Over the years I came to understand that a constant and driving presence had always pushed me to change, grow, learn and look at myself with more honesty. That the loving presence of animals had brought companionship to a lonely girl, pushed me to find courage and do things I could never imagine, much less accomplish. Because of the love of horses, I became a horse trainer which soon revealed a person struggling with all relationships; human, financial, physical. The love of sheepherding and a Border Collie named Luke took me down the path of self-discovery. To become the person I wanted to be for the animals, I first had to know, and accept myself. Through my journey with Luke and the horses I was drawn to study shamanism, animal communication, meta and quantum physics, and much more. After Luke earned his angel wings, I felt a calling to share the story of this magnificent dog and my life as a trainer. This plunged me into unknown and to do something I never wanted to or thought I could do, I wrote the book Away To Me, My Love: A Sheepdog’s Tale Of Two Lives. Our story has helped countless others find courage and understanding within themselves.