Alumnus of CSU Bakersfield with a BS in biology: pre-veterinary curriculum. Certificated to teach science and biology at secondary level in California. Elected twice to the Board of Directors for Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District. Longtime member and frequently elected officer of Tehachapi Mountain Dog Fanciers (TMDF). Current Vice-President for TMDF. Trainer for obedience and handling classes with TMDF. Trainer and evaluator in good standing for AKC Canine Good Citizen and S.T.A.R. Puppy programs.