Meet The staff
Stephanie is the owner and head trainer at Method K9. She knew at a young age that she wanted to pursue a career with dogs and never gave up on that dream. She has been training for ten years and travels the world as one of the leading canine behavior specialists in the Pacific Northwest. She has rehabilitated thousands of dogs in her career and is known for her incredibly thought-out approach to dog training. Stephanie also holds degrees in English, creative writing, and philosophy.
Julius is the owner and general manager at Method K9. He is a New York native with a passion for business and economics. He has been an entrepreneur from a very young age and strives to deliver the best product possible, in addition to building lasting relationships with the communities around him. He is in charge of all marketing, accounting, staff management, public relations, and IT support.
Diana is a trainer at Method K9. She has 26 years training, vet tech, and managerial experience. She is also a powerhouse of knowledge concerning dog genetics, breeding, and nutrition. Diana has been fascinated with all things animal since a very young age, including horse training and farming. She loves spending her free time with her children and their family dogs, BeeBee and Klaus.
Hope is a trainer at Method K9. After having spent many years as a corrections officer, an unfortunate motorcycle accident changed her life. Her husky, Murphy, helped her stay strong through a very long recovery process, and once she was back in the saddle, she changed career paths in order to help dogs the way Murphy helped her. In addition to her work with Method K9, Hope has changed the lives of many dogs and owners through consistent volunteer work, shadow programs, and working with local shelters and rescues.
Leah is our classically trained food specialist at Method K9. She carefully prepares each dog's meals, making sure to do so to the exact specifications of the owner. She has exceptional math and culinary skills. She also helps socialize the training dogs to children. When she is not helping out with the business, she enjoys gymnastics and making crafts.