Meet Our Staff!

Suzanne Wilke Suzanne Wilke
Certified Groomer / Owner

Shirley Shirley

Michelle Vidlak Michelle Vidlak
Inn Manager

Michelle manages the Inn. She originally went to school for photography but now adding business management and accounting. She's been working with dogs specifically since she was twelve but loves all animals. Michelle's partner in crime is a chihuahua named TJ, along with Kat, a boxer mix who helps supervise the Inn. She also has two tortoises and horse. She hopes to further her education in the dog boarding industry and to help spread the word for dog socializing!

Jen Vacha Jen Vacha
Inn Supervisor

Jen came to Bark Avenue from Lincoln but was raised in Kansas. She went to CCCC in Concordia and graduated with an Associates in Animal Science. She's been in the kenneling industry for five years and would love to further her education within this industry. Jen also loves doing photography and crafting. She loves working with animals and it shows in her work. 

Steph Connolly Steph Connolly
Inn Daycare Staff

Steph was born and raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa but currently lives and loves Omaha. She graduated from UNMC with a degree in Biology. She was a medical tech but had a stroke in her late twenties. Her stroke affected her speech and limited her mobility for awhile on one side of her body. She has always had a passion for animals, especially cats and dogs. Steph is Bark Avenue's crazy cat lady and has three cats of her own, Bailey, Lucy and Tigger. She also loves hiking, cooking, movies and gardening. After her stroke she turned to animals and never went back. Her goal in life is to help programs that assist homeless families and their pets together. 

Logan Hulett Logan Hulett
Inn Daycare Staff

Logan grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska. He was previously active duty in the Navy for 5 years. Logan attends the University of Omaha and plans on getting his degree in biology. He knew he wanted to work with dogs because he loves animals and enjoys playing with dogs. Logan  also enjoys Hiking, watching movies, and taking his siberian husky, Iorek to the dog park. Someday, Logan hopes to have a wildlife conservation to help save endangered species. He would also like to travel the world! 

Dawn Zeleny Dawn Zeleny
Inn Daycare Staff

Dawn is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. She attended Westside High School and is currently taking classes at Metro to become a Vet Tech! When shes not working with dogs she enjoys her free time, latch hooking. 

Daycare Attendent

Kiley Kiley
Daycare Attendent