Alexis grew up in a small town that time forgot and it was her passion for dogs that has brought her to where she is today. She began her training career with her first Golden Retriever which she trained to be a Therapy dog. Since then, Alexis has helped many families live cohesively with their K9 companions.
She earned her degree from Westminster College, PA in Psychology with a concentration in Animal Behavior. Her schooling and experience has given her the opportunity to train with many animals extending from Long Evans rats playing basketball to Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions giving hugs and kisses. During her dolphin and sea lion internship in the Bahamas, Alexis had the opportunity to work with animal Hollywood stars such as the dolphin used in the movie “Flipper”, the dolphin used in the movie “Holiday In the Sun” starring MaryKate and Ashley Olson, and also the sea lion who had the lead role as André in the 1994 Hollywood film.
In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering in the community with her two current Golden Retrievers, Lilly and Margo. She loves to visit school districts and spend the day teaching students about dog safety and proper care and interaction with dogs.
She has an extensive history playing softball starting at the young age of 8 which took her around the world from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Cape Town, South Africa and back.