About Jess

Hi there! I’m Jess: Dog Mom, Veterinary Technician, and Trainer. I am also a Third Degree Usui Reiki Master. Having 20 years experience in the Veterinary Field and as an Equine & Canine trainer, I have combined several modalities to create a unique, comprehensive approach to human-canine harmony.

I have had a lifelong passion for helping others, and most that know me will say that I’ve always had a special connection with nature & animals. After years of being in the veterinary & animal training fields, I became aware of the astronomical levels of stress and fatigue experienced by people & animals. It became quite clear to me how those factors translated into physical and emotional states of dis-ease. Already practicing a holistic way of life for myself and my animals, Reiki and energy work quickly became an area of interest and led to the creation of Three Tree Healing Arts. A few years later, training was added to the mix, combining several of my passions to develop a holistic approach to helping animals and their humans thrive.



I adopted August Wander, or Auggie Wan Kenobi as we call him, in 2016. Auggie is the reason I got more serious about training. He was a mess back then – pneumonia, heartworm positive, scared of everything…and VERY different than the dogs I had in the past. I agreed to foster him for a few weeks…and the rest, as they say, is history.

Once he was healthy, Auggie blossomed into an adventure loving, food obsessed, totally goofy, little fidget spinner of a dog! He loves to sing his favorite songs and you can find him napping in his hammock whenever possible. He brought a new energy into my life and has challenged me to learn & grow at every turn. Our time together has taught be so much and truly transformed me into a better person. He continues to teach me every single day, and takes an active role in Three Tree by assisting me in helping other animals to heal and learn. He is an impressive teacher, always calm & balanced in his approach.


Ruca Blu joined our family in December of 2019. Another heartworm positive street dog (it seems I am a magnet for those)…Ru has brought so much to us in the time we’ve had her. All she wants is to love & be loved. She is incredibly intuitive, but knows not to take like too seriously. She LOVES kids, puppies, and pretty much all living things.

You’ll find her most days lounging somewhere, but she’s always up for an adventure or a mental challenge. Her calm, maternal energy has helped countless Three Tree friends in their healing & learning process. I look forward to watching her continue to grow & spread her special brand of love.

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