I was born and raised in Paris, France and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 20. At that time, I began a working relationship - one that continues to this day - with Birds and Animals Unlimited. I started as a volunteer, and eventually was hired to tend to the stars of the live animal show at Universal Studios Hollywood. Shortly after, I rescued a mutt named Fred who was hired to play Einstein in the Back to the Future sequel. I also began to train animals such as pigs, cats, goats, birds, rats as well as many others.
My true passion is working with dogs and so I have made that my specialty. My most famous and extensive collaboration was with the late Moose, the Jack Russell terrier who starred for 11 years as Eddie on the television show FRASIER. Other notable credits with canines include Marley and Me, As Good as It Gets, My Dog Skip, Lassie, Hotel for Dogs, Beginners, Hugo, The Dictator, and Max I and II. I am dedicated to rescuing dogs from shelters and giving them a second chance. Many of them have gone on to become famous.
Trainer of the Year 2014
World Dog Award 2015
World Dog Award 2016
Five times recipient Emmy for best comedy Moose as Eddie 1993 to 1997
"My Life as a Dog,"
Harper Collins 2000