Here are some of the latest entries from our blog section.
Lori Nanan lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania and is the Canine Behavior Education Coordinator at Women’s Humane Society in Bensalem PA. Lori provides classes to the public and to WHS shelter dogs, as well as free monthly presentations to educate the public on all things dog.
Lori founded Your Pit Bull and You, a resource created to highlight rewards-based training and promote pit bulls in a positive light with fellow Academy team member, Kelly Cottrell. Lori also works with Academy grad Malena DeMartini-Price, doing initial contacts for potential separation anxiety clients.
Julianne Griffin lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband and 3 dogs. Julianne holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management and works for the City of Philadelphia as a Budget Analyst. Her unit, the AIDs Activities Coordinating Office provides grants and in demand programs to the HIV, AIDs & LGBTQ communities in and around Philadelphia.
After the adoption of her first Pitbull, she quickly learned the unfortunate reality for many Pitties just like her own. It’s safe to say that she had found her life’s work. Since then she has served as a volunteer for ACCT Philly, Love Four Paws, Big East Akita Rescue and more recently the Women’s Humane Society. She has served in many capacities as a volunteer from walking dogs, running adoption events, transporting, serving on fundraising committees and even fostering with a special interest in senior and special needs dogs.
More recently, Julianne has become more focused on fundraising activities and event planning. In the past she has successfully partnered up with non profits in the area to raise much needed funds for the adoptable animals in their care. She plans to continue this work with YPBY.
Paul Nanan has Master Degrees in Information Technology and Finance he lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania and serves as the web designer and master of all things techie for Your Pit Bull and You.
Paul’s career in Information Technology has given him skills and knowledge that have not only benefited YPBY, but other non-profit organizations interested in spreading their missions and reaching a wider audience.
A former volunteer at the Philadelphia Care and Control and former Member of the Board of Directors of Philadoptables has given Paul a unique perspective on the needs of animal welfare organizations and he uses this knowledge to help as many dogs as possible.
Lisa Skavienski, CTC, lives in Rochester, NY, where she is heavily involved in animal welfare, focusing much of her time in outreach efforts aimed at supporting underserved communities, in addition to supporting shelter and rescue dogs in her role as Head of Behavior & Training for PLR. She is co-owner of Dog Educated, LLC, which she opened with fellow Academy For Dog Trainers member, John Cicolella; and she is currently studying under Malena DeMartini-Price for certification specializing in separation anxiety.