JoAnne, a former preschool educator, is the proud mom of 4-pawed children Jewel, a rescue pit bull mix from MassPAWS who earned her AKC Canine Good Citizen from BlueDog in 2014, and rescue cat Tonks from Pet Tails Rescue.

She’s also mom to 2-footed sons Andrew who graduated from U Mass Lowell in 2019 and Spencer who will graduate from U Mass Lowell in 2021. She enjoys scrapbooking, reading books, attending group walks with her dog Jewel, deploying as a volunteer with the Humane Society and spending time with her family. JoAnne and her husband Dave will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in May (2020).

JoAnne has assisted with training classes for 4.5 years and will celebrate her 6th year working at BlueDog as a dog walker in August (2020). She completed Gail Fisher’s All Dogs Academy Instructor Training School, has attended Sue Sternberg seminar, recently renewed her certification as Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, is a member of IAABC and plans to continue her education to become a dog trainer!