"Whenever people say, 'We mustn't be sentimental,' you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, 'We must be realistic,' they mean they are going to make money out of it.”
― Brigid Brophy
After getting my Master of Education and Counseling, I've worked for more than 25 years children, adolescents and their families as a school counselor, teacher, academic coach and humane educator. As a humane educator, I founded a variety of programs such as The Shiloh Project — which has been featured on PBS and in a number of national publications —Camp Underdog and Club Y.A.A.P. (Young Advocates for Animals Program).
In addition to working as an academic coach and humane educator, I've also had the privilege of being a guest lecturer for the Smithsonian Associates Lecture Series "It's a Dog's Life" in Washington D.C. and the Animal Welfare Committee/Omega Tau Sigma Veterinary Service Fraternity in Blacksburg, VA, and a featured presenter at "The Tangled Web of Abuse" Conference, in Greenville, S.C.