• Master of  Science in Experimental Psychology, Brown University
    • Coursework in animal behavior, cognition, and learning
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Regular, ongoing continuing education required to maintain certifications 
Certifications and Memberships
Professional Experience
  • Readers Choice Top Dog Trainer“ Animal Print Magazine (2008, 2007, HM 2018)
  • Best of 2018: Dog Trainer (Warwick Beacon, 2018)
  • Animals as Other Nations Award (2012), from International Animal Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (award goes to a member who is supportive of other IAABC members, volunteers time to the IAABC’s advancement, best demonstrates IAABC’s mission and embraces LIMA)
  • Fetching the Perfect Dog Trainer nominated for Maxwell Medallion from Dog Writers Assoc. of America (2012)
Volunteer Activities
  • Rhode Island Vicious Dog Law Legislative Commission member
  • Founding Member of & Advisor to IAABC Shelter Behavior Division
  • Founder of RI Dog Trainers Network
  • Behavior consultations for area animal rescues and shelters
Notable Publications
Notable Contributions