Meet The Team
London has 5 years of training experience starting in undergrad where she got a degree in Animal Behavior. Since graduating she has trained various species such as dolphins, rhesus macaques, and orangutans. She is currently working on her PhD in animal cognition where she studies the evolutionary underpinnings of the dog mind. She has a 3-year-old English Shepherd named Linus that is therapy certified, loves cuddles, and will never turn down a tennis ball. She is excited to help you and your dog form a stronger bond using positive reinforcement techniques to help curb unwanted behaviors and gain new skills!
Liz is the Executive Director and founder of Uplifting Paws. Liz has her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She is also an American Kennel Club evaluator, and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.
While battling her own mental health disabilities, Liz noticed the lack of service dogs trained for psychiatric purposes in the Lincoln area. Understanding the life changing impact a service dog can have, she became a dedicated advocate for service dogs trained to aid those with a mental illness. This then led to the founding of Uplifting Paws, which Liz founded in 2017.
In her spare time, Liz enjoys spending time with her husband, Cameron, their dogs, Kitty and Duke, and cats, Biscuit, Mikey, and Audrey.
Ellen was raised by a pack of Dalmatians in Omaha, Nebraska as the child of two public school teachers. Dogs were a constant presence as her father trained Dalmatians to do obedience and later agility as a hobby in his downtime. Ellen has followed in the same manner, working with her own adopted dogs and, most recently, a well bred Dalmatian of her own.
While Ellen likes to train dogs, she finds just as much enjoyment in teaching people to train their dogs. She believes that with a good foundation and a little understanding, every human can have a happy, confident dog that is a joy to live with. She prefers working with puppies, teenagers and dogs that are new to training and introducing them to effective, science based positive reinforcement methods to set everyone up to thrive.