Although there are certain techniques that Willow Creek uses for training, we also recognize that many different approaches work to get the same result. We are constantly experimenting and looking for easier and more effective ways to achieve the same goal. Over the years, Willow Creek has trained and handled more than 70 AKC Master Hunters under Chad’s direction.
Integrity, honesty, and ethics are core principles at Willow Creek. As a breeder of German Shorthaired Pointers, Chad has diligently researched bloodlines and hunting ability through many generations, and he strives to produce dogs that are right for today’s hunters and pet owners.
Trainer / Bird Keeper – Minnesota
With his years of experience handling dogs coupled with his hard work ethic and passion for hunting, Charlie is a great asset to the Willow Creek training team.
Assistant Manager / Trainer
Jordan achieved his Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources with a Minor in Fisheries and Wildlife from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He worked many different jobs in college, including working at a petstore where he could enjoy another passion of his, “fish!” After college, Jordan lived in Bowling Green, OH, where he worked as a Fisheries Technician on Lake Erie. He mapped the Maumee Bay to better understand the structure that juvenile walleye use to survive.
Jordan’s wife received a job working as a hydrologist for the Minnesota DNR, which brought him to Brainerd, MN. At Willow Creek, he handles customer communications, trains our breeding animals as well as customer dogs. His passion for dogs and positive nature makes him a great fit for the Willow Creek team.
Jordan is a natural with the dogs. He has trained dogs from start to finish at Willow Creek. He has learned our system well and we are seeing very good results out of his dogs.
Jordan has taken an interest in NSTRA trials. Last year (2016) Jordan took a 3rd place in his first trial with his 1 year old English Setter Ryder. Ryder was braced against a 4x Champion and beat him. Go Jordan and Ryder! He is looking forward to this spring’s NSTRA trials.