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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Mary Beth – Manager and Certified Trainer

Mary Beth is an Animal Behavior College-certified dog trainer and brings years of experience to the Blue Prints team. She is passionate and committed to positive reinforcement training and continues to advance her career through participating in professional seminars. She has earned her CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed) through the Certification Council of Professional Dog...

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Shea – Administrative Assistant

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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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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Alexis – Training Certified Coordinator

Alexis is a graduate of Onondaga Community College with an associate’s in business administration. She has loved and cared for animals her entire life and is currently attending the Animal Behavior College to become a certified dog trainer. Alexis worked as a grooming and kennel assistant for 2 years and brings organization to our training team. She especially...

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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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Nicole – Certified Trainer

Nicole grew up in Brewerton, New York, and graduated from Bishop Grimes High School. After attending 3 years of college for fitness development, she realized her passion was in training dogs. A graduate of the Animal Behavior College, Nicole has begun the process of becoming CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers) accredited. After interning...

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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 positive environment....

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Noël – Floor Trainer

Noël is a lifetime resident of Central New York. She enjoys working within the daycare setting and has broadened her knowledge and training experience working with the Blue Prints team. At home, she cares for a variety of animals and in her free time, she enjoys her time at the YMCA, playing piano, and enjoying the great outdoors....

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