Let’s learn about behavior, yeah?
I am stoked on anything behavior, an award winning speaker, and so stoked on anything to do with advancing welfare in captive animals.
A diversity in animals, work environments and an array of professional experiences have driven me to advancing animal welfare through behavior modification and environmental enrichment. I have consulted with zoological staff, television shows, animal rescues, sanctuaries and in homes with families on the development and enhancment of behavioral husbandry programs.
With a masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis(the science of learning and behavior) I can take a behavior and break it down into more manageable steps making training programs more successful.
I am an avid animal rescue advocate and understand the importance of a cohesive home between the entire family of two-legged and four. I appreciate working with animals who have unknown histories and creating functional relationships in their home.
I am a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Certified Horse Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. I am also a professional member of the Animal Behavior Management Alliance and while presenting at the 2016 annual conference, earned the "Animal Welfare Advancement Award". Being a member of organizations like the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), the Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA), Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and the Association of Behavior Analysts International (ABAI) allow me to stay current on all things behavior and husbandry and I want to help animal care staff do the same!
Arizona's Animal Behavior Expert