Yelena started volunteering at Baypath in 2021 and joined the team as part-time Animal Care Associate with focus on dogs in 2022. Yelena is a certified dog trainer through Karen Pryor Academy (KPA CTP), teaching classes as well as one-on-one sessions. She also completed Aggression in Dogs mastercourse from Michael Shikashio and Click to Calm from Emma Parsons.
Most recently, Yelena completed the Fear Free Shelter Program – a program committed to reducing stress in shelter animals.
Yelena lives with her husband, twin daughters and two adopted dogs – Rose and Jake.