Debi Krakar, CPDT-KA, Executive Director Debi started The Dog Alliance in 2006. She has been training dogs and their owners for over 15 years. Debi has a BS in Math and Computer Science from the University of Illinois and MAS Degree in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of Illinois.
Carolyn Honish, CPDT-KA, Pet Therapy Director Carolyn has thousands of hours of pet therapy experience. She also has many years of experience as a deaf education teacher in the Round Rock and Austin school districts working with students with autism, intellectual disabilities, and other needs. Carolyn received her MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders/Deaf Education from the University of Texas at Austin.
Paula Baker Prince, CPDT-KA Paula has a BA. in art history from Moorhead State University in Moorhead, MN. Paula has 15 years of experience training dogs and their owners in both group and private lesson settings.
Kathleen Reish, CPDT-KA, Agility Program Coordinator Kathleen started showing dogs in AKC obedience around 1980 and has competed in Novice, Open, and Utility competitions. She started competing in agility competitions in 2015. Kathleen holds a BS in Education from University of Texas at Austin, and has 11 years of teaching experience in elementary schools.
Becca Young, Associate Trainer and Paws Pack Coordinator Becca has been training dogs since 2012 and is part of our service dog training team. She is working on her CPDT-KA certification.
Susan Windham, CPDT-KA, Summer Camp Director, Job Skills Instructor Susan has over 11 years experience as a Child Care Director. She is an active service dog and job skills trainer.
Nancy McIntire, CPDT-KA, Training Director Nancy is a therapy team evaluator, and licensed AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator. She has been training dogs since 2003. Nancy received her MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and served as Board Chair for The Dog Alliance from 2013-2017.
Maida Barbour, CPDT-KA Maida received a BA with honors in Psychology from Wesleyan University, and an MFA. with a concentration in Advanced Communication Technologies from the University of Texas at Austin.
Marcella Slaughter, CPDT-KA Marcella has been a dog trainer and working with dogs in shelters and boarding facilities since 2011.