Originally from Massachusetts, Keri has always had a passion for animals and strives to educate others on the benefits of sharing company with furry friends.
Over the years, Keri has held managerial positions from boarding kennels, dog daycare to Dunkin’ Donuts and even case manager at a congregate/ family homeless shelter.
Keri started working with a professional dog trainer at the age of 12 with her family pup, Holly. Where she learned just how important and rewarding it was to have a well behaved pup! After many years of working with Holly and enjoying her company, Keri completed her bachelor of science in Criminal justice and psychology (Westfield state college). While Keri held other jobs after college, she always ended up finding her way back to the dogs. Her first professional position brought her back to dog training while managing a 30+ dog boarding/ training/ daycare facility and participating in a dog training apprenticeship for over 7 years.
Keri continued her journey with her beloved yellow lab, Taxsi, where they volunteered with animal assisted therapy at Delta Society Pet Partners (to improve human health through service and therapy animals) Keri and Taxsi also volunteered with Intermountain Therapy Animals, where they were a READ (reading education assistance dogs) team for the children’s literacy support program.
Keri has a career diploma for dog trainer/instructor from Penn Foster College as well as American Boarding Kennel Association Pet Care Technician certification.