Our Team

Gail Kassie-Matin


Gail is a 21 year Banking veteran who realized that the next stage of her career was destined to be focused on her true passion; dogs. In addition to being the mother of 3 daughters and 3 dogs, Gail started small by boarding in her home and gained more insights from attending a professional dog care internship program.

You can contact Gail at: Gail@BowWowCountryClub.com

Neil Matin



Neil is a creative entrepreneur with over 30 years in the seafood industry. He has been around dogs all his life and has never met a dog he has not been able to get to warm up to him! He is passionate and comfortable with all dogs and is very knowledgeable in their handling. With his food production background, it was a natural fit for Neil to develop our delicious, healthy, high quality raw dog food, RAWGANIC. He had many volunteers ready to test it during development!

You can contact Neil at: Neil@BowWowCountryClub.com

Kathryn Matin

Chief Business Development Officer

Kathryn is a recent business grad. After being out in the corporate world for a few years, she decided to join the family business due to her love of dogs. Living in the Bow Wow Country Club house, Kathryn also takes on the role of Chief Sleeps with Dogs Officer.

You can contact Kathryn at: Kathryn@BowWowCountryClub.com

Emily Walsh

Assistant Manager, Rawganic

Emily loves all animals and believes that you can never have too many. She currently owns a 200 lb St Bernard named Zeus, 5 cats, and a fish. Add 2 kids and a full-time job to the list, and it keeps her on her toes!

Emily joined our team in January 2016 working with the dogs, and soon after went into the production of raw food when RAWGANIC was launched in April 2016. She works daily, making all the food and treats from scratch, She still helps with the dogs when needed and also enjoys helping maintain the 47 acre property.

In her spare time, Emily is also part of the Arts Spotlight Theatre Company in Newmarket, and performs in musical theatre competitions and shows in Canada and the USA.

You can contact Emily at: Emily@BowWowCountryClub.com

Desiree Dieckmann


Upon graduating high school, Desiree was thinking about her career options and decided to let her love of animals guide her path. She volunteered at animal shelters and took a bathing job in a dog grooming salon. There, she learned the ins and outs of grooming, and fell in love!

Now after 4 years of learning skills and fine tuning technique, she has come to Bow Wow as well trained Groomer, joining our team in December 2016.

You can contact Desiree at: Desiree@BowWowCountryClub.com

Visit our Grooming page!