Suzanne joined VMF in 2012 as a puppy sitter, but her role quickly expanded to include puppy starter, raiser and assistant trainer. Suzanne has been a life-long dog owner, training her personal dogs in obedience, therapy work and trick training. Prior to joining VMF, Suzanne fostered and trained rescue dogs. Her desire to honor and give back to those who serve in America’s Armed Forces motivated her to put her love of dog training to use in providing service dogs to disabled veterans.
In her role as Assistant Trainer, Suzanne’s duties include litter testing and puppy evaluation, assisting with weekly group classes, advanced training of SDiTs, puppy raising and sitting, and transition training of our veteran-service dog teams. In addition to volunteering with VMF, Suzanne is a Stephen Minister with her church, a full-time real estate agent, wife, and mother of two.