I've been training animals (goats, cattle, horses, and dogs) for as long as I can remember. In 2006 my first standard poodle, Averna, entered my life and we started training and competing in agility, obedience, and rally. In 2011, Averna and I took our first nose work class and fell in love with the sport. I started Performance Paws, LLC in 2016 when I started co-hosting K9 Nose Work® trials. I currently compete in multiple venues with my standard poodle, Elsa. I regularly attend conferences and seminars, and most recently started the process to become certified as a trainer for NACSW. I live in Portland, Oregon, but teach in Portland, Vancouver and Hood River.