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Dog Warden: Jonathan Beam

Jonathan has lived in Holmes County for the majority of his life with his beloved family including two brothers and a sister and is excited to marry his fiancée Ellie Shoup this Spring.

Jonathan graduated from Waynedale High School in 2010 and Ashland University in 2014 with a BS in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology. He loves spending time with his wife Ellie and his one year old son Solomon. Spending time outdoors is his biggest hobby with hunting, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking at the top of the list. Jonathan enjoys working with dogs and has a passion for helping animals who don’t get the love they deserve. The dogs nearest to Jonathan’s heart is Anna Beth his 3 year old Chesapeake Bay retriever.

Jonathan desires to serve Holmes County the best he can by building the relationship between dogs and their owners and educating the community about caring for dogs in a healthful and ethical way.

Deputy Dog Warden: Ashley Porter

Ashley is our new Deputy Dog Warden. She began working with our department in May 2016.Ashley grew up in Sugarcreek Ohio and graduated from Garaway High School. She has 18 years of experience as a veterinary assistant where she helped all types of small and large animals. She also has gained a great deal of experience as a pet groomer. She enjoys spending time with her family, husband John and two children son Cole and daughter Rylee. She has four pets that she loves spending time with and taking care of. The pets include two Shar Pei mixes Sheldon and Kripke, a cat named Trixie and Art the turtle. Ashley is looking forward to helping and educating the community in any way that she can.

Deputy Dog Warden: Michael DeWitt

Michael began working with the Holmes County Dog Warden in July of 2018. He grew up in the local area and went to West Holmes high school. After high school, he attended the University of Mount Union, majoring in the study of biology, with minors in both psychology and art. He has always been an avid animal lover and has had many dogs throughout his life. He currently has a golden retriever named Migzy, and a cat named Whizka. He enjoys to camp, hike, run, bike, paint, swim, hang with friends and family, and boat when the weather permits! Michael hopes that he can help to educate the community on common dog issues, as well as taking as best care of the dogs as possible.