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. 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 are his dog Beammer and his family’s dog Abbey. Beammer is a young and energetic three-year-old Australian Shepherd and Abbey is a wise and sweet fourteen-year-old Labrador 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: Scott Goodland
Scott joined our department in June 2013. He lives in the Millersburg area with his wife Renee and their cat Tessa.
Scott retired from the U.S. Military in 2001 after serving 21 years as a Navy Corpsman with the United States Marine Corps. In addition to his combat medical experience, Scott has a background in Law, having attended the Naval Criminal Justice School. Scott is an avid outdoorsman and volunteers for the ODNR as both a Hunter and Trapper Education Instructor. In his spare time he enjoys running, bicycling, hiking, hunting, and fishing.
Scott would like the community to view the Dog Warden’s Department as the number one resource in Holmes County for public education on canine topics, dog welfare, and the best place for strays to be taken to and adopted from.
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.