Meet Your Team

Our Staff

Tina Flores

Carmaleta Aufderheide

Genevieve Cahill

Rachel Thornton

Tara Houser

CC Bourgeois

Ally Verba

Jenna Powell

Jane Wolff

Maia Huff-Owen

Tiffany Lovell

Lisa Lyle Waggoner

Lynn Webb

Stephanie Barger

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Tina Flores

Tina, KPA-CTP, CSAT, and Puppy Start Right instructor is the owner of Doggy Einsteins Training. Her passion for helping pet guardians learn to effectively communicate with their dogs through the use of scientifically based, force-free training methods stems from her experience and love of her own (recovered) separation anxiety dog, Chile.

Carmaleta Aufderheide

Carmaleta (Carm) Aufderheide, M.S., KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, CSAT, owns Northstar Training Solutions in Eugene, Oregon. Her engagement in graduate school research into the human animal bond with vulnerable populations sparked her career in dog training, behavior, and commitment to helping families and their dogs through difficult times. Carm is also trained in mediation & facilitation and brings remarkable compassion and commitment to her work.

Genevieve Cahill

Genevieve Cahill, MA, CVT, CSAT, CCFT found her love for animal behavior at a very young age. She has been a certified veterinary nurse for 20 years, and operates her business Modern Animal Behavior, working in her community with local vets and shelters as a Fear Free Certified Professional and Certified Canine Fitness Trainer. She takes a holistic approach to helping dogs and owners with their behavior struggles using only the most current science based techniques. She loves to help owners and their dogs find the peace and harmony they truly deserve.

Rachel Thornton

Rachel Thornton, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, CSAT, Faculty Advisor for Victoria Stilwell Academy of Dog Training and Behavior. Rachel is the owner of Cold Nose College, Natchez Trace as well as a well-known trainer and mentor in the service dog community. Rachel has expertise in breeding and raising puppies and enjoys continued study of dog behavior. She delights in assisting dogs and their owners to work through behavioral challenges, like separation anxiety, to achieve less stress and more fun.

Tara Houser

Tara Houser, MS, CSAT, KPA-CTP, PMCT2, CPDT-KA, has been training professionally in her business, Real Pet Behavior, since 2010. Her compassion for both ends of the leash grew from her experience in helping her dogs thru challenges with separation and noise sensitivities. She now enjoys helping dogs and their people overcome similar struggles and build stronger relationships using evidence based, force free training techniques.

CC Bourgeois

C.C. is a CPDT-KA, Pat Miller Certified Trainer, CSAT, Faculty Advisor for the Victoria Stilwell Academy of Dog Training and Behavior and the owner of Wonder Dog University serving Charleston, SC and globally, online. Specializing in Separation Anxiety was motivated by her own – now recovered – dogs, Rocco and Jasper. C.C.’s extensive experience with rescues and as a large shelter Behavior and Training Manager shaped her mission to help humans understand their dogs better and give them the real-life tools for success.

Ally Verba

Ally, CPDT-KA, CSAT, has been helping families attain their training goals since 2010. Though Separation Anxiety and puppy training + socialization are her specialties, she is happy to take on additional behavior cases of all shapes and sizes! Ally’s approach to training is based on choice, empowerment, and positive reinforcement. She believes that allowing our pets to navigate their worlds without unnecessary fear and anxiety helps to not only create healthy human-canine bonds, but also sets up our pets for the years to come.

Jenna Powell

Jenna Powell, CSAT, CPDT-KA, Puppy Start Right Instructor, and AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator is the owner of Cold Nose College West. Jenna credits her own recovered separation anxiety dog, Bentley, for inspiring her to help other dogs and their guardians overcome this devastating phobia. It is her top priority to use the most humane and effective training methods to help you and your dog connect and thrive.

Jane Wolff

Jane, CTC, CPDT-KA, CSAT is an honors graduate of the Academy for Dog Trainers whose interest in training really took off after working with her own separation anxiety dog (now recovered), Nina. When she is not working with separation anxiety, Jane loves teaching group classes and helping fearful dogs feel better about the world. She is currently working with her second own separation anxiety dog, Asha.

Maia Huff-Owen

Maia Huff-Owen, M.A. M.Sc., KPA-CTP, CSAT. Maia is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy, a Fear-Free Certified Professional and a passionate student of animal behavior. Having come to professional dog training by way of research in graduate school, Maia has been lucky enough to have extensive and ongoing training from some of the most respected specialists in the animal behavior world. Among her best teachers, however, she counts her wonderful dog, Cliquot, whose recovery from a long list of phobias has cemented her passion to help change the lives of fearful dogs and their guardians for the better.

Tiffany Lovell

Tiffany, CPDT-KA, CSAT, AAI owns Cold Nose College, Space Coast, FLA and is the only Fear Free Certified Professional in her area. Her written work can be seen in Whole Dog Journal and Barks from the Guild. Tiffany’s focus is education, and she is truly passionate about working with separation anxiety.

Lisa Lyle Waggoner

Lisa is a CPDT-KA, a Pat Miller Certified Trainer-Level 2, Faculty for the Victoria Stilwell Academy of Dog training and Behavior and founder of Cold Nose College in Murphy, NC. A passionate advocate for science-based, force-free dog training, Lisa is a regular contributor to Whole Dog Journal, and the co-instructor of the Separation Anxiety Certification Program.

Lynn Webb

Lynn Webb, M.A., KPA CTP, CSAT, CTMT, started her journey into dog training when she and her husband adopted their American Staffordshire Terrier. To help their dog, she turned to the internet and found a lot of conflicting information, which inspired her to learn and work towards helping others with anxious dogs. After she became certified through the Karen Pryor Academy, she went on to earn certification in canine massage and Separation Anxiety. Through her company, The Proficient Pup, Lynn focuses on helping shy, nervous, worried, and reactive doggies and the people who love them.

Stephanie Barger

CSAT, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA. Stephanie is a Fear Free Professional and life-long dog lover committed to helping dogs and their families live a harmonious life together. Her passion is helping people provide their dogs with happy and enriched lives, free from fear and anxiety. She is dedicated to providing people and dogs the tools to succeed, together.

Your Certified Separation Anxiety Trainers

Alice Tong

Allison Lamminen

Allison Shaefer

Ally Verba

Amie Glasgow

Ana Verissimo

Angela Doyle

Angela Gardner

Beth Friedman

Beth Grooms

Beverly Lassiter

Bob Ryder

Bonnie Logue

Brittany Jacobsen

Carlos Míllara

Carmaleta Aufderheide

Caryn Charlie Liles

Casey McGee

CC Bourgeois

Chantal Mills

Chloe MacBean

Christine Meijer

Christophe Bleyenheuft

Claudine Prud’homme

Coline Guerin

Dana Rebaza

Dasa Lipovsek

Deb Codiroli

Deb Manheim

Emily Blythe

Emily Markham

Emma Holly

Erietta Karampetsou

Fanna Easter

Genevieve Cahill

Geraldine Wickham

Gitta Vaughn

Helen Tyrrell

Holden Svirsky

Holly Ovington

Hylke Walters

Ingrid Haskal

Irith Bloom

Jackie Johnston

Jane Wolff

Jen Hurst

Jenna Powell

JennaLee Gallicchio

Jennie Murphy

Jennifer Gailis

Jennifer Pratt

Jennifer Reed

Jenny Harlow

Jessica Char

Jill Haley Rose

Joan Hunter Mayer

Joan Morse

Joanie Dufour

Joanie Frigon-Carriere

Joann Rechtine

Jolene Harmer

Karishma Warr

Kate LaSala

Katherine Davidson

Kathrine Christ

Katie Guille

Kelly McFarlane

Kim Roche

Kimbra Doran

Laura Witkowski

Leonie Poulter

Leslie Wiesner

Linda Brodzik

Linda Keehn

Linda Monico

Lisa Lyle Waggoner

Lisa Manolius

Lisa Marino

Lisa Skavienski

Liz Fischer

Lorena Patti

Lynn Brearey

Lynn Honeckman, DVM

Lynn Webb

Maggie Pearson

Maia Huff Owen

Maria Karunungan

Meghan D’Arcy

Melanie Cerone

Melissa Dallier

Michael Baugh

Michael Schaier

Moira Hechenleitner, DVM

Nancy Le

Natalie Osborne

Nee Kang

Nick Hof

Nicole Barnett

Nicole Kohanski

Pamela Rhodes

Pamela Wyman

Patricia Grechi

Patti OFarrell

Peggy McCarty

Petrina Firth

Phyllis Zboril

Rachel Thornton

Raphael Pepin

Ren Volpe

Rhea Northcut

Roger Bergez

Sabrina Mignacca


Sara Munro

Sarah Bond

Sarah Richardson

Saundra Clow

Scotti Harvey

Shannon Thier

Sharon Labossiere

Sharon Nelson

Sheelah Gullion

Shelley MacEachern

Shelly Keel

Shoshi Parks

Sonia Calvert

Sonya Bevan

Stephanie Barger

Susan Marett

Tara Houser

Terrie Hayward

Tiffany Lovell

Tim Steele

Tina Flores

Toni Clarke

Toni Woods

Tracey Hagan

Tracy Krulik

Tracy Martin

Tricia Del Sorbo Pape

Victoria Thibodeaux

Vinciane DeBruyne

Vivian Zottola

Online Training

Our online, self-paced course, Mission Possible, is the perfect place to start your separation anxiety journey.