I’ve been around Aussies for about half my life, and as soon as I was introduced to them, they became my favorite dog breed for their friendliness and intelligence. I was more interested in chasing one of my family’s dogs around the living room in circles (Jasper’s favorite pastime) or giving them both belly rubs (Penny’s preferred pastime), than running around the ring with them. However, in the fall of 2016, my step dad, who has been involved in ASCA for a while, had heard that the office was hiring student workers and recommended that I contact them. At the time, I was a broke college student, so I immediately jumped on that opportunity; it helped that I loved dogs and knew what ASCA was. After three years of mailing, filing, scanning, and learning (both in the classroom and in the office), in May 2019, I graduated from Texas A&M with a B.A. in English and a Minor in Art (I’m an insatiable reader who likes to paint on occasion). Shortly after, I was asked to come on full time as Receptionist/Membership Coordinator, then, in the fall of 2019, I was asked to take over as Agility Coordinator. ASCA has been my favorite job so far, and even though I’m still young, I think it will always have a special place in my heart because of the wonderful community, the amount that I have been able to learn about an amazing organization, and the rewarding experience.
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