Geistvoll Standard Schnauzers
Top Quality Show and Companion Dogs Since 1971
Jim and Renee Pope
PO Box 31575
Aurora, CO 80041
email: geistvoll@aol.com



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updated May 25, 2014

Good Sams


Since 2004, we have become very active in a Colorado Good Sams Chapter known as the Aspen Leaves. For 2005, we have taken on the duties as the chapter historians, and as a result have built a website for the chapter at:

AspenLeaves.org

      From 2011 to 2014, Jim and Renee have been President of the chapter

The Aspen Leaves meet once a month. From April through October, the meetings consist of monthly camp-outs throughout Colorado. During the camp-out we, play games, visit, and enjoy good camp cooking. In non-camping months we get together for a meal at a local restaurant. 

The Aspen Leaves website has many pictures from the past three years. Please take a look at it.


                       TRAVEL

We love to get in the motor home and take off for parts yet to be determined. On one occasion, we left Aurora northbound for the Colorado Wyoming border. The motor home was pointed south; however, so we just kept heading south until we ended up at Palo Duro Canyon in north central Texas. Click on the boxes below for photos and stories about some of our trips.

Sante Fe Trail
October 2001



Workplace


Jim has retired from his teaching career as a school teacher in the Aurora Public School system for twenty five years. Although he considered himself a classroom teacher of mathematics and science first and foremost, he has had a part in curriculum design, testing and adoption. He has helped in the professional development of other teachers by working as a District Resource Teacher, Math Teacher Coach, Mathematics Teacher Leader, and Math Teacher Mentor under the Colorado Induction Program, and has provided ongoing inservicing and teacher coaching for other teachers for 19 years. He especially enjoys working with diverse students and has co-authored a book on working with at-risk kids, "Motivating Hard to Reach Students", ISBN 1-55798-220-1

Jim retired from teaching in November of 2011.


Renee has been employed in the health care business for over 30 years, first as a veterinary assistant in a small vet clinic and most recently as a front office manager in an oral x-ray lab.

Her true vocation; however, has been running her own kennel where she has bred, raised, and shown champion Standard Schnauzers for over 44 years. She has bred over 100 champions of record, and finished many others not of her own breeding.

Renee has earned numerous world wide and national titles with awards of record in America, Canada, and in Europe. She was listed as "Breeder of the Year" in England for several consecutive years. Her dogs have received multiple Standard Schnauzer Club of America awards for "Dog of the Year", "Stud Dog of the Year" (4 different years), and "Brood Bitch of the Year" (2 different years). She has had several "Hall of Fame Producers", and "Leading Producers". In addition, her dogs have won numerous "Best of Breed", "Best of Winners", "Winner's Dog", "Winner's Bitch", and "Best Puppy in Sweepstakes" awards at National Specialty events. In 2012 Renee was awarded the American Kennel Club title  "Breeder Of Merit".


Interests


In addition to her very active involvement in show dogs, both for business and pleasure, Renee is an avid wildlife photographer.







She also enjoys traveling in "Annabelle" the wonder bus, sewing her own clothes, biking and hiking. In recent years, Renee has developed a strong interest in Sante Fe Trail history and has spent many days traveling, photographing, and walking the trail. She especially enjoys visiting historical museums containing trail history and lore.

Some of Renee's photos...


Young Bighorn Sheep - 2002






Bull Elk - 2001



Canadian Goose





Jim enjoys photography with traditional film and "old" cameras, web developing, reading (science fiction, fantasy, civil war history, World War II history), and camping.

His main love, however, is amateur radio. He builds most of his equipment himself, including transmitters, receivers, transceivers, and related station equipment.Visit Jim's amateur radio website at:
http://kg0pp.info

(note: the 0 in kg0pp is the number 0)


Above--A few of Jim's 60 or so amateur radio construction projects.

Below--Two views of Jim's first constructed and still favorite transceiver, the NorCal 40A.






Favorites

COLOR: Renee-purple Jim-blue
MOVIE: Renee-Dr. Zhivago Jim-Field of Dreams
SANDWICH: Renee-Old Chacago's "Buffalo Chicken" Jim-BLT
WINE: Renee-Columbia Crest Chard. Jim-any Bordeaux
BEER: Renee-Hard Core Cider or Guiness Stout Jim-"Black and Tan"
DRINK: Renee-Margarita Jim-"Blue Sapphire" martini
"REAL MUSIC": Renee-"I like BOTH kinds of music, country AND western.  Jim-"Me too"
PIZZA: Renee-white sauce garlic chicken Jim- hot
BOOK TYPE: Renee-Sci Fi Jim-Fantasy or History
STEAK: Renee-Rib Eye Jim-Filet Mignon
PIE: Renee-mince meat Jim-apple
CAR: Renee-BMW Z-3 Jim-anything that runs
LETTUCE: Renee-romaine Jim-"favorite what?"

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