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Holmes County Dog Warden Staff

Dog Warden: Jonathan Beam

Dog Warden Beam with his dog Anna Beth

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:  Vincent  Schlauch

Vincent began working with our department in June of 2019. Vincent grew up on a large dairy farm outside of Glenmont Ohio and graduated from West Holmes High School. He attended Hocking College where he majored in Wildlife Management. Vincent’s goal is to one day open a zoo. He enjoys working with Native and exotic animals, snakes being his main interest. Some of the animals he owns and works with every day are 1 Zebra, 2 Emus, 6 Rheas, 3 Foxes, 2 Skunks, 9 Burmese Pythons and 8 Reticulated Pythons up to 18 foot long! Vincent is looking forward to helping the community in any way that he can.





Deputy Dog Warden: Michael DeWitt

Deputy Dog Warden DeWitt with his dogs Migzy and Hobbs

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.