MEET OUR TEAM
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 dog, Kitty, and cats, Biscuit, Mikey, and Audrey.
Service Dog Trainer
Cassie Kiihne is a senior studying animal science and psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has volunteered at the humane society, worked at an emergency veterinary clinic in Omaha, and is also working at an animal hospital here in Lincoln. In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, and being active in the university bands.
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!