Meet Our Team

Jim and Jackie Foster – Owners

Jim and Jackie are lifelong members of the community and have remained committed to their family and their careers. Jim brings a diverse business and management background to Blue Prints and believes in a customer-first, family business model. For 12 years, Jim successfully ran a landscaping business before transitioning into higher education grounds management. Jim...

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David and Melissa Spicer – Owners

David and Melissa have lived in the area for 6 generations and currently live on the family farm in Manlius, New York. In 2006, David retired from a 20-year, successful career in the masonry business. He now oversees all operations of the family’s grass-fed beef farm. Melissa is the original owner of Blue Prints Dog...

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Shea – Manager

Shea is a graduate of Canastota High School and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Le Moyne College. Shea has worked in her family business since its inception in 2011 (The Pink Pug) and has always had a love for dogs. She loves to create a sense of family at Blue Prints and...

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Alexis – Training Certified Coordinator

Alexis is a graduate of Fayetteville-Manlius high school and has an associates in Business Administration from Onondaga Community College. She joined the Blue Prints family in 2016 and brings new ideas and organization to the training team. Alexis has loved and cared for animals her entire life and is a Certified Dog Obedience Trainer through...

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Sam – Advanced and Certified Trainer

Sam is a lifetime resident of the area and graduated from C.W. Baker High School in 2010. She received her associate’s degree in computer information systems from Onondaga Community College. After receiving her degree, Sam pursued a career in animal behavior and enrolled in the Animal Behavior College dog training program. Sam is now a certified dog...

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Jim – Certified Trainer

Jim was born and raised in Syracuse and graduated from Henninger High School in 1995. He received his associate’s degree in criminal justice from Onondaga Community College and a bachelor’s degree in history from SUNY Cortland. Jim’s family always had dogs, which were all rescues. In 2013, Jim completed the Animal Behavior College dog trainer program and loves working with...

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Cait – Certified Trainer

Cait is a Certified Dog Obedience Trainer through the Animal Behavior College and a graduate of Fayetteville-Manlius High School. She completed her Animal Behavior College internship through Blue Prints Dog Studio. Upon her graduation, Blue Prints immediately asked her to join the team as a Certified Dog Trainer. Prior to working full time within the...

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Lishelle – Canine Behavior Consultant

Lishelle grew up in Albany, NY. After leaving the U.S. Air Force in 2005, she got her first corgi. Kiki was great for companionship and helped her acclimate back into civilian life. At that time, Lishelle found Kiki also provided a therapeutic effect. This helped her fall in love with all things canine/human related to...

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Brian Slick – Floor Trainer

Brian was born and raised on Long Island N.Y. He’s a 1986 graduate of Centereach High School and moved to Syracuse in 1990. He and his wife Tammy were married in 1995 and have two children. Currently working the 2nd shift as Service Supervisor at Tracey Road Equipment, Brian finds the morning shift, and care for...

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Kathryn – Floor Trainer

Kathryn is a lifetime resident of Central New York and graduated from Fayetteville-Manlius High School in 2014. She continued on to Onondaga Community College and is now in the process of completing her associate’s degree in communications. She joined the Blue Prints team in 2015 and hopes to continue her growth and knowledge in this...

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Mel – Floor Trainer

Mel was born in Harlem, NY and moved to the Bronx with her mother and stepfather when she was 11 years old. Because of her difficult childhood, Mel found love and comfort with dogs. When she was very young, she owned her first pit bull named Clyde. Clyde was Mel’s best friend and remembered how...

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Anna – Floor Trainer

Anna graduated from Fabius-Pompey high school and has lived in Syracuse her whole life. She also completed the Environmental New Visions program through OCM BOCES. Anna would stay on her Aunt and Uncle’s farm every summer and grew up with a strong love for animals. Even though she hasn’t been able to own a dog...

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