I’m a freelance Animal Trainer for film, television and print work.
Originally from the Vancouver area, I was one of those kids whose life revolved around animals. I spent my teen years working at a small animal hospital and riding & training horses and teaching dog obedience classes.
Once I discovered the possibility of a career training movie animals I never looked back. In 2000, after extensively working & volunteering with many domestic & exotic animals, I was accepted into Moorpark College’s Exotic Animal Training & Management program in Moorpark, California.
I left my home & family to attend the school program, not realizing that I would end up staying in Southern California and working in the Studio Animal industry for 20 colorful years. I spent that time apprenticing with trainers, helping build successful animal companies and training & working many different types of studio animals including chimpanzees, big cats, birds of prey, monkeys, pelicans, wolves, reptiles, insects & livestock, while specializing in dogs, cats and rodents.
Recently in May of 2021 I moved my family (now consisting of some trained dogs & cats, a husband and a not-so-trained 2 yr old son ;)) back home to BC to be closer to family and the nature I grew up in.
I’m so happy to be back and excited to see how I can contribute to the buzzing BC film industry!
I’m a member of Teamsters Local 399 (Hollywood) and in the process of transferring to Local 155 (BC). I have dual citizenship in Canada & America and am fluent in English & French.
Please see https://www.imdb.com/name/
These are the current members of my studio animal family.
Other dogs & cats also available, please contact me for details. Rodents, birds, reptiles & insects too!
Get In Touch With Me!
+ 1 (604) 790-5642
264th and Fraser Highway, Aldergrove BC Canada
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