Matt Montes, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA
Matt Montes, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KAExecutive Director/Founder
Matt has been training professionally since 2012 and his passion is working with aggression cases and he’s a sucker for the underdog. He holds certifications through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) as a Behavior Consultant (CBCC-KA) and Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) in addition to several professional associations such as the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).
Sara Smith, ACDBC, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KACo-Founder/Behavior Program Chair
Sara has been a professional trainer since 2013 and serves as the Behavior Program lead for #MMK9. Sara prefers working with aggression cases and holds certifications of her knowledge of dog training and behavior consulting from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, Inc. Sara has recently received her certification through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants as an Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (ACDBC) one of the highest honors available to non-veterinary behavior practitioners in the US!

January Dugan
January DuganFoster/Volunteer Coordinator
January is a uniquely talented and qualified individual with many years of experience working in animal welfare. Being a certified ACO and having run both her own rescue and a no-kill municipal shelter in the past she brings a unique understanding of the local laws and procedures with her. A motivated motivator January’s vibrant energy, strong work ethic, and innovative approaches to problems mean she’s the perfect candidate to ensure the Miracle Crew volunteer experience is a good one. If you’ve got a foster or volunteer question, she’s got ya covered!