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Meet the Staff


Darcey Hall

Darcey Hall is a professional dog trainer and behaviorist. She has dedicated the last fifteen years to training canines. She is CA P-O-S-T Certified and a Protection Sport Association (PSA) member. Darcey's PSA competition Belgian Malinois is named Schroefke, which means Skrewball in Dutch. Darcey's passion is creating a bond between the owner and the dog to make an everlasting relationship. She loves doing fun games to create a learning environment for the dog to retain their obedience. Specializing in advanced obedience and behavior modification, Darcey is also an AKC Canine Evaluator for Canine Good Citizen certification, a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and is part of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP). 


Emily Racey

I'm Emily Racey, a professional dog trainer and behaviorist at HOPE. With over fifteen years of experience in the field, I am thrilled to continue adding to my journey. Currently certified in advanced obedience, certified sport detection dog training, and an AKC evaluator, I am committed to staying updated with the latest in dog training methodologies through continual learning. Dogs are not just my profession, but my passion, and I find immense fulfillment in assisting rescues and facilitating dog adoptions whenever possible. At home, I proudly embrace my title as a self-proclaimed "crazy dog lady," I have two Huskies named Cujo and Chewbacca, a Weiner dog named Sir Weiner Longbottom, a French Bulldog named Cookie, and a Belgian Malinois named Leeloo. Having a career that revolves around my love for dogs feels like a true blessing, and I am dedicated to helping owners find HOPE.


Allison St. Aubin

"Throughout my life, I've held a deep-seated passion for working with dogs. Originally aspiring to become a veterinarian, I eagerly pursued relevant courses and gained experience at a rescue/boarding facility. It was there, under the guidance of skilled professionals, that I discovered my true calling in dog training. Witnessing the transformative effects of training on canine behavior ignited a newfound dedication within me. Joining HOPE further deepened my understanding and love for dogs, enriching my journey in canine care." 


Hailey Myers

Hi there! I'm Hailey, and I'm thrilled to be part of the team at HOPE Dog Training as a receptionist. With eight years of experience in customer service, coupled with three years of working closely with dogs and other animals, I've found my perfect niche here. As the first point of contact for our clients, I take pride in creating a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. Whether it's scheduling appointments, answering inquiries, or greeting our furry friends and their human families, I'm here to ensure that every interaction is positive and memorable. Outside of work, I share my home with two beloved kitties, Carley and Cleo. While I don't have a dog of my own just yet, I'm eagerly awaiting the day when I have a backyard big enough for everyone to romp and play. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Health Science, my passion for helping people and their furry companions extends beyond the office walls. I believe that every interaction is an opportunity to make a difference, and I'm dedicated to providing the best possible experience for our clients and their pets. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out. I look forward to welcoming you and your furry family members to HOPE Dog Training!


Megan Grasser

Megan Grasser has been working with dogs for several years and in customer service over nine years. As receptionist she is here to fulfill all our customer needs. It is wonderful seeing our pets be brought to their full potential. She is thankful to be part of this training process. She currently has two of her own dogs. The first is a Bichon Frise, Lacey, and the second is a Yorkie Mix named Mccoy, named after "Bones" from Star Trek. Megan can answer questions, help you signup for classes, or even give you a tour.


Daniel Escobar

Daniel Escobar is has been working with dogs for eight years and has been with HOPE since our opening. Daniel has had Rottweilers his whole life and currently has one male, Django, and one female, Domino. Before working with HOPE, Daniel taught Domino to fetch. Later he found out that retrieving items is actually a requirement for service animals. Now he wishes that he would have trained his dog to retrieve his phone. Daniel is known for being patient and compassionate with dogs and owners. He enjoys helping them get what they can't on their own.


Alvin Teng

Alvin Teng, a member of HOPE for over three years, has immersed himself in animal care since childhood. With a profound love for dogs, he finds training deeply rewarding, relishing the chance to shape their behavior positively. Having shared his life with two Pitbulls, two Rottweilers, and four cats, he has finally rescued his first dog by himself. A Black German Shepherd/Malinois mix named Mallory. He has an abundance of patience, specializes in working with timid dogs, much like his own beloved Mallory. With a gentle touch and understanding demeanor, he helps these dogs build confidence and trust, transforming them into happy and well-adjusted companions.


Brookelynn Thompson

Coming Soon.

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