I was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I spent a fair amount of time with animals throughout my childhood taking care of stray cats and dogs along with family pets. I then started my career in veterinary medicine in my early 20s and pursued a degree as a licensed veterinary technician. In veterinary medicine, I saw a variety of behavioral issues in pet animals and slowly became the go to person to help with aggressive and fearful cats and dogs. Once I took in a second dog I peeked interest in training and started shadowing under a balanced trainer. After working in veterinary medicine for 7 years I saw the struggles pet owners were having with their dogs and I started training dogs basic obedience and behavior modification using balanced training. When I’m not working I really enjoy hiking the mountains with my personal dogs, rock climbing and yoga.