Jake Guell, CPDT studied clinical psychology at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, a graduate of Animal Behavior College, a Registered AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and Board Certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT). He has twelve years of dedicated canine training experience including therapy dog training, service dog training, canine sport training, clicker training, advanced obedience training, trick training and behavior modification. His extracurricular activities include visiting hospitals with his therapy dog Onyx, competing with Onyx in Dockdogs, boating, four wheeling, golfing and going to sporting events. Jake enjoys spending time with his wife Amanda and daughter during his free time.
Hailey joined Tails for Life in August of 2016 as a daycare worker. However, she quickly became interested in training service dogs herself after observing the positive difference they make in the quality of their owners' lives. She is a graduate of Animal Behavior College and preparing to become board certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. Hailey will be managing the Chicago Tails for Life location when it opens in 2019. Outside of work, Hailey enjoys playing piano, gardening, ballroom dancing and hanging out with her Great Danes Hazel and Daphne.
Ana started working at Tails for Life in January of 2017. She was inspired by Jake's work and his mission to train service dogs for people with disabilities. Ana is a graduate of Animal Behavior College and preparing to become board certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. She will join Hailey in Chicago when she finishes her studies. In her free time Ana enjoys going on hikes, backpacking and photography.
Carissa started working at Tails for Life in September of 2016 as part of the Youth Apprentice Program through St. Mary's Springs Academy. She is a senior and enjoys playing tennis, swimming and anything to do with animals. Carissa is planning on taking courses through Animal Behavior College to obtain her professional dog training certification. She plans to continue schooling to become a DVM.