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Senior Trainer Certification

A senior trainer is the manager of all groups of trainers working for the SLEWTHS project. A senior trainer has mastered beginning and intermediate level training and management. Senior trainers learn dangerous and delicate behaviors like blood sampling, stomach tubing, and advanced desensitization procedures. The senior trainer is free to explore novel training techniques and approaches and learns to train their own novel behaviors to the animals. The senior trainer has mastered and is checked off for most of the behaviors of each of the animals and have the experience and wisdom to act as a responsible manager.  They perform shows and public interactions and often present at scientific meetings and conferences.

The following people have completed the Senior Trainer Certification (and the Animal Care, Assistant Trainer and Trainer Certification):

Ashley Acridge

Amy Cavagnaro

Megan Cuzick

Rachel Dagget

Sophie Darling

Annette Dempsey

Traci Kendall (Fink)

Tiana Hanna

Nicole Homes

Alex Kjellgren

Wendy Lewis

Allison Limbaugh

Brett Long

Erin Lovin

Christina Ness

Heather Norman

Gina Paolini

Coll Perske

Tina Pool

Sarah Radloff

Allison Reesh

Ari Smith

Beau Richter

Denise Sanger

Camille Sierra

Michele Sousa

Amber Stephens

Shannon Weinstein

Nancy Wenkel

Luisa Williams

Sean Williams

Heather Yeager