General Academia

  • MBA – Antioch University Santa Barbara
  • BA, Entrepreneurship Concentration – Antioch University Santa Barbara
  • Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician’s Assistant – Stanford Medical School
  • AS, Nursing – Ventura College
  • AA, Fashion Design – Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Dog Training & Behavior Specific

The Academy for Dog Trainers

  • Certificate in Training and Counseling
  • Behavior and Training Internship
  • Fear and Aggression Certificate
  • Dog-Dog Aggression Certificate
  • Public Class Teaching Certificate
  • Puppy Training Certificate

Special Topics in Advanced Counseling

  • Stranger Aggression and Social Fear
  • Curriculum Design and Classroom Management
  • Dog-Dog Aggression

Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)

  • Certified Behavior Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed (CBCC-KA)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)

Peaceable Paws Intern Academy (Hagerstown, Maryland)

  • Level I Dog Training and Behavior
  • Level II Canine Behavior Modification

Additional Training and Credentials

  • Family Paws Parent Educator® (FPPE)
  • Certified K9 Nose Work® Instructor (CNWI)
  • Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT)
  • Fear Free Certified through Fear Free Pets
  • Bob Bailey’s Workshop (Sequim, Washington) – a series of intensive seminars in applied operant conditioning, also known as applied behavior analysis
  • Dr. Susan G. Friedman’s Living and Learning with Animals two-part in-depth course
  • Completed coursework with animal trainer Ken Ramirez at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois
  • Attendee of Karen Pryor’s Clicker Expo’s

Professional Affiliations

  • Supporting Member: International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
  • Canine Training Professional: The Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
  • Professional Member: Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)