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EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

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KELLY OSBURN
CO-FOUNDER &
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Prior to co-founding K9 Youth Alliance, Kelly’s life experience includes owning and operating a small business, providing milieu therapy and group counseling for youth from under-resourced communities in Los Angeles, grant proposal research and writing and political research, writing and strategy.

She holds a Masters in Research Psychology (CSU Long Beach) and a Bachelors in Psychology (SUNY Buffalo. She is a certified professional dog trainer (CCPDT-KA) and holds a certification in Drug Abuse Counseling and Studies from UCLA Extension College. 

Kelly is inspired by the human-animal connection, and motivated by opportunities to promote growth, kindness and positive change through it. She envisions a community where all youth and all dogs have the chance to be similarly inspired and impacted.

PROGRAMS

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SARA DU BOUCHET
CPDT-KA
PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Sara volunteered extensively with K9 Youth Alliance in 2018,  joining the team professionally as its Program Director in 2019. She is a canine behavior consultant and Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Active in the animal care industry for over a decade, Sara began her career at the Glendale Humane Society working on canine behavior modification development and implementation.  Sara co-owns Tully’s Training, a dog training business operating in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. She holds a BFA in musical theatre from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. 

 

Sara volunteers as an early educator in the puppy nursery of Guide Dogs of America. She enjoys dancing, strength training, running, reading, cooking, and watching scary movies.

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