I grew up and went to college in SE Wisconsin. I married my husband Jim in 1994 and we moved that same year to Durham, NC where we still live. We have two dogs, Abby, an All American from the Durham streets and Cowboy, a rescue Australian Cattle Dog. Dog training, dog sports and dog play have been a large part of my life for many years. I work in the accounting field and I love Canine Freestyle as it challenges me to discover the artistic side of me that I hope exists somewhere in my organized, structured, practical mind.