Co-owner, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA
Teresa Bingham is a co-owner of RockinE Training and Consulting. She is a certified professional trainer, CPDT-KA, Certified Behaviorist and has 14 years of working in veterinary clinics and animal shelters. Teresa has a bachelors degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, and continues to attend classes and seminars to keep her knowledge current in many area of animal care and training.Teresa is certified to evaluate dogs in the Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S) program as well as being certified from the American Kennel Club (AKC) to evaluate dogs in the Canine Good Citizern (CGC) program. She is a member of APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers)
Holly Steinkraus is a co-owner of Rockin’E Training & Consulting. She is a certified professional trainer, CPDT-KA and has been with Rockin’E since September 2016. Holly has a doctorate in Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming where she manages the microbiology prep room and supervises laboratory sections of General and Medical Microbiology. She is certified by the American Kennel Club (AKC) to evaluate dogs in the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program and is a member of the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) and the PPG (Pet Professional Guild). Holly enjoys agility, canine conditioning, and UW dog destressor events with her therapy-certified Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Jordee.
Mandy is a co-owner of Rockin' E and has been with RE since September 2018. She is a certified professional dog trainer as well as being certified by the American Kennel Club (AKC) to evaluate dogs in the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program. She also works as data manager for the Dog Aging Project, and has many years of experience working with animals both domesticated and wild. When not at Rockin' E, Mandy can be found off someplace doing something ridiculous with her menagerie of critters, training for Strongman, or with her Kindle glued to her hands.
Paige is a trainer at Rockin’E and started with the company in January of 2019. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and is currently pursuing a post-graduate degree in law. When she’s not studying or training dogs she fosters dogs, tends to her chickens, and does any and all things outdoors. She’s typically accompanied on all her adventures by her three rescue dogs, Ellie, Nox and Bennie.
Natalie joined Rockin E in January 2021 and became an assistant February 2021. She is certificatied through the Animal Behavior Institute in Certified Advanced Canine Training Professional (C.A.C.T.P) and Certified Canine Training and Behavior Specialist (C.C.T.B.S) as well as through the CCPDT. Natalie has lived in Laramie for over 12 years, She loves doing anything outdoors with her dogs including hiking, paddle boarding, camping, mountain biking, and she also volunteers at the Laramie Animal Shelter.
Debbie has been with Rockin’E since August 2018. She has worked in the childcare industry for 30 years and is very excited to apply her teaching skills in our classes. Debbie has a passion for working with dogs in the Laramie Animal Shelter to help them become more adoptable. At home, she has 2 rescued dogs from the shelter. Archie is a stubborn “old man” who is pug poodle chihuahua mix and Tessa who is a middle aged set in her ways Shih Tzu. She also has 2 rescue cats, Miss Bree and Vincent Van and a sort of foster cat via her neighbors. In her spare time, Debbie loves spending time with her 2 grandsons. She also loves jigsaw puzzles and reading. For the past 10 years, Debbie and her husband have volunteered for a week at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. Debbie is excited to be working with you and your dogs.
A Colorado native and UW graduate, Ty Tedmon-Jones is thrilled to be a part of the Rockin’ E Family as an Assistant Trainer (2020). Ty is an animal lover and has had rescue pets and 4-H animals his whole life. Presently in training at Rockin’ E are Briggs and Ramie, two rescue mixes who keep things real and Ty on his toes! When not spending time with the dogs and cats, Ty works as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Dance/Movement Therapist.
Trish Witkop joined the Rockin E team in June 2021. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Secondary math education, but now works full time in her bookkeeping business. She lives with her husband and 2 girls, as well as her 2 labs, Abigail and Judah. Trish and Abigail are a certified therapy team and love to serve around Laramie.
Keith joined Rockin' E in December 2021. Keith previously worked at UW for 16 years, and he has called Laramie home for almost 20 years. He has grown up and lived with dogs his whole life, starting with Golden Retrievers and expanding to various rescue dogs. Keith and his wife enjoy currently the companionship (and entertainment) of their two dogs (Madison and Kenobi) and their cat (Skyler). Over the past decade, Madison (12) has completed a variety of classes at Rockin' E, including Canine Good Citizen and Intermediate Agility, and she recently completed the Therapy Prep class. In 2021, Kenobi (1) completed the Beginning DaVincis class and the Canine Good Citizen class.
Assistant trainer in training
Pam is a Laramie native and has been attending Rockin' E classes with her rescue dog Ringo since November 2019 when he was a just a pup. He's completed Early Einsteins, Beginning DaVincis, Canine Good Citizen, Tricks, Canine Conditioning and Agility classes. Pam fell in love with Labs 40 years ago and has never looked back. She's looking forward to being a part of Rockin' E and continuing her work with Home on the Range Animal Sanctuary in her retirement.
Bob Hooker started working for Rockin' E Training & Consulting in the spring of 2012 after taking several sessions of classes with his Miniature Australian Shepard, Max. He was a certified professional trainer, CPDT-KA. Bob attended the University of Wyoming and had an Associates of Arts degree from Baltimore's International Culinary Art's Institute. A Laramie native, Bob was an instructor for many of our classes, including Canine Good Citizen, Early Einsteins, Shakespeare in the Park, and the DDRP class. Bob loved working with all of the owners and staff of Rockin' E Training & Consulting and especially enjoyed helping dog owners strengthen that special bond with their dogs through the use of positive reinforcement training. Bob passed in November of 2018 and we all miss him immensely. The Bob Hooker Memorial Scholarship has been created in his honor.