Shelter Manager of Training & Behavior Modification Department
Erin first began working professionally in animal welfare in 2014 after years of developing personal experience handling, rehabilitating, and fostering both wild and companion animals. Her career began in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a large regional Humane Society but she soon answered the call to return to Colorado and joined the Client Care Team at LHS in 2015, providing service at both the Adoption and Intake desks. Eager to deepen her work with animals and the people who love them, Erin became a Senior Client Care Team Member, expanding her range of responsibilities within the shelter. In February of 2017, Erin transitioned from the Client Care Team to become a member of the Training & Behavior Department to the position of the Public Training Program Coordinator, overseeing all public dog training and Adoption Follow-up programs. From mid-2019 to late-2021, Erin also held the additional role of Transfer Coordinator, further expanding her responsibilities at LHS. In October of 2021, Erin moved away from her role of transfer coordinator and took on the task of restructuring LHS’s training programs, combining both the Public Training & Shelter Training programs to create a more streamlined, cohesive department, as Public & Shelter Training Supervisor. In May of 2023, Erin transitioned to her current role at LHS, Shelter Manager of the Training & Behavior Modification Department. As Shelter Manager of TBMD, Erin is responsible for managing the operations of all training department programs and staff. She is responsible for maintaining the behavioral health of LHS-owned dogs while in the kennel/shelter environment and provides effective & appropriate training and handling for both LHS & client-owned dogs in need of behavior modification. She acts as a resource to answer training questions, instructs obedience courses, conducts behavioral evaluations, and supervises puppy playgroups. Erin received an Associate’s degree of Science, and later obtained a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Zoology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She lives in Longmont with her husband, and their three lovable and goofy rescue dogs, Domino, Dobby, and Dexter.