Education
California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA, 2006
Awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business

Richmond Dog Training Center, Richmond, VA, 1992
Completion of certification as a professional dog training instructor

Work Experience
Owner/Operator, Loose Pooch Dog Club, Santa Barbara, CA, 2009-Present
Currently the owner and operator of a Santa Barbara based dog daycare and retail boutique. Conduct all management and business functions.

Owner/Operator, Santa Barbara Pet Services, Santa Barbara, CA, 2001-Present
Currently the owner and operator of a Santa Barbara based professional dog training business. Conduct all dog training and business functions.

Professional Dog Handler Apprentice, Richard Justice, Penson, AL, 1997-1998
Worked as an assistant to professional dog handler, Rick Justice. Showed and handled numerous dog breeds.

Professional Dog Handler Apprentice, Kachina Kennel, Swoop, VA, 1994-1995
Worked as an assistant to a professional dog handler. Showed and handled numerous dog breeds.

Lead Instructor, Richmond Dog Training Center, Richmond, VA, 1988-1999
Held position as head instructor at the Richmond Dog Training Center. Conducted obedience classes with dogs and owners. Instructed approximately 3000 dogs during time there.

Interests
Professional Dog Show Handling, 1992-Present
Awarded numerous dogs of various breeds to American Kennel Club’s Championship in both conformation and dog obedience trials.

Awards and Honors

Member of the Board of Directors of D.A.W.G. (Dog Adoption and Welfare Group) Santa Barbara, CA

Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers

Member of the Eukanuba’s Breeder’s Club

Member of Science Diet Breeder’s Association

Titles earned for dogs handled:

CH – Champion

DC – Dual Champion

FC – Field Champion

SC – Senior Courser

CD – Companion Dog

CDX – Companion Dog Excellent

UD – Utility Dog

AG I – First level Agility title with NCDA (National Club of Dog Agility)

AG II – Second level Agility title with NCDA (National Club of Dog Agility)

Versatility Dog Award – Presented by the Pharaoh Hound Club of America

TD – Therapy Dog

CGC – Canine Good Citizen

CGC – Canine Good Citizen