I have been involved in Schutzhund/IPO for 24 years. I have previously held the following positions:
2015 – 2017 AWDF Vice-President
2010-2012 Director at Large
2008-2010 BOI member
USCA Working Dog Judge, IPO since 2007
2012-2016 USCA Vice-President
2006-2010 USCA Executive Board member
2003-2005 New England Regional Director
USA Classified Teaching Helper
In 2002 I Started Southern New Hampshire Working Dog Club
President, Training Director, Club training Helper for 20+ years.
I worked as Back Half Trial Helper for 3 Regional Championships and worked over 40 club trials.
I am a 6 time member of the SchH3/IPO3 club, I have competed with 5 of those at National Championships. I have competed in 20+ National Championships and 15 regional Championships. I am also a USCA Master Sports Training Medal Recipient.
2009 FCI World Team member (Alternate)
2016 Canadian National Champion
2016 USCA GSD nationals Vice-Champion
2017 FCI World Team member (USA-4)
2017 WUSV World Team member (USA-3)
I have Judged 4 National Championships:
2012 American Working Malinois Assoc National Championships, Tracking
2014 United Schutzhund Clubs of America Working Dog Championship, Obedience
2015 United Schutzhund Clubs of America Working Dog Championship, Protection
2017 United Schutzhund Clubs of America Working Dog Championship, Protection
I have judged over 20 Regional Championships and over club 200 trials in 10+ years as a USCA Performance Judge.
I wish all the competitors the best of luck in the competition and congratulate all of you for making this far already. That alone is a big accomplishment.
USCA # 35
I have been involved in the sport of Schutzhund since 1988 and have been a member of UScA for 15 years. I received my UScA probationary judges license in November 2010 and my full license in April 2013.I also received my GSSCC licence in May 2013.
Since then I have judged several Regional Championships as well as the tracking judge for the 2014 &2017 GSSCC National IPO Championships and 2015 UScA Working Dog Championships as well as 2016 UScA National Championships. I am currently the GSSCC Head Judge
I have raised, trained and handled 3 GSD’s to SchH3 (HOT) and 2 dogs from a SchH/IPO1 thru 3. I have also attained FH titles with two of these. I have competed with these dogs in many regional and national events in both working and conformation in both USA and Canada. My last female made #6 on the top 10 - IPO 3 dogs in Canada.
I am a member of Lower Mainland German Shepherd Dog Club in B.C. Canada where I currently reside. (Since 1988) I breed 1 litter a year under the kennel name ”vom Kleetal” and I’m actively training a young female that I bred.
I’m married with 1 son and 3 grandchildren.