Barbara and Chris Telesmanic live in San Diego California with their two pit bulls Rocco and Josie, plus barn cat Dexter, and a barnyard full of chickens! Both Originally from New Jersey, Barb and Chris reconnected on the West Coast and were married in 2007. Barbara is a registered nurse at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego. Chris recently used his experience as a foreman for the San Diego electrical union to start his own business. Barb and Chris founded SoCal Pitbull TEAM with their pit bull, Buddy. Buddy was a complex rated certified therapy dog who crossed the rainbow bridge with his pit bull sister Bella and Brother Vinny. Buddy twice received the highest ranking a therapy dog can achieve. As SoCal Pitbull's original Street TEAM, Buddy and Barb provided out reach programs and dog safety demonstrations in Southern California and were ambassadors in the community. Rocco and Josie are training for their canine good citizenship certification. Barb and Chris became fast friends and kindred spirits with co-founders Jason and Corinne while the two gals met as volunteers for pinups for Pitbulls in 2009.
Jason and Corinne D'Ambrosio live in Huntington Beach, CA with their son, Rome, and his two best pibble friends, Baloo and Luna. Baloo was pulled from the euthanasia list of a Ventura area high-kill shelter by San Diego based rescue, It's The Pits, and joined the family in 2012. Baloo loves positive reinforcement training, which helps him to focus and burn off his boundless energy! He earned his AKC Canine Good Citizenship certification in 2015. Luna is a shy little petite pittie pulled from the Carson shelter by a local rescue. She helps the family exercise their compassion daily by working to help her overcome her timidity. Jason has his first level ciccerone and second level sommelier, and works as a National Accounts Manager for Firestone Walker Brewing Company out of Paso Robles. Corinne has a business background and brings that to SoCal Pitbull TEAM, as well as to her work as a technical sales expert and consultant in a highly specialized scientific field. She is also a Yoga Teacher (her favorite pose is Upward Facing Dog of course!) Jason and Corinne met in 2005 and married in 2010, and love having puppy play dates with the Telesmanic Trio!