Sarah is a graduate of Mary Institute and Country Day School (Class of 2011) and a graduate of DePauw University (Class of 2015). She’s always had a fascination with animals and animal behavior, which motivated her to pursue as many opportunities and internships involving animals as possible. This gave her a wide experience with both domestic and exotic animals. Those experiences include working with the Humane Society of Missouri, the Zoo of Acadiana (now called Zooisiana) in Broussard, Louisiana, and the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park, MO.
In January of 2016, Sarah attended the Tom Rose School under the instruction of Dave van Garderen, Jacob Plascencia, and Jeremy Ciepluch. There, she learned the art of dog training from basic pet obedience, to more advanced things like sport and competition obedience such as AKC, IGP (formerly known as Schutzhund and IPO), scent detection, and tracking. After attending school, Sarah accepted a job at a local kennel where her experience training different dogs with different temperaments and dispositions grew; however, her learning doesn’t stop there. Sarah continues to expand her training education when she can by attending training seminars. Sarah is also an active member of GWDA (Gateway Working Dog Association), where she and her Dutch shepherd, Remus, train and compete in PSA. She also has a black lab, Sirius, that she competes with in AKC obedience.