Course Instructor Cathy Chouinard has over 20 years of experience studying and teaching animal training, gardening, aromatherapy, organizing and herbal health. Before retirement, she ran several successful business centered around event planning and hosting, consulting, organizing, and home staging. She is passionate animal lover and dog trainer and volunteers much of her retirement in helping fund raise and train guide dogs.
Course Editor Dr. Bret Staples (BA, MS, Ph.D.) is a highly motivated, personable scientific professional with multiple college degrees and a successful 34-year track record of scientific research and publications. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, he became a research chemist for the US Department of Energy. Dr. Staples has authored professional papers in scientific journals and reviewed other scientists’ publications and has performed scientific research in solution chemistry. Dr. Staples is extraordinarily talented in proofreading and editing journal publications, online course curriculum, as well as a strong knack for quickly mastering technology – using and programming computers since 1964.