Staff

Staff

Kelli Danielsen
Founder/Head Dog Trainer/CAP2

Kelli Danielsen

Kelli is a Certified Level 2 Clicker Trainer, (CAP2) and is Certified in both Level I and Level II from the Canine Behavior Academy at the Marin Humane Society.  She is a student of the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy and continually enrolls in courses to both refine and improve upon her training skills. She has over 20 years of experience in animal care, dog training, and personnel management, and is also certified in Canine First Aid and CPR by the American Red Cross.  Prior to founding Pride and Pedigree, she worked at Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc as Program Manager for the Puppy Socialization and Foster Care programs. . 
Pride and Pedigree is the culmination of Kelli’s years of experience and a passion for dogs.  Prior to being employed by Guide Dogs, Kelli was a veterinary technician for over 10 years and has a passion for holistic and natural health.
Kelli’s training philosophy is based on connection, with an emphasis on engagement and a positive experience for every dog in her care. She has competed in both Rally and Field, all trained with positive reinforcement. In her free time, Kelli trains Scout, her Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever in field work, as well as riding her Quarter Horse Maverick and driving her Miniature horse, Silver.  Kelli is also owned by Darby,Violet and Egg, all Boston Terriers, and Kestrel, a chihuahua/kelpie mix.

Juliene Bartley
Senior Dog Trainer & Content Creator

Juliene Bartley

Juliene has spent her entire life around dogs, horses, and a menagerie of other animals. She’s always harbored a deep love of animals, interest in all aspects of their care, and profound desire to find better ways to communicate with them. This drive to understand how animals think led her to pursue a career in animal behavior and training.

In addition to working with dogs on an individual basis, Juliene is also well-versed in handling large groups of dogs. Aside from her lifetime of personal experience with her own animals, pet sitting, and volunteer work in animal shelters and veterinarian clinics, she has offered private in-home training, has donated her personal time and training skills to local dog rescues and has over 20 years of professional experience working with dogs in a daycare and boarding setting.

Juliene has achieved an American Kennel Club Good Citizen certification on two of her dogs (so far!). She is certified in the first level of the Competency Assessment Program – a program that assesses the ability of trainers who specialize in clicker training – and has completed training in safe handling techniques and attended numerous seminars from top trainers regarding canine behavior. Juliene is also certified in Canine First Aid and CPR by the American Red Cross.

When not caring for the dogs at Pride and Pedigree and honing her training skills, Juliene enjoys hikes and long scenic drives with her rough coat collie-mix, Sage, and quiet trail rides with her rescue horse, Kachina.

Alex Mora
Administrative and Operations Coordinator

Alex Mora

Alex has spent most of his life in the company of dogs.  His family has raised many different breeds, which makes Alex a natural at caring for the dogs at Pride and Pedigree.  Alex has also provided in-home pet sitting.  In his spare time, Alex enjoys playing bass, hanging out with his rescued Boxers, Bojangles and Izzy, and excelling at Fantasy Football.  Alex is also certified in Canine First Aid and CPR by the American Red Cross.

Jed – R.I.P July 2015
We miss you, Jed.
Night Shift Supervisor

Jed

Jed was responsible for walking the premises at night and making sure nothing is astray.  He was full of purrs and excelled at lying on the keyboard while you typed, nibbling your fingers and soliciting a good scratch every now and then.  During his free time he enjoyed sleeping, eating, watching the Discovery Channel …and sleeping.

Angus Young
Head of Security

Angus Young

Angus left the feral life in the Oakland Hills, choosing to join us at our Former Oakland location.  He is enjoying being a Concord resident, having fun with feathers and continuing to be the most affectionate cat in the East Bay.