Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI) that helps individuals with disabilities achieve greater independence by training and placing service and therapy dogs to assist with the individual’s daily needs.
ADAI graduation marks the end of the two-year professional training period for the assistance dog and the beginning of a lifetime partnership with their forever companion.
We recognize volunteers, trainers, staff, sponsors, and donors who each have a significant role in the success of the dog and the impact of the companionship and support. Graduation events are open to the public and a wonderful experience you won't forget.
I'm doing what I love to do! Tell the stories of people living in Northwest, Ohio! I'm honored to say I've been working in television news in Toledo for over 20 years. 13abc is filled with the best journalists I've met in my entire career. The people here have a dedication and passion for telling the best stories with integrity and class. Who could ask for more! My area of expertise has been in medical reporting, but I'm enjoying branching out into other areas of investigative reporting.
Outside work, I cherish time with my 3 beautiful children, Madeline, Cole and Gabrielle. I also have the privilege of co-founding a volunteer organization called Agility Angels. We use trained therapy/agility dogs to help children with Autism develop social skills and self-esteem. I also enjoy sitting on the board of trustees of the Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism, where we work to fill service gaps for families living with Autism. I'm proud to say I helped co-found Give Autism the Boot, a yearly collection with area rescue worker organizations that has raised almost a million dollars to date to fund programs serving our families and their beautiful children in our area!
I grew up in Buffalo, New York and graduated from the SI School of Journalism from Syracuse University.
Northwest Ohioans are wonderful people and I consider it an honor to live and work in such a beautiful part of this country!
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