Originally from Hampton, Virginia and I have always had a love for animals since I can remember. When I was a teenager, I inspired to be a Veterinarian, but after volunteering at a local Veterinarian Hospital, I realized that Veterinarian work was not for me. Even though I no longer intended to be a Veterinarian, I would still volunteer at various pet organizations with my mom. When I was 21, I joined the United States Air Force and was stationed at Shaw AFB, SC, Spangdahlem AB, Germany and Mountain Home AFB here in Idaho. After 8 1/2 years of service, I decided to leave the Air Force and pursue other opportunities. In January 2015, I began the process of getting a Service Animal to help with my PTSD. While going through this process I rediscovered my passion and love for animals, specifically dogs. I then began to work as a Kennel Tech and quickly advanced to the Kennel Tech Manager at a local dog training facility. Upon doing some research, I discovered I could use my G.I. Bill to pursue my passion of dog training.
Now that I am have my certification from Animal Behavior College, I intend to use as much of my G.I. Bill as possible to broaden and enhance my Trainer’s Toolbox through school, seminars, extensive literature, and other educational resources.
I currently belong to Karma, a 4-yr old Siberian Husky,and Aura, a 2-yr old Belgian Malinois.
Animal Behavior College Honors Graduate
Micheal Ellis School for Dog Trainers: Obedience Intensive