My first jobs were working with Standardbred horses on a breeding farm, and on race tracks from Ohio to California. Then I was a Medical Laboratory Technician in the US Army. After discharge, I through-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1980. I have been involved “in dogs,” and specifically with standard longhaired dachshunds, most of my life, in various venues of tracking, field trials, conformation shows, obedience trials, agility, earthdog tests, and more. I have been a licensed judge of dachshund field trials since 1985. In 2017, I retired after 27 years as an RN. I began working as a receptionist at Liberty Vet Hospital in July 2019, and love the people here, our clients, their pets, and my job! Pictured with me are my two dogs 15 year old Owl and 4 year old Shaki.