Where did you serve and what did you do?
I was a Marine Working Dog Handler, Specialized Search Dog handler & trainer and Kennel Master until 2009. I joined the Marine Corps in 2000.
How are you #StillServing?
My wife and I founded Semper K9 Assistance Dogs in 2014. We train rescued and donated dogs to be service dogs for disabled veterans free if charge.
Why do you do it?
I have a unique skillet formally taught to my by the USMC. Finding a place and purpose after serving was a real challenge. During that time I stayed in the K9 world doing various contracts but struggled to find my place in this world. I wanted to use my knowledge to help other veterans with that same struggle. We are closing in on 100 dog teams that have graduated and even if it were just 1 veteran served I would still feel like my sacrifices for family life and everything I went through in Iraq & Afghanistan were worth it to help save a life after my combat service.