Through my volunteer work with Lincoln Animal Ambassadors, I became aware of the importance of using preventative measures to address the root causes of animal homelessness. Both statistics and anecdotal evidence show that education gives people the knowledge and tools to improve the lives of their pets.
As a local volunteer, I helped feed, socialize, and foster animals for various local animal rescues and shelters. I currently serve as media chair for Lincoln Animal Ambassadors, foster for The Cat House, and provide cat therapy to retirement communities and libraries. Since the spring of 2019, I have offered cat behavior consultations through The Cat House and the online group Helping Cats with Behavioral Issues.
I also maintain a pet education blog. My articles have appeared in Lincoln Kids, Lincoln 55+, Neighborhood Extra, Star City Sports, and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants’ journal. Plays of mine were included in Hearts United for Animals’ educational curriculum.
My academic background includes a certificate in Cat Retention and Behavior. I am a recipient of the Rebecca Park Scholarship from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. This scholarship will allow me to take the 12-week Principles and Practices course from IAABC in the fall of 2019. My goal is to become a cat behavior consultant. Professionally, I am a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and the Pet Professional Guild.
Interested in my cat services? I offer cat behavior consultations. In addition, I train cats for therapy services and in obedience and agility.