Professional Dog Grooming Diploma, The Connecticut K-9 Education Center, Newington, CT 1990.
Certificate of Training, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Health, 1992.
Humane Investigator, Fluvanna County, VA 1992-2001.
Owner, Gratefully Groomed Dog Grooming, Fork Union, VA 1991-1995.
Caring for Creatures Animal Sanctuary, Volunteer, 2000-present.
Caring for Creatures, Board of Directors, 2005-2007.
Chair, Fluvanna County Animal Disaster team, 2003-present.
Developed Fluvanna County Animal Disaster Plan, 2003.
Humane Society of the United States, Volunteer, National Disaster Response Team, 2005-present.
American Red Cross, Pet First Aid and CPR Instructor, 2007-present.
Virginia State Animal Response Team, ESF 11: Pet Sheltering, Volunteer, 2007- present.
Country 99.7, Caring for Creatures radio spot, Charlottesville, VA, 2005
Equestrian Activities led by Professional Athletes for At-Risk Youth, The Delta Society, Conference on Human/Animal Interactions, Geneva, Switzerland, 1995.
“Steps to Starting a County Animal Response Team in a Rural County”, VASART summit, 2007, and Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, Northeast region, 2007.
“VASART”. Delaware/Maryland/Virginia State Animal Response Team Conference, 2008.
Numerous articles and personal essays have appeared in the
monthly newsletter of the Caring for Creatures animal sanctuary
La Joie, Vol. 18, No.2, Spring 2007.
La Joie, Vol.19, No. 1 Winter 2008.
Helping Hand award, Brockport HS Class of '72 given in recognition of
participation in the animal-rescue effort in Louisiana following Hurricane