Board of Directors
Dianna Stearns owns Waggin’s West Dog Training and Behavior Consulting, LLC in Northglenn, Colorado. Waggin’s West believes that the growing sport of Treibball provides dog owners a great opportunity to communicate and play with their dogs, and developed the original clicker training curriculum to be licensed exclusively for use by the American Treibball Association.
A professional dog trainer for 9 years, Dianna holds national certifications from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (2003) and from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (2007), for which she was a founding member. Dianna is also a mentor for students of the Animal Behavior College. She serves as a trainer and behavior consultant to three breed rescue organizations.
Mary Manka has 28 years of working with the City of Boulder, Colorado before becoming a dog trainer and ACE personal trainer certificate. Her business, Push Ups n’ Paws, combines fitness for humans and obedience training for canines. Mary has been on the board of several organizations, boards and trains horses, and volunteers for animal therapy rescue groups through social media and other local avenues. With her fitness experience, it was a natural for Mary to gravitate towards Treibball.
Hilary Lane owns Fang Shui Canines, a canine training and coaching business in Louisville, Colorado, that helps people and their dogs live harmoniously. She is a Certified American Treibball Trainer (CATT), and serves as a main trainer for the American Treibball Association Trainers’ Academy. She has volunteered with Humane Society Boulder Valley in their STAR programs, puppy socialization classes, and other training events. Hilary co-founded Rocky Mountain Border Collie Rescue, where she trained rescues to be more adoptable. Currently, she evaluates potential canine candidates for a Search and Rescue organization, and writes articles for pet publications, including Cornell and Tufts veterinary newsletters.