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I was born and raised in Southern California with a passion for Horses and Dogs. I bought my first retriever, Ramblin Red Rover in February of 1985 from Carl Loveless as a companion. At that time, my career was training competitive horses at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center for Mike Baker Horse Farms.
One day a friend of Carl’s was watching me play ball with Red in the park, and invited me to come out and see what a Field Trial Retriever could do during a day of training. I was so amazed, I instantly knew "THIS" was where my love for dogs would take me. With a lot of help from some wonderful Amateurs including: Tommy John, Ray Haddock, Bill Daley, Frank Lugo and Glenda Brown, I trained and competed with Red through the Amateur with several placements and many green ribbons.
I decided I wanted to learn more. After seeing Don Remien run dogs at Field Trials, I chose him to be my teacher. Don was and is not only a great dog man, but he was a wonderful teacher for me. As I gained knowledge and experience, people began to ask me to help them with their dogs and in 1988, I quit my then current job at Universal Studio's and with the help and support of Carol Kachelmeyer and her family was able to begin my professional career training retrievers.
In 1998, I moved from Southern California to Oakdale and purchased 20 acres to develop a training facility. Soon after, I completed many Senior and Junior titles and finished over 20 Master Hunters. At the 2001 Master National, I ran 7 dogs and had all 7 in the last series with 6 of them passing.
Since then, I have been responsible for making 7 Field Champions and competed in 2 Canadian and 3 US Nationals. I am a student of our sport and have and will continue to gain knowledge from some of the best in our field including Mike Lardy, Bill Sargenti, Dave Rorem and others. I look forward to many more years of training and competing at this level with many more champions to come.