Joshua J., began working with animals at a young age. As a child, while the other kids were into playing sports, he would spend his time at the nearby zoo learning all he could about the exotic animals and strange creatures. Snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, fish, cats and dogs (and one chipmunk), have all shared his living space.
While he loves all animals(except spiders) with the same affinity, not surprisingly, his passion is dog training. Today, he enjoys educating dog lovers on how to strengthen the bond between humans and their k-9 companions. Having started his professional dog training career in Cleveland, Ohio, Jay has trained dogs all over the Continental U.S. From as far South as the Gulf of Mexico, North to the Great Lakes, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans. Today, Jay focuses his attention on training Trainers on how to lead a successful team and build the AlphA and Omega Brand.
Executive Team Trainer
John Thomas, is a natural born leader. He is a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Services and has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon returning to the civilian sector John found that working the traditional “9 to 5” was not providing a sense of self fulfillment, purpose or meaning. Having traveled the world, the confines and restrictions of an office led him to seek entrepreneurship. Working with diverse groups of individuals, identifying and overcoming challenges, and helping families establish meaningful relationships with their furry companions allows him to continue to travel, lead a dedicated team and satisfy his desire to continue to be of service to people who share a common interest…dogs!
Billy Nowack, began his dog training career in Tampa, Florida after moving from Wisconsin with his wife Haley and their Border Collie, Addie. Billy is very passionate about his love for dogs and, his desire to make a difference in the lives of the humans that provide for their health and well-being. After spending countless hours researching dog training schools and various methods, he sought to become a trainer with AlphA and Omega. Billy consistently demonstrates his willingness to learn and the ability to implement the practical application of advanced training techniques.
“P.J.” Ward, Graduated from Ashland University with a degree in Business and Marketing. His desire to work with animals lead him towards veterinary care. His empathy and compassion for others led him to volunteer at nursing homes and animal shelters, where he found a sense of fulfillment and purpose. Paul soon realized that he could make a major impact in peoples lives by helping them connect on a deeper level with their dogs, while at the same time, helping to find dogs in shelters a loving home. Paul is eagerly learning his fundamentals and is on track to be Lead Trainer in his Cleveland market.
Julia Rae, is a woman of character, commitment and integrity. She consistently demonstrates a high level of determination and is extremely passionate about the things she loves. At age 23 she set a goal of becoming an entrepreneur and opening a hair salon. Having successfully accomplished that goal, Julia began volunteering her spare time at local Animal Shelters and immediately found a new passion and desire to be of service to those in need. Julia’s sincere interest in both human and animal behavior led her to seek an opportunity to join the AlphA and Omega Pack. Since joining the Team she has fully immersed herself in learning the curriculum about human and dog psychology, behaviors and relationships between the species. Her confidence and self assurance are the hallmarks of competent leadership. We are proud to have her as a member of our Pack.