• Master of  Science in Experimental Psychology, Brown University​ (2001-2003)
    • Coursework in animal behavior, cognition, and learning
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, SUNY Plattsburgh (1996-2000)
    • Omicron Delta Kappa​ Leadership Honor Society
    • Sigma XI Scientific Research Society
  • Continuing education required to maintain certifications (Current, ongoing)
Certifications and Memberships
Professional Experience
  • Readers Choice Top Dog Trainer, Animal Print Magazine (2008, 2007, HM 2018, HM 2020)
  • Best Of: Dog Trainer, Warwick Beacon (2018)
  • Animals as Other Nations Award, International Animal Assoc. of Animal Behavior Consultants (2012)
    • 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 Maxwell Medallion Nominee, Dog Writers Assoc. of America (2012)
Volunteer Activities
  • Rhode Island Vicious Dog Law Legislative Commission member
  • Founding Member & Advisor to IAABC Shelter Behavior Division
  • Founder of RI Dog Trainers Network
  • Behavior consultations for area animal rescues and shelters
  • founder and President of Fences for Fidos 
    (a 501c3 group to provide fenced enclosures and shelter for chained 
    dogs) (2010-2013)
Educational Programs
Notable Publications
Notable Contributions