I’m a passionate trainer and humane educator, and I love teaching all animals (including humans) skills that allow us to better coexist. I strive to inspire compassion and critical reflection by providing science-based education about animal behavior, welfare, and human-animal relationships to pet guardians and professionals. I love teaching webinars, presenting at conferences, guest lecturing at universities, developing courses, and more. Read about my educational offerings.
I believe teaching and learning are collaborative processes, and I deeply appreciate everything I learn from the humans and other animals I work with. I also believe it's critically important to continue my education and stay up-to-date on the latest scientific research on animal behavior, welfare, human-animal relationships, and humane education. I'm currently pursuing my Doctor of Education with a specialization in humane education from Antioch University. Additionally, I enjoy taking courses, attending conferences and webinars, listening to podcasts, and reading.
In addition to my passion for pets and their humans, I love to explore the natural world and hope to inspire humans to better coexist with wildlife and nature.
If you have any questions about me, please don't hesitate to ask. I look forward to learning from each other.
• Certificate in Training & Counseling, Honors Graduate, Academy for Dog Trainers, April 2020 • Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior, University of Washington, June 2019 • Master of Science in Anthrozoology, Canisius College, May 2018 • Certified Fear Free Animal Trainer, Fear Free Pets, February 2018 • Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), CCPDT, October 2017 • Certified Senior Canine Massage Therapist, RMSAAM, May 2015 • Certified Canine Sports Massage Therapist, RMSAAM, January 2015 • Certified Canine Therapeutic Massage Therapist, RMSAAM, May 2014 • Certified in K9 First Aid & CPR, Colorado CPR & AED, October 2013 • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Mass Communication, St. Bonaventure University, May 2012