Scout's Legacy Staff
Chief Executive Officer
My name is Amanda. I am the CEO and Founder of Scout's Legacy and began my training passion in 2006. After working with dog behavior issues
and basic obedience training for years and studying at schools and behind other trainers, my life took a turn when my PTSD set in to affect
my everyday life until I was unable to leave my home in 2012. After that I talked with my Therapist and worked with training my current dog at the time,
Scout a border collie lab mix, to become my Service Dog. From there my life took off in the Service Dog world! From helping with other companies
train dogs and working on training different tasks for others disabilities I truly found my place in life. Today my disabilities have changed
and my dog family and needs have grown with it. I am currentley working with a Great Dane named Arizona and training a German Shepherd named
Addison to take her place in the future. I decided to start my own company to help others with training their Service Dogs at a more affordable price,
in 2015 I established Scout's Legacy Service Dogs. My job in this company is to make sure we train highly trained dogs that set an amazing example to
the public on what a Service Dog should look like. I do this by helping people train the dog they need, and treating each client and dog as an
individual. I adore helping each person achieve that same relief and independence that I found those many years ago. I hope to fulfill the lives
of many and create bonds between human and dogs that will help each client thrive for their future.
Hi, My name is Tami.
I was in Army for 9 years and unfortunately was injured while in Iraq. From the time of my injury forward my health took a sudden and rapid turn for the worse.
3 years ago I started my search for a service dog. I was at a point where I wasn't able to do a lot of the things I wanted to anymore and knew I needed help. After
a very long search a friend directed me to Scout's Legacy. They were exctly what I was looking for even if they were located in Texas and I was in Nebraska.
A lot of companies offered me a "free" dog as a veteran, but after talking to many of them they only trained them for one disability or they were poorly trained.
I needed a dog that was cross trained in a couple different aspects. Thankfully I found Scout's Legacy and haven't looked back.
My dog Miles helps me daily with my physical disabilities as well as the emotional ones. He has been my God send and I have finally started to gain back a part
of me that I thought was long gone. Once I became a client for Scout's Legacy I knew that I wanted to help. I am now the Executive Director. I am so beyond
excited to be helping people again. Seeing first hand the independence having a service dog can do has made me passionate about helping others achieve it as well.
My name is Karina, I am a disabled veteran who began to do web development work after going to school using my GI Bill. I found a passion for building websites
and managing databases. Aside from being the webmaster for Scout's Legacy I also work full time as a web developer for a mortgage loan application company. I found Scout's
Legacy shortly after it was founded while I was on a search to find an organization that was working ethically and the trainer was well educated on Service Dog law
and etiquette. While there were many programs willing to give me a free service dog, majority of them were not producing well rounded dogs or were focused around veterans
with PTSD which I am not. Once I signed up with Scout's Legacy I began working and training my Great Dane Apollo to be my Mobility and Medical Response Service Dog, his
training was focused around me and my disabilities rather than being cookie cutter which is exactly what I was looking for. I began doing web development for Scout's Legacy
because I wanted to help get their name out there so that others could be helped the same way I was helped with Apollo. The mission and goals of Scout's Legacy lined up perfectly
with what I was looking for.