Meet the Team

A Breed Above Kennels, LLC is an experienced dog breeder in North Carolina that strives to provide quality companions and amazing customer service to every client. Founded by dedicated animal lovers, our goal is to raise happy, healthy dogs that excel and will thrive in any environment.

We aim to go above and beyond for every client, offering lifelong support and advice on any issue that may arise with your new companion! If you're looking for a reliable Breeder that will ease all of your fears and match you with the perfect puppy for your family then look no further than A Breed Above Kennels, LLC.


Brianna Lareau

Founder & CEO

Brianna runs A Breed Above Kennels as her full time job. She handles marketing and management of day-to-day tasks involving the kennel, hosting meet-and-greets and oversees all breedings and whelpings.


Rhonda Williamson

Chief Financial Officer

On top of her full time job as a mortgage consultant, Rhonda oversees the day to day expenses of the business. She also assists in whelping litters and taking care of our nursing moms and puppies.


Katie Edborg

Head of Puppy Curriculum & Development

Katie works full time with our puppies helping to set them up for success with daily stimulation activities and lays the groundwork for an easy transition into their forever homes.


Tina Zaia-Smith & Jamie Frost

Board Members & Transporters

Tina and Jamie have been an integral part of the business from our early stages and continue to lend a helping hand whenever needed, including transports all over the US.