Natalie was lucky enough to get involved in K9 Nose Work in Sonatalie mcmanusuthern California in 2009, with her first dog. She had access to many fantastic instructors, and quickly fell in love with the sport. Especially wonderful was the amazing benefit to her dog reactive dog, as they found an activity and sport that they could participate and excel in. She absolutely loves competing in nose work, having trialed 5 dogs of varying breeds, with the current oldest up to the Summit level. She has been teaching since 2011 and now teaches both in person and virtually.

Natalie is also a K9 Nose Work Camp instructor, and has taught at GA, CO, and PA camps. She was also a presenter at the 2021 Virtual Nose Work Camp.