Kristin took ownership of Trots in 2021 from founder Jo Stanford. She is passionate and committed to creating a dog community based on calm, trust and balance. "I love all dogs and I want what is best for them. Giving them the structure and leadership that they need to thrive in a human centric world is the goal. We aim to create a space for happy and balanced dogs." In 2019, Kristin had the opportunity to learn from Cesar Milan at a pop up workshop at the Dog Psychology Center, and has been working with Jo Stanford since 2017. She has a degree in art from CSULB and has used her love of dogs in her portraits and designs. follow Kristin on Instagram @kristin_larose
Lisa Darcy trainer pack leader
Lisa has been working with dogs for the past 8 years, and professionally for the past 5 years. Before becoming involved in training, she has been heavily involved with Live Love Animal Rescue, based in Long Beach. She has fostered and/or trained many of the dogs that have been a part of LLAR! Lisa graduated CSULB in 2011 with a degree in Education and loves to bring her teaching expertise to the table when working with the human side of the dog-human relationship. She has studied under renowned trainers Cheri Lucas, Brian Agnew, and Jo Stanford to help develop and hone her dog training skills. As a Great Dane owner, she has a soft spot for big dogs but also loves helping small dog owners learn how to transform their little one's behavior! In her free time, Lisa volunteers at a wolf sanctuary where she is involved in the care and exercise of the pack. follow Lisa on Instagram @livelovedogtraining
Christine Connolly Pack Leader Christine has been grooming dogs for the last 4 years and works with multiple local rescues fostering dogs. She is the same leader with her fosters that she is in the pack and they are lucky spend time with her and her dog LLoyd. You will see many of the fosters in our pack photos. follow Christine on Instagram @christinefostersdogs
Deana Vazquez Pack Leader Deana came to work for Trots 2 years ago after her dog Quinn did training with founder Jo Stanford. On top of being a strong pack leader for Trots, Deana is a full time nurse and leader of her own pack. follow Deana on Instagram @de_vazquez
Jo Stanford Founder
Jo started Trots in 2009 as a premier dog skating business. She is now on staff at Cesar Milan's Dog Psychology center as Assistant Dog Trainer, and works closely with Cesar as Production Manager for live shows, special events and tv shows. Jo has spent the last 12 years working with renowned dog trainers. and in turn giving her knowledge to her staff. In 2021, Jo handed over the reins to Kristin and set off on her own adventure. She is now traveling the country in her RV "Betty Lou" with her dogs Maya, and Jaxx, sharing her passion for dog behavior across the country.
follow Jo on Instagram @jo_and_jaxx
Jaymee Pendergast Office Jaymee is the hub of Trots. She has worked for Trots for the past 5 years, and while rarely seen, she is always appreciated.