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The IAABC staff provides the organization and our IAABC members with support and assistance.

  • Kathrine Christ, MIA CTC CDBC

    Executive Director

    Kathrine is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and owner of Hands Full Dog Training, LLC in Wichita, Kansas. FULL BIO

  • Marjie Alonso, CDBC, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP

    Executive Project Director

    She was a professional dog trainer and behavior consultant and owner of City Dog Training in Somerville, MA. FULL BIO

  • Katrin Hawkins

    Director of Operations

    Katrin Andberg Hawkins CDBC, CBCC-KA has owned Maplewood Dog in Sharon, MA since 1996. FULL BIO

  • Tiro Miller, Ph.D SBA

    Managing Editor, IAABC Journal

    Tiro Miller, Ph.D SBA is the managing editor of the IAABC journal, lead author of the monthly newsletter, and Executive Assistant. FULL BIO

  • Melinda Lee

    Communications Director
    Membership Services

    Melinda has worked with various state and local agencies implementing Information Systems for over 15 years and recently pursued an education in dog training and behavior. FULL BIO

  • Rochelle Burtt, CDBC, CBCC-KA

    Technology Director

    Rochelle is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and avid supporter of the IAABC. FULL BIO

  • Dae Grodin

    Social Media Director

    Dae is the owner and trainer of Dog-Abilities, a professional dog training business, servicing the Northern KY and Cincinnati areas since 2011. FULL BIO

  • Adrienne Hovey

    Editor, IAABC Journal

    Adrienne Hovey is the owner of Fresh Start Writing... FULL BIO

  • Angela Wentz

    Bookkeeper, IAABC

    I have been with IAABC since 2008 managing their QuickBooks. FULL BIO

    • Sylvia Currie

      Education Coordinator

      Sylvia Currie, BEd, MA (Applied Sciences), is an Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and IAABC Education Coordinator FULL BIO

    • Erin Jones

      Education Initiative Lead, Science Editor

      Erin Jones CPDT-KA, CDBC, PhD Candidate FULL BIO