Heath Park - Lead Dog Care Specialist
Prior to joining the ATP family in April of 2014, Heath headed-up the Behavior & Training team at PAWS Companion Animal Shelter. Difficult-to-place dogs with various behavioral challenges came under her care. She worked closely with the advanced volunteers to help the dogs through the training and socialization process.
Heath, as a life-long animal welfare advocate and a former member of a rescue organization based in Atlanta, travelled into the rural counties of Georgia and Alabama to rescue dogs from over-crowded and under-funded shelters. It was during this time that she developed her technical skills and learned the fundamentals of dog group dynamic. She helped clicker train the rescues to regain their social skills and confidence in both human and canine societies.
Some of Heath’s favorite, non-animal related, things are: long-distance running, water sports and modern art! She is also a proud mama of an 11-year old Chow-baby name George who likes to eat broccoli and cabbage. He was adopted from PAWS in 2008.
Marian Cole - Dog Care Specialist
Marian moved to the Pacific Northwest from New York City in 2008. After careers in the book publishing and tech industry, she decided to follow her lifelong passion and work with animals. She has been a volunteer at Seattle Animal Shelter since 2009, where she has worked as an adoption assistant and a dog walker. Her specialty there is working with difficult or reactive dogs. She earned a certificate in Applied Animal Behavior from the University of Washington in 2017 and hopes to become a dog trainer.
She lives with a pair of miniature Schnauzers: Ozzie (adopted from Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue) and Archie (from Seattle Animal Shelter) and likes to watch British detective shows.
Rachel Brewer - Dog Care Specialist
Rachel Mae Brewer comes to All Things Pawsitive with 14 years of hands-on experience in the pet care industry. For as long as she can remember, she has been madly in love with man's best friend, the dog.
While spending several years in Nashville, Tennessee, Rachel successfully managed a large-scale daycare and boarding facility. During that time she extensively studied and taught the Dog Guru programs Knowing Dogs and Group Play. Rachel specializes in dog body language and group dynamics, but she considers herself a perpetual student, constantly striving to deepen her understanding of her canine co-workers.
Her passion for teaching through positive leadership inspired her to pursue a career as a dog trainer and Rachel will officially begin her educational journey toward achieving her professional dog trainer certification through the Victoria Stilwell Academy in the spring.
Outside of her work with dogs, Rachel can seen singing her own brand of original country music on various stages around the Pacific Northwest. In addition, she is a self-proclaimed weather nerd and storm chaser who prides herself as a coffee aficionada.