I live on the Central Coast of California. I have owned Border Collies for about 25 years, but only started competing with them about 12 years ago when my wonderful Puck came into my life and the breeders asked that I show her as a condition of purchase. I have since trained, shown, and trialed Puck and she is a Triple Champion in herding, agility, and conformation. I have also shown and trialed some of Puck's pups and grandpups to Championships. Both Puck and Tatum qualified and competed at the 2015 AKC National Agility Championships.
I breed infrequently and carefully place my puppies in performance and active pet homes. Herding is my favorite venue, and also the most difficult. I have friends on all “sides” of the Border Collie fence (working/sport/conformation) and I respect and admire them and the dogs they have chosen to share their lives with. I so enjoy these events that I squeeze them in at any opportunity I have, even though some (herding) require a 2 hour drive each way for lessons. I am particularly interested in pedigrees and health issues. I hope someday to be both a herding and a conformation judge. I have served on the Board of Directors of the Border Collie Society of America, the President of the Border Collie Club of Greater Los Angeles, and Chair the Border Collie Society of America Judge Selection Committee. I also train, raise, and evaluate canine candidates for the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. I am a geologist and the Director of Environmental Affairs for an aerospace manufacturing company. First and foremost I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my family and my dogs - Puck, her daughter Tatum, and puppy Beckett.
Many of the photos on my website were taken by my dear friend Mary Arango. Thank you Mary for all of your beautiful photos, your constant support, and especially your friendship. You can view Mary’s work on her website.