Jill is the owner of Mountain Dogs LLC founded in 2012 located in McCoy Colorado. She specializes in K9 Nose Work training, hosting trial events and supporting NACSW in multiple ways. Prior to her involvement with NACSW, she trained for many years in obedience, volunteered for Vail Pet Partners, Eagle County Humane Society and participated in Dock Dogs with her border collie Digger. In 2011 she discovered Dana Zinn at Zinn Dog Training in Wheatridge, CO and began her journey with Digger in K9 Nose Work. Jill is also a Colorado licensed attorney and certified medical administrator working with her husband Guy, in health care in Avon, CO for over 19 years when not involved in dog training. She supports NACSW as a Certified Nose Work Instructor, Trial Site Approval Advisor, ORT Certifying Official and Judge, Score Room Lead NW1-NW2, 2015 and 2017 National Invitational Event Committee and hosts multiple trials annually in Colorado. Jill has titled with her dog Izzy now at Elite and has reached Elite CH with Digger now participating in the Summit League division.
Jill has also been a professional ski instructor and scuba diving instructor utilizing progressive positive sports training methods, a style of teaching she now uses as a key foundation in developing, enhancing and enriching the human-canine bond with every K9 Nose Work handler-dog team from Intro to Nose Work to Elite. Jill teaches regularly in Eagle, Grand Junction and Wheat Ridge Colorado.