skills along the way and like her sister Alysha, we would not manage without her.
Our long serving trustee, assists with the financial decisions for the charity and administrative support to the kenels.
Most people involved with greyhounds will have met Jo at some stage either at events or at the kennels.
She has a wealth of knowledge and is often off somewhere enhancing awareness of greyhounds at shows, schools or club events.
Along with her fundraising skills and leading her army of volunteers Jo regularly writes reports for local magazines, and updates the facebook page as well as doing home visits! I know where does she find the time? This is typicalof Jo's dedication and committment to Clarks Farm, she's an assett to the Clarks Farm team and we are extremely grateful to have her.
Trustee- Recently joined the charity board and has many years experience and knowledge within the greyhound industry, Amanda was once the head honcho of the RGT of which we are a branch, so i think she knows a thing or two that can only assist and enhance the charity and the kennels.
Trustee- Catherine joined the Clarks Farm team via volunteering at the kennels, since then she has been involved on a regular basis asisting the trustee team.