Animal Assisted Therapy Team
Jeanna has 4 sons and 5 grandchildren. She has also fostered many children for the state of Missouri. Jeanna worked in the corporate world for much of her career, but never lost her passion for animals and human relationships. Jeanna is a Certified Instructor with the Global Kennel Club (GKC), American Kennel Club, Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and Certified Council of Pet Dog Trainers (CCPDT), and certified with Therapy Dog International (TDI), as well as Brainspotting Level 1 certified. She has trained canines for the US Military and Law Enforcement. Her experience has offered her the opportunity to work with wolves and exotic cats, like cougars, panthers and bobcats. She worked as a Veterinary Technician for large and small, domestic and exotic animals. Jeanna’s desire to work with youth and animals brought her to CALO where she enjoys mentoring students and providing them opportunities to build healthy relationships with canines and humans.
Ariel Twyman has over 5 years of experience working with Calo. She first experienced working as a frontline staff coaching students and soon after worked with the academic director as an assistant registrar. Ariel then sought after her true calling in the Canine Therapy Department working closely with the Calo programs Canine therapy Director for 3 years and was later promoted to the Lake Ozark Canine Therapy Director in 2017. Ariel's passion is with helping our clients live and learn experientially through the use of our CASA model, Animal Assisted Therapy, and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.
Jess joined the canine therapy department in 2017 after spending time getting know the students on the front lines as a coach. Jess is passionate about family as well as well as the work we do to restore families every day. Since moving into canine therapy she has experienced great joy in being able to connect with families through the use of canines, and become more creatively engaged through her love of animals! Jess works primarily with our teen and preteen girls, doing training, grooming, and helping our students become more affective animal handlers as they work on transferable attachment.
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