- Recognized as a Breeder of Merit by the AKC.
- Earned numerous awards for puppies and adult champions including #1 Midwest Puppy, Bred by Exhibitor, and Best of Breed awards.
- Won Award of Excellence at 2012 and 2013 Eukanuba Invitational dog show in Orlando, FL.
- Demonstrated sled pulling and organized educational programs at the AKC Museum of the Dog in Ballwin, MO.
- Developed and set up permanent exhibit for the AKC Museum of the Dog: “Sled Dogs: Exploration and Endurance.”
- Honored by the AKC with a Certificate of Appreciation for providing public education.
- Served for two years as chairperson of the Public Education Committee for the Alaskan Malamute Club of America (AMCA).
- Assisted with online communications for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska 1998.
- Groomed Iditarod canine reporter and mascot Zuma 1998.
- Cared for Iditarod sled dogs 1998 and 1999.
- Participated in a sled dog race in Anchorage, AK.
Previous Career Experience
- Lived in Jamaica for several years working in a stable and leading trail rides for tourists.
- Marriott hotel experience.
- Worked in food and beverage and public relations for 15 years.
- Received multiple awards in public relations for Marriott.
- Helped launch Marriott hotel in San Antonio, TX.
- Trained for supervisory positions in the hotel business.
- Recognized for exceptional organizational skills.
- Operated an independent all-breed grooming business in St Louis, MO for more than thirty years.
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