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Our Team of Certified Dog Trainers
Erik was raised in Cincinnati since he was a young child and has a love and passion for his hometown. He graduated from Oak Hills High School and then from University of Cincinnati with a degree in Criminal Justice. From childhood he has always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives so he decided to be a Police Officer after college. During his tenure as a Police Officer, he constantly gravitated to the police canine operations. After years of dreaming about working with dogs everyday, he decided to jump in with two feet and hasn’t looked back!
Erik has been told his whole life by friends and family that he has a special connection with dogs. Erik has always had a family dog in the house since he was a child and cherishes the bond he has had with all of them. His first dog was Stridor, a mixed-breed that became his best friend. He loves dogs of all shapes, sizes, and temperaments!
While Erik had experienced many successes in the law enforcement world with bettering the lives in his community, he proudly states that he has never had a deeper level of job satisfaction than he does today. ”To see a family in such turmoil because their dog has behavioral issues is very sad to see… but there is nothing more rewarding for me than when I return a dog back to a client and see the look on their faces when they realize how much their dog has transformed and immediately see their life and the dog’s life can finally be happy and balanced…it is truly why I do what I do!” Erik’s past experience as an instructor in many law enforcement fields enable him to communicate effectively and efficiently to dog owners so that this new language is clear and the process fluid. “It is really a process of teaching a dog a new language and then teaching the dog’s owners that same language that enables our long term success”
Erik has a great sidekick, Duffy, who he rescued from “Where Hope Lives” animal rescue. Duffy is a boxer-pit mix and had many issues when Erik first rescued him (including aggression towards other dogs), but now Duffy is living the good life in The Cincinnati Dog Wizard world today and aides Erik with his day-to-day operations
Rachel, Lead Office Manager
Rachel happily joined The Dog Wizard team in March of 2017! She has grown up with a love of dogs her entire life, so becoming a part of this team was an absolute dream! She and her favorite girl, Lucy, her 11 yr old rescue, handle the day-to-day logistics of the office. Their daily routine includes talking with dogs and their people about their goals in training, scheduling appointments, and managing the office tasks. The best part of her job is being part of such a wonderful team, and helping build positive relationships between people and their pups. In her free time, Rachel loves to play roller derby and macrame. Rachel is a passionate outdoor enthusiast and enjoys spending time outside hiking with Lucy and her two active and energetic sons.
Amy Campbell, Office Manager
Amy has been with the Dog Wizard Office team since December 2016! Amy has a very important role with being the first point of contact for Dog Wizard clients. She helps manage the day-to-day needs, phone calls, and appointments which she does so well. Amy has a passion for helping customers at the highest level and ensuring they feel great and know that there is hope for their dog. The best part about her job is not only getting to talk with clients about their dogs but also having her rescue mutt, Winston, hang out with her all day! When she’s not helping us in the office she can be found enjoying the outdoors with Winston. We are grateful to have her on our team!
Chloe Debrowski, Office Manager
Chloe is a New York native! She began working with people with disabilities while obtaining her bachelor’s in Social Work. Throughout this journey, she noticed much of her free time was spent caring for animals, so she began a dog sitting business. She took it upon herself to volunteer and give back to the community at local animal shelters and sanctuaries in her free time. Chloe used to competitively ride horses but now just enjoys riding in her free time. Chloe discovered these experiences brought her immense happiness and consequently to shift her career toward one involving helping animals. Chloe is a proud and loyal member of our Dog Wizard family. When you talk to Chloe about your dog and the troubles you are having you will immediately feel at ease with her compassion for you and your dog! One of the best parts of her job, she gets to spend time at home with her two pups Bax and Benji.
Noelle Woodhead, Business Coach
Noelle has been a part of The Dog Wizard family when her path as a trainer started in 2011. She launched the Charleston Dog Wizard location in 2012 there she was able to help a lot of clients and their dogs have a better life and gain more freedom. In 2016 Noelle took over as the lead office manager where she was able to make an impact on the team to better serve the clients and trainers. With her first hand training knowledge of and knowing what it was like being on the other side as a trainer the office support was able to grow by leaps and bounds. She has helped build the office team with a family culture, compassion and passion that can be experienced with every client they talk to. Noelle continues to oversee the office but now spends her time continuing to develop and grow The Dog Wizard trainers and their businesses so that we can help even more people than we already do! She spends most days working remotely on her boat with her sidekick, Huckleberry.