Start date: October 2013
What is your background?
I studied animal Science at The Ohio State University. I have worked in the pet care industry for 5 years in a vet clinic, doggy daycare and boarding, play group management, and as a Dog Trainer and Behavior Specialist. I am a Certified Dog Trainer through Behavior Buddies by Camp Bow Wow, a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, and a CGC Evaluator.
Do you have any pets currently?
I have a large pet family! Qwill is an 8 year old Border Collie, Shiner is 9 year old Border Collie Mix, Catastrophy is a 5 year old Lab X Cattle Dog mix, Baxter is a 9 year old Border Collie, Demo is a 3 year old Border Collie, and my newest addition is Eevee a Mini Aussie born in February 2013. I also have 2 cats: Zoe and Zeus (better known around the house as Booger and Pants).
What is your favorite pet-related memory?
The day I brought my first dog, Qwill, home in 2007 and started the dog loving journey that has changed my life, quickly growing my canine family and leading to the training passion I have today.
What’s your favorite thing about Embrace?
I haven’t been here long, but I love how welcoming and friendly everyone is!
What do you like to do in your free time?
I compete with my dogs in both Flyball and Agility. I love stepping up to the line and sharing the spirit and bond of competing with my dogs!
What is your favorite quote?
“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”
Anything else we should know about you?
I am addicted to flyball, buying or making dog collars, and pancakes.