Growing up, my parents raised and showed Burmese cats. We always had a dog. I took riding lessons,
ballet and gymnastics. I have always been around animals.
I graduated college with a B.A. degree in Horsemanship and a minor in Business Management. That year
I got my first "own" dog. He was an Australian Shepherd, a backyard mother/son cross. I learned about
house-breaking, training, etc. on him - poor boy, he was a saint. Most of my major mistakes were made
I wanted to try herding, what the breed was originally bred to do. He lacked the drive and talent. So, I
ended up getting a Border Collie. She was a genius. I worked her, but didn't know anything about trialing.
I was told about the Mid-Atlantic Australian Shepherd Club trial in Buckeystown, MD. I went to watch. I
was hooked. I met some Australian Shepherd breeders and eventually purchased my next dog from one
of those breeders. With that dog, I delved into the breed ring. The rest, as they say, is history.
I love to work my dogs. Currently, I show in conformation, obedience, rally obedience, agility and
herding. In my spare time I ride my horses and read.