Debi Krakar, Executive Director, CPDT-KA Debi has a BS in Math and Computer Science from the University of Illinois and MAS Degree in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of Illinois. She has been training dogs and their owners for over 15 years.
Carolyn Honish, Therapy Team Evaluator, CPDT-KA Carolyn holds a BA in Anthropology, a BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders/Deafness Studies, and an MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders/Deaf Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Carolyn has thousands of hours of pet therapy volunteer experience.
Paula Baker Prince, CPDT-KA Paula has a BA. in art history from Moorhead State University in Moorhead, MN. Paula has 15 years of experience training dogs and their owners in both group and private lesson settings.
Judy McCarthy, CPDT-KA Judy has a MS in Botany from the University of Minnesota. She has been competing in dog sports for over 40 years. For 10 years, she ran the pet dog adoption program at Austin Dog Alliance.
Kathleen Reish, Agility Program Coordinator Kathleen holds a BA in Education and has 11 years teaching experience.
Susan Windham, Summer Camp Director, CPDT-KA Susan has over 11 years experience as a Child Care Director. She is an active service dog and job skills trainer.
Nancy McIntire, Therapy Team Evaluator, Board Member, CPDT-KA Nancy holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is an active pet therapy volunteer and evaluator.
Michele Mendoza, CPDT-KA Michele is a CPDT-KA certified trainer, a member in good standing of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and a CGC evaluator. She received her BA in English & Communications from Amherst College in Amherst MA.
Maida Barbour, CPDT-KA Maida received a BA with honors in Psychology from Wesleyan University, and an MFA. with a concentration in Advanced Communication Technologies from the University of Texas at Austin.
Neitha Engert, Service Dog Trainer, CPDT-KA Neitha received her BA in Organizational Communications from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Jason Heng, Nose Work Program Lead, CPDT-KA, CNWI Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from the University of Kansas. He travels the country competing in K9 Nose Work. Jason is a guest instructor for Nosework classes.