Meet Our Team

Located in Fenton, Missouri

Our team at Sled & Breakfast are knowledgable in dog behavior and training, and are able to take a hands on role each day while working with your dog in daycare, boarding, or training.

Melissa Chestnut


As a lifelong resident of south St. Louis County, I am excited to be starting this new business adventure just a few miles from where I grew up. My family always had labradors, so after rescuing our first husky, I quickly learned that this was the breed I was meant to have. I was born a dog lover. My favorites are the big, slobbery, hairy, snugglers that think they are lap dogs. I have never met a dog I didn’t like and have always wanted to work at a place where I was surrounded by them. I feel very fortunate to now be able to own a business focused on the four-legged friends that I love.

Since graduating from Mizzou, I have worked in small businesses and as an entrepreneur. Before having my daughter, I was co-owner of a family construction business. Now that she’s getting older, it feels like the perfect time to combine my business knowledge and passion for dogs into Sled & Breakfast. My other passion is scuba diving and all things in the ocean; my husband, daughter and I love to travel any chance we get. I’m sure you’ll get to meet them both along with our three rescue dogs, Hearty, Sparkle, and Bob around the daycare.

KC Trueman

CEO & Director of Marketing

Growing up in central Illinois, I’ve always loved dogs. I always said as a little girl, when I grew up, I’d either be a Jazzercise instructor or I’d work with dogs. And if you’re reading this bio, you can see which one adult-me chose!

I adopted a black pittie mix in 2015 named Zoe. She taught me how to care for dogs and has loved challenging me daily ever since. Two years later, we adopted a Golden Retriever named Moose. This pup is my heart dog, and you’ll never meet a sweeter, goofier dog out there.

I have volunteered at local rescues and shelters, taking portraits of adoptable dogs and cats looking for homes. Being a pet photographer has helped me find my love for dogs and has led me to where I am now.

I am so thankful for this team at Sled & Breakfast! These are truly some of the biggest dog-lovers in the world and they are such an incredible group of people to work with!

When I’m not at Sled & Breakfast, you can usually find me at home on the couch with my husband and sons, binge watching The Office or some other comfort show.

Stacie Gronemeyer

General Manager

I have loved animals of all species and sizes for as long as I can remember, and I always knew that I’d end up working with them as a career in some capacity. I have an associate degree in veterinary technology from Jefferson College and worked for eight years in the veterinary field.
My animal family is relatively large and seemingly ever-expanding. My husband and I have two dogs: Cap’n Diesel and Remy, two horses: Boo and Rhett, two goats: Frumpleupagus and Neville, and a crazy cat named Gimli. Each one of them has their own personality and a special place in my heart.
I absolutely love working at Sled and Breakfast. We have an incredible team established here, our customers are great to work with and I always enjoy interacting with them, but what I love most about this place is, of course, the dogs!

River Robinson


After living in a small town in central Illinois my whole life, I moved to Fenton with my family in 2020. As a kid it was my dream to work with animals. I had pets of all kinds my entire life, from dogs and cats, to lizards and a chinchilla. I love all types of dogs of course, but I tend to gravitate to the mutts!

When I heard Sled and Breakfast was opening, I knew it would be a perfect fit for me! At the time I was caring for our elderly dogs, Murphy and Peyton, and I wanted to use the skills I’d learned to make sure other dogs could have a fun and safe time during their stays away from home.

Working with the team at Sled and Breakfast has been incredible. Everyone brings their own knowledge and experience with them, and the dogs are always the priority. I’m very proud to work with so many kind and understanding people.

Outside of work, I spend a lot of time playing with my own dogs at home and taking care of my fish tanks!

Will Zeisset


I grew up outside a small town in Illinois on a cattle farm which is where I first developed my love of animals. I had a dog named Dancy that was such an amazing dog and always kept an eye on my sisters and I growing up. After we left the farm, my family got another dog named Gidget who is so sweet and recently had her 14th birthday!

After some time, I landed in Saint Louis and applied to Sled and Breakfast as a yard attendant, and I could have never guessed how my life would change.

A few months after starting at S&B I adopted my husky, Karma. She was boarding long term there and was in need of a forever home and I luckily was able to give her one with me. Soon after that I started dating my girlfriend Hailey who was working at S&B and had also just adopted a long-term boarding dog who needed a home named Yadi. Together we have created our own little family with our pups and our home is filled with so much love and joy. I never expected my life to be where it is now, and it all started at Sled and Breakfast.

When I’m not at S&B I can be found at home with Hailey and the pups or spending time with my parents and sisters and the rest of my family.

Maggie Marty-Achs


I am a St. Louis local who recently left the inner city for High Ridge. I’m 27-years-old, and I’ve been working in the doggy daycare industry since 2017. I was a manager at a very popular doggy daycare in the Saint Louis region for 5-6 years. I tried the veterinary world, but I found myself wishing for more one-on-one interaction with dogs and specializing in dog body language and behavior, so daycare is the place for this dog-lover. I am also Canine CPR and First Aid Certified.
I have a terrier mix of my own named Mae, and she and my girlfriend, Taelor, are my best friends.
I was so excited when Sled & Breakfast hired me! We do things right here!

Logan Boyle

Director of Training

Growing up as an animal lover, I knew I’d always work with animals. From the dogs we had as family pets to owning my own variety of animals of all sizes. I graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at Jefferson College in May 2020. I’ve worked as a veterinary technician for 6 years at a few different veterinary clinics around the area, but animal behavior has been my passion for many years.

It all started when I got my first dog, Bandit. A beagle/boxer mix that I got when starting the vet tech program. Bandit showed great potential as a puppy, a mischievous one at that. Bandit has been my right hand & best friend through life & medical changes over the years. Bandit has many different obedience & trick titles then eventually became my medical alert service dog. Then Riot came along, Riot is my black Labrador Retriever I got as my trial sport dog/service dog prospect, he is still young but definitely loves to work & dock diving with his friends on our team. He has shown great success in the time I have had him. I also have a mixed breed puppy that was dumped at a previous vet clinic I worked at. She was originally supposed to be a foster dog, well I guess you can call her a foster fail. Her name is Nelli & she is the cutest little girl & greatest addition to the family.

When I’m not working or training my own dogs, I enjoy spending time with my family & relaxing with a good book or movie. I’m looking forward to my adventure being the Director of Training at Sled & Breakfast and can’t wait to meet you & your fur babies!