About Jess

Hi there! I’m Jess: Dog Mom, Veterinary Technician, and Trainer. I am certified in Reiki levels l, ll & lll and am a Third Degree Usui Reiki Master. I also have 20 years experience in the Veterinary Field and as an Equine & Canine trainer. I have combined these 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.


August Wander, or Auggie Wan Kenobi as we call him, is an 8 year old Mountain Cur that I adopted 5 years ago. Auggie is the reason I got more serious about training. He was a mess back then – pneumonia, heartworm positive, scared of everything. I wasn’t really looking for a dog (I had lost my boxer a few years prior and was still grieving) but there he was, gazing up at me with the saddest eyes and I knew I had to help him. I agreed to foster him for the weekend…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, a 4 year old Pitbull, joined our family in December of 2019. Another heartworm positive street dog (it seems I am a magnet for those), she bore the signs of a difficult past life. Despite her scars, she has been the sweetest of potatoes from day one. Ru has brought so much to us in the short time we’ve had her. All she wants is to love & be loved. She is quick to snuggle up when she knows you’ve had a crap day, and enjoys being a goof, showing off her beautiful smile. 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 several of her 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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