ABOUT US

Trisha Gage

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is originally from the Baltimore area, and she has a background in editing, writing, and teaching. Trisha has a BA in English from Towson State University and an MLA from Johns Hopkins University. When not running agility courses or spending time with her pack, she edits medical, technical, and scientific publications and tries to find time to travel and do other fun things as well. She and her husband, Wes, have been participating in agility events since 1991 and have earned many titles with Shetland sheepdogs (Tilly, Amber, April, and Lydia) and Pembroke Welsh corgis (Zarli, Aggie, and new puppy Inga). Wes and Trisha live in Bucks County, PA, with their dogs and several rescue cats.

Trisha has served on the board of Live to Run Again (LTRA) since 2003, becoming president after Tom Callaghy’s retirement. She is also serving as the Webmaster for the revised LTRA Web site. In honor of her friendship with Jane Callaghy, LTRA will always be a special cause to Trisha. She is working to gain more national name recognition for LTRA and increase fundraising to allow more opportunities to raise awareness about the dangers of drowsy driving and the benefits of sleep.

Jacky Mento

has a bachelor of science degree in animal science from Delaware Valley College. She started her career working with 034farm animals and transitioned into dog training, where she has been active more than 20 years. Jacky is the vice president of Live to Run Again and is currently the training director for Y2K9s Dog Sports Club in Wyndmoor, PA. She has one daughter and lives in Coopersburg, PA.

 Jacky has titled dogs of various breeds in conformation, obedience, agility, rally-o, and freestyle. Jacky’s main goal in dog sports instruction is to clarify and improve the dog/human relationship using positive reinforcement. In 2012, Jacky became a CPDT-KA (Certified Pet Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed). Her real job is customer service manager for a small laboratory supply company that focuses on enriching animals used in research. Jacky has been instrumental in helping the LTRA board price and order different products and materials to give and sell as part of the public education campaign against drowsy driving and many other projects for fundraising.

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is a retired Philadelphia school teacher. She and her husband, Andy, have two sons and daughters-in-law and two grandchildren. Leah is 11 and often works Y2K9s events, and Bennett is nearly 9. They live in Fort Washington, PA.

Lynn began training dogs in obedience in 1994 with her first rescue lab. Lynn and Andy rescued another lab in 1997 and in 2001 moved on to flyball and agility. They are now are the proud parents of a border collie, Flash; a lab, Casey; and a feisty young mix, Prize. Another beloved border collie, Quiz, recently crossed the rainbow bridge. Lynn has continued to compete in flyball and agility and also in rally obedience and hope to shortly in disc. Lynn also enjoys therapy dog work through Therapy Dog International (TDI).

Lynn is a member of Y2K9s Dog Sports Club, where she has served on the board for several years. She has taught classes in basic canine manners, therapy dog/canine good citizen, basic agility skills, and rally obedience. When not involved in dog sports and training, she loves to read, swim, hike, and spend time with friends. She is looking forward to being a new board member of LTRA and promoting national awareness of what can happen if you drive drowsy.

Chris Mosley

LTRA_Chris Mosley_Board_Winn PAX PACH 1 5 14is the new “at large” board member for LTRA. She has been an agility competitor for about 13 years now, with Pembroke Welsh corgis, in Minnesota. She says, “I am also fortunate to work for Penguin Random House, a publisher that has donated thousands of audio books to Live to Run Again for many years. I’ve been able to provide a dozen or so new ABLE librarians with a “starter” set of titles, and usually have a bin at local trials. I know of at least two people who’ve credited ABLE for saving their lives and am proud to be a part of LTRA.”

 

Kathy Marshall

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Barbara Rake

Barbara and her dogs #1has a BS in biology, a BA in business administration, and an MS in microbiology. She is retiring from the research and development division of a global pharmaceutical company this spring, where she was a Director of Global Regulatory Affairs. She and her husband, Jim, live in northern Chester County with their four dogs.

Barbara has been active in dog sports since her first Cardigan Welsh corgi competed in obedience in 1981. She has titled multiple dogs in obedience, agility, rally-o, flyball, and herding. She is currently a member of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America, Del Bay Herding Club, the Dog Training Club of Chester County, and the Canine Airways flyball team. Barbara competed in agility for 12 years, where she was friends with Jane Callaghy. She was an active club member in several agility clubs, serving as trial secretary or chairman for many agility trials. She is currently competing in herding, flyball, and rally-o with three of her dogs (a Cardigan Welsh corgi, a Labrador retriever, and a border collie). When not working with her dogs, Barbara enjoys reading, some writing, and visiting friends. Barbara is looking forward to being a new board member and promoting the dangers of drowsy driving.

 

 Acknowledgments

Photo of Jacky Mento by M. Nicole Fischer Photography. http://www.mnicolefischer.com.

We are grateful to former board members Shirlee O’Neill and Kathy Morgan for maintaining our former Web site and creating some of the content used on this site.