I am a native Angeleno and from what I am told, it’s actually unusual to meet a native Angeleno in Los Angeles. I have three dogs that are like my children. We hike, go to parks, dog beaches and run a lot of errands. In between, we log in quite a bit of time sitting in the Los Angeles gridlock. They make the traffic bearable because they have fun no matter what we are up to.
Over the last fifteen years, my byline has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, and Backstage West. I have worked as a copywriter for prestige brands and as a celebrity ghostwriter. I also have two modest screenplay sales to my credit.
My resume also includes producing television commercials and web campaigns. One of my favorite jobs was field reporting for NBC/Telemundo during the Los Angeles Marathon. I loved hearing people’s stories and turning them into a news story.
Weaved throughout all of these career milestones were many hours of re-habbing rescue dogs and helping train incorrigible puppies when traditional approaches failed. Very often I was recruited to housebreak puppies and dogs for individuals and families who did not have the patience or needed insight into the quirks of their particular dog.
From all of this I learned I had terrific instincts with dogs. What emerged was a higher calling and a career working with dogs and their people. I am fortunate to have been mentored by some of the most gifted and educated trainers in the field. I have successfully worked with countless dogs from basic obedience to more complex issues such as body handling and other fear related issues.
My off hours are spent writing about my experiences and adventures with the dogs in the City of Angels.