My love for animals started at a very young age. I grew up on a farm, and we had cats, dogs, birds, goats, horses, chickens, ducks, a hamster, and a tortoise.
I started in the dog world in 2006, at 16 years old, in 4 obedience with my brothers border collie, Hank. Something was missing, I wanted to do something more exhilarating to me, which is how I found agility! Hanks passing led me to getting my heart and soul dog in 2007, Junior, also a border collie.
Junior and I had many adventures and with him my love for agility grew even more. We did many seminars, and trials together and have many titles including his CATCH. Junior and I competed at the 2012 CPE Nationals and a handful of AKC and NADAC competitions.
I now train and compete with my border collie Finnegan, who I am continuously learning from. I have also trained and competed with my Papillion, Valley, and will also train my American Bully, Theo, in agility down the road.
I’ve been teaching agility for about 7 years. One of my favorite things about teaching is seeing dogs who are shy come out of their shell and build confidence.
I have learned so much, from so many instructors and seminars over the years but there is always something new to learn and improve upon and I love that as well. Most important is the unique bond it builds between handler and dog.
Through this sport I have met and built relationships with so many people and their dogs, and I couldn’t be happier. Teaching others brings me an immense amount of joy and I truly love seeing not only my students but everyone succeed and reach their goals.