Addison grew up in California surrounded by animals, including dogs, cats, a pig, horses, and a cockatoo. He worked as a kennel tech at a veterinary hospital in high school where he first realized that animals had a special place in his heart.
After high school, Addison moved to Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Biology. He pursued a career in research where he studied subjects from plant genetics to alcohol addiction, and developed gene therapies for neurodegenerative disorders. This has given him unique experiences involving animals and behavior. Addison has also worked as a pet sitter and dog bather in his free time, allowing him to further develop his skills with dogs.
Addison decided to settle down in Columbus to be closer to family, where he lives with his girlfriend and their three dogs: a Puggle named Tobias, a German Shepherd named Lyla, and a blind Belgian Malinois named Jaxon. The three of them have fueled Addison’s passion to not only train dogs, but also to help their families create a deeper and lasting bond with their best friend(s), as he has been able to do with his.
In his free time, Addison loves to go paddle boarding with Lyla and Tobias, camping, hiking, officiating ice hockey, and riding his motorcycle.