June 2016 - Meet the Team
When did you and Shanti become a team? - In 2012
What other partners have you had? - Shanti is my first and only therapy animal.
In what type of facility are you visiting? - We have worked in the past with an Adult Dayhab (for mental/physical disabilities) and the Ronald McDonald House. We are currently starting off with the Juvenile Detention Center team.
In what other Therapy Animals activities do you and your partner participate? - We’ve done a couple of presentations at schools, and we have attended the Joint Base Christmas Party both years it has been hosted by the American Red Cross.
Tell us something about your partner that we may not know. - Shanti is an 8 year old All American dog I met at the Humane Society when she was a few months old. She is titled in AKC Agility at the Excellent level and is currently working on her “Masters” and “Champion” titles.
What Therapy Animals leadership position(s) do you currently have? - None.
What other leadership positions have you had? - None.
Tell us something about yourself that we may not know. - Having a “working” dog is something I’ve wanted since I was 18 years old. I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work and feel like working with TASA helps me fulfill my vocation.