Before Cotons, we were a 4-H family with goats, cattle, Great Pyrenees dogs and wild turkeys. The name remains with us.

I became interested in the Coton de Tulear in 2012 when I was looking a small breed that would compete well in performance sports, and work as a therapy dog. I was impressed by the natural selection that influenced the breed. Cotons are the only breed I raise, although I have fostered other rescue dogs.

My formal education is in Animal Science (BS), Genetics (MS), Food Chemistry (PhD). I currently work in nutrition research at Texas A&M University. Previously, I taught high school science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and AP Biology. (Do NOT even think about writing to me in ‘text language.’) I also taught Anatomy and Physiology at Lonestar College.

We are located at the edge of Texas’ Big Thicket approximately 50 miles northwest of Houston.