Susie is an Owner and a Trainer. She's also Marketing and Advertising Manager.
Susie teaches group classes and private lessons in Agility, Obedience and Rally.
Precisely one day after Susie and husband Lamarr moved into their first home, she adopted her first dog from a stranger in a parking lot. Since then, there has always been a dog or two in the family. Her fondest childhood memories involve exploring the woods in Oak Ridge (against her mother's wishes) with the family dog, Friskie.
Susie inherited an entrepreneurial spirit from her father (Music Box, Oak Ridge) and has been self-employed in marketing and advertising since 1986. She also is the founder of the 10k Every Day Walking Program which promotes healthy, active walking. Susie has been riding and training horses since age 12 and owns a quarter horse. She also enjoys hiking, flat-water kayaking, and bird-watching. She served on the board for Keep Knoxville Beautiful for six years.
In August of 2014, Susie and her dog Chipper started taking Obedience and Agility lessons with Ace Russell. She now freely admits her Agility addiction. She has also competed and titled in AKC Rally.
Susie joined the Meadowbrooke Kennel training staff primarily to work with Boarding School students. Her favorite thing about training? "Every dog is different. It's very interesting to figure out how we can help each one become a better companion. I love it when the dog's family is amazed by what happens in those two weeks. I LOVE my job, the people at Meadowbrooke, and working with our clients."
Susie lives with her husband, Lamarr, her seemingly immortal mother (celebrating 100 years in April 2018), an unpredictable cat named Amelia, and her 'dangerous dog', Chipper. (That's another story... and how she met Ace in the first place.) Daughter Annie lives in a tiny house in Indiana and daughter Sarah Jordan is in a PhD program at Rice University.
To contact Susie: firstname.lastname@example.org