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.
Ava is the Training Manager at Method K9. She has a deep passion for rescue dogs and helping them form lifelong bonds with new families. Her attention to detail combined with a dedicated heart and natural talent for training has helped her to excel in this field. During her limited spare time, she is an accomplished artist (keep an eye out for her work as we have hired her to do many of our helper dog portraits), and she is an awesome dog mom to 4 amazing pups.
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.
Lauren is an assistant trainer at Method K9. As a former euthanasia technician for the humane society, she has seen the unfortunate end result for many dogs with unaddressed behavioral issues. She has now chosen to dedicate her life to the solution and help us educate dog owners on leadership, communication, and advocacy.
Jessica is an assistant trainer at Method K9. Like the other employees here, she grew up dreaming of working with dogs, but life doesn't always work out as planned, and as the primary caregiver for a disabled family member, Jessica's dreams were put on hold. Now that she is older, she has worked incredibly hard to make sure her family is cared for and her dreams can come true. She is a great dog mom to two beautiful pit bulls.
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.