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Meet Our Team

Co-founder & Director

Rob Presley, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Rob Presley attended Mississippi State University for his undergraduate degree in animal science. He also received his veterinary degree from Mississippi State in 2004. After graduation, Dr. Presley performed a small animal rotating internship and small animal internal medicine residency at Auburn University and he became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2008.

After becoming boarded in internal medicine in 2008, he joined the team at Upstate Vet. Dr. Presley’s clinical interests include minimally invasive procedures and pre-hospital medicine. Dr. Presley has served as Chief of Staff of Upstate Vet since 2017, where he currently leads a team of 225 employees.

Dr. Presley first developed his interest in working dogs in 2012, when a K9 was brought to his hospital who had been fatally injured in the line of duty. At that time, he began focusing his studies on K9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care. In 2014, Presley began volunteering with Greenville County Sheriff’s Office K9 Services. The following year, he helped instruct in the GCSO K9 tactical workshop, which provided training to over 65 K9 teams. In 2017, he helped to found the KILO-9 Foundation, where he currently serves as director. Outside of work, Dr. Presley enjoys woodworking, golfing and spending time with his wife, Ashli and dog, Fancy Steve.


Matt Lovelace

Matt Lovelace attended Clemson University where he earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2006. Upon graduation Matt was hired as a Deputy Sheriff with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office. In 2009 Matt was selected to join the K-9 Services Unit where he was partnered with Enzo, a Dual-Purpose Belgian Malinois. As a K-9 Handler Matt constantly strived to improve his technical and tactical skills by training with others and attending formal training classes whenever possible.

Using his experiences gained while serving in the military, Matt began to design and host Tactical K-9 Training Workshops in Greenville, SC. It was at the 2016 Tactical K-9 Training Workshop in Greenville, SC when Dr. Presley and Matt connected and became inseparable friends. In 2017, Dr. Rob Presley and Matt co-founded the KILO-9 Foundation and since then they have been traveling around the country training with Handlers, encouraging them to push their own limits, and promising that “if you thought today was great, just wait until tomorrow!”

That same year Matt became an Accredited Canine Trainer through the North American Police Work Dog Association. A few years later, in 2019, he obtained his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Anderson University. Sadly, Enzo retired in the Fall of 2019, although he is living the good life at home with the Lovelaces. Matt remains in the K-9 Services Unit as one of the Sergeants and as the Unit Trainer. It goes without saying that Matt married out of his league with his beautiful wife Tabby. Together they have two children, Jackson (11) and Ava (7).


Linda Archer

Linda serves as treasurer of the KILO-9 Foundation. Linda graduated from the University of Iowa with degree in Accounting and received her MBA in Business from Clemson. She spent thirteen years with Dow Chemical/Dow Brands before moving to BMW where she served as Department ManagerPlant Controlling in the Finance Department for twenty-four and a half years until she retired.

Linda has been involved in a number of Greenville’s non-profit organizations. Currently, she is the Treasurer of the Sigal Music Museum. A Master Gardener, Linda is the Secretary of the Greater Greenville Master Gardeners Association. She has been associated with The Warehouse Theatre, Greenville’s upstate professional theatre since 2003—including the board President, Vice President, and her recently-obtained Treasurer position. Linda served on the Compass of Carolina board for seven years and held the Chair and Treasurer positions during her tenure.