Our Principals

 

 

D. Scott Pfeil
Principal and President

Scott is an internationally respected sighthound authority who, along with his husband James Donahue, has had a great success breeding and exhibiting Afghan Hounds, Salukis, Italian Greyhounds, and Greyhounds.

For many years Scott has been the cluster chair of both the Windy City Cluster and the Cool Cluster in the Chicago suburbs. These two highly successful dog show clusters have been nominated for Show of the Year awards and receive countless accolades from exhibitors, judges, spectators, and vendors alike. He has been able to grow the clusters into nationally recognized events while providing a safe environment, even during the challenging years of the COVID pandemic. These successful show clusters are a testament to his commitment to detail when putting on nothing less than a first-class event.

He is also the director of procurement for a large education company in the Chicago area.

Erika Wyatt
Principal and CFO

Erika is  a partner at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck, and a Lecturer at Law at The University of Chicago Law School.

She serves as the vice president, AKC delegate and judges education chair for the American Sloughi Association. Her nearly 30-year passion for this rare Sighthound has led her and husband, Andrew Wyatt,  to travel throughout Morocco to obtain authentic breeding stock from traditional North African breeders.  Under the affix of Ocerico Sloughis, she  has bred or owned the first AKC champion, grand champion, Reserve Best in Show winner, group winner, and NOHS Best in Show winners in the breed.

Erika is the Secretary of the Northeastern Illinois Kennel Club, a director of the Chicagoland Hound Association, and judges education coordinator of the highly successful seminar series at the Windy City Cluster.