Our Dog Trainer
Coming from a military family we moved a lot. The one thing that remained constant was family. Growing up we always had a dog. Never have they been just a pet, they were our family. In everything we did, our dog would be included. I have always shown a love for animals from a small age. Aspiring to work with animals and helping others has continuously been something I have wanted to do. In the past I have worked in the Mental Health field. I loved working with people and it proved to be rewarding and challenging. But at the end of the day, I would still find myself yearning for more. When the idea to become part of the Dog Wizard family was offered to me, I shrugged it off thinking it would be an unrealistic endeavor for me. I found my thoughts to be gravitating towards dog training, catching myself day dreaming about the possibilities of combining my passions to help both dogs and people. By obtaining my dreams, I am able to help people have a better relationship with their dog, and that’s the best of both worlds!
Our Dog Trainer
Andrew grew up in central Ohio and had his first dog training experience in 4H working with his family dog. Having friends and colleagues frequently ask for advice and enjoying helping others as much as he could, he knew learning more would allow him to help even more dogs and their owners. In 2016 Louisville Dog Wizard invited Andrew to join the team and after 2 years with the Louisville team he joined the Grand Rapids Dog Wizard to continue helping dogs and their owners communicate and enjoy life to the fullest!
Lead Office Manager
Rachel happily joined The Dog Wizard team in March of 2017! She has grown up with a love of dogs her entire life, so becoming a part of this team was an absolute dream! She and her favorite girl, Lucy, her 11 yr old rescue, handle the day-to-day logistics of the office. Their daily routine includes talking with dogs and their people about their goals in training, scheduling appointments, and managing the office tasks. The best part of her job is being part of such a wonderful team, and helping build positive relationships between people and their pups. In her free time, Rachel loves to play roller derby and macrame. Rachel is a passionate outdoor enthusiast and enjoys spending time outside hiking with Lucy and her two active and energetic sons.
Amy has been with the Dog Wizard Office team since December 2016! Amy has a very important role with being the first point of contact for Dog Wizard clients. She helps manage the day-to-day needs, phone calls, and appointments which she does so well. Amy has a passion for helping customers at the highest level and ensuring they feel great and know that there is hope for their dog. The best part about her job is not only getting to talk with clients about their dogs but also having her rescue mutt, Winston, hang out with her all day! When she’s not helping us in the office she can be found enjoying the outdoors with Winston. We are grateful to have her on our team!
Chloe is a New York native! She began working with people with disabilities while obtaining her bachelor’s in Social Work. Throughout this journey, she noticed much of her free time was spent caring for animals, so she began a dog sitting business. She took it upon herself to volunteer and give back to the community at local animal shelters and sanctuaries in her free time. Chloe used to competitively ride horses but now just enjoys riding in her free time. Chloe discovered these experiences brought her immense happiness and consequently to shift her career toward one involving helping animals. Chloe is a proud and loyal member of our Dog Wizard family. When you talk to Chloe about your dog and the troubles you are having you will immediately feel at ease with her compassion for you and your dog! One of the best parts of her job, she gets to spend time at home with her two pups Bax and Benji.
Noelle has been a part of The Dog Wizard family when her path as a trainer started in 2011. She launched the Charleston Dog Wizard location in 2012 there she was able to help a lot of clients and their dogs have a better life and gain more freedom. In 2016 Noelle took over as the lead office manager where she was able to make an impact on the team to better serve the clients and trainers. With her first hand training knowledge of and knowing what it was like being on the other side as a trainer the office support was able to grow by leaps and bounds. She has helped build the office team with a family culture, compassion and passion that can be experienced with every client they talk to. Noelle continues to oversee the office but now spends her time continuing to develop and grow The Dog Wizard trainers and their businesses so that we can help even more people than we already do! She spends most days working remotely on her boat with her sidekick, Huckleberry.