Members of the Cat Educator team
Noticing that resources to help people struggling with their cat’s behavioural problems were almost non-existent, and wanting to help reduce the number of abandonments and euthanasia, Daniel decides to consult several professionals in the veterinary and behavioural fields to find a way to use his extensive professional experience in business management and address this lack of resources while respecting the veterinary boundary line. Quickly developing a passion for the subject, he decides to make it a profession. What started out as a passion quickly becomes a team of more than 30 consultants trained with the world’s leading behaviourists (Friedman, Yin, Bradshaw, Overall, Dehasse, Munera, Cassoret, Lessard, etc.), building its reputation on two main principles: scientific rigour and continuing education.
Columnist for 6 seasons on Radio-Canada’s National Television show “Animo”, a columnist on several TV and radio shows, author of the best-selling book Mon Chat Chez Le Psy Tome 2 and author of numerous articles in the conventional and online medias, it is as a speaker that Daniel has forged a worldwide reputation for his incredible ability to combine humour and popularization to make the cat’s needs known.
A lifelong ailurophile, Josine embarked on the life of a feline behaviour consultant, dictated by her love of cats, only to quickly realize that her expertise in human resources, management and administration was required at Cat Educator to complete the development of the company led by Daniel, the president. Josine has been involved since the beginning of the company but it is only recently that she decided to make the leap and invest herself 100% at Cat Educator, as vice president and responsible for the entire administrative/management component. Josine is now responsible for personnel, project and administration management, payroll/fees and special projects. Once or twice a year, Josine likes to go back to her old loves and give a public lecture with the humour that is the Cat Educator’s calling card. Her bachelor’s degree in business administration and her law degree allow her to hold the reins of the company and ensure that each person is busy helping someone… whether they’re furry or not!
An agronomist by training, Éliane joined the Cat Educator team in 2012 to fulfill her passion for cats. Over the years, she has also developed an interest in management and accounting and is now the executive director of the company. A speaker on her own time, she also coordinates the planning of the various events of the Cat Educator team and participates as often as possible. Daniel, the president, affectionately calls her “his brain” because she makes sure that everything is in place and running smoothly! In 2017, she started a job as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic in order to see another facet of the domestic animal field and to better understand the veterinary teams that contact her in order to organize conferences and training for their own teams or clients. Her determination, attention to detail and phenomenal memory are a major asset for the Cat Educator team!
A certified animal health technician, Francis is the director of educational training. He is responsible for maintaining the knowledge of the whole team up-to-date on feline behaviour and also for giving the most advanced training classes offered by Cat Educator. It is therefore he who trains future consultants in feline behaviour and professionals in the animal field. In addition to being excellent at popularizing information and a teacher greatly appreciated by his students, he is very involved in the animal field by sitting on the boards of the Association des Techniciens en Santé Animale du Québec and the Association Professionnelle des Comportementalistes Praticiens (APCP), with the aim of improving the practice and thus helping as many people and animals as possible.
Anabelle has always loved animals, but it was in 2007, when she first attended a Cat Educator conference, that she developed a real passion for cats. Touched and motivated by the Cat Educator’s mission but unable to get involved to the point of becoming a feline behaviour consultant, she managed to find a way to join the team in 2014 by participating in various tasks. She is now part of the review team as well as the social media team, among others.
Marianne has nearly 25 years of experience in customer service in various fields, which she brings to Cat Educator. Several years of volunteering at a cat shelter and studying zootherapy allowed her to learn a lot about the behaviour of cats and dogs. She took several private training courses in positive reinforcement, both at the feline and canine level, which she was then able to practice with her own animals!
An interior designer by training, Audrey had no experience with animals other than having cats, following Cat Educator from the beginning and having volunteered a little at the SPA. She demonstrated a great deal of willpower and perseverance in order to acquire the knowledge required to become a Cat Educator and thus, to cover the Trois-Rivières region. And, over time, she helped develop and now manages the interior design department of Cat Educator.
Cedrik has several strings to his bow. In addition to being a feline behaviour consultant at Cat Educator, he is also a canine behaviour consultant, member of RQUEC, an animal advisor, an animal first aid instructor, and an animal lecturer.
Passionate about animals, he is constantly in training to hone his knowledge and skills. He has several years of experience in various theoretical and practical spheres of the animal domain. Cédrik advocates a scientific and ethical approach.
An animal health technician working in small animal clinics since 2013 and noticing the lack of knowledge in the veterinary field, she joins the Cat Educator team in 2017 to continue her training with the aim of properly educating the customers on the needs of cats in order to improve their well-being and combat misinformation that jeopardizes the bond between the adopters and the animal. Subsequently, in the hope of taking on new challenges, she became assistant to the executive director and thus found the opportunities for advancement that she was looking for but were not available in her field. She now takes part in various administrative tasks and can use her sense of observation, planning and organization for a good cause.
A nurse by profession, Danielle brings a lot to the Cat Educator team with her gentleness, understanding, calmness and empathy. Thanks to her unparalleled human approach, she helps a lot of students who follow our training classes. In a nutshell, what she likes most is to nurture; cats, people, those who have problems, no matter who. Danielle is there to help you, always smiling and full of compassion.
Marie Elen Dupuis
A biologist and an animal health technician, Elen has worked with a myriad of animals, from mites to Siberian tigers. With an unrelenting critical mind and an insatiable thirst for knowledge, she constantly defies the status quo and is particularly fond of complex cases. At Cat Educator, Elen is part of the scientific monitoring, revision and translation teams.
With an insurance degree and more than 15 years working with an insurer as a claims adjuster and now in damage insurance underwriting, Jennie has always worked in customer service. She was first a client at Cat Educator for a feline problem at home. Her desire to learn more about behaviour led her to follow the training process and become a Cat Educator for Quebec City. As director of customer service, Jennie ensures the quality of the company’s services and customer satisfaction. Passionate about culinary experiences, mixology, travel and scuba diving, this great adventurer never hesitates to embark on a new adventure.
Karine has the vocation of Cat Educator engraved on her heart and soul. Veterinarian for small animals since 2007, the well-being of little felines is an integral part of her daily life. Although Cat Educator is proud to have a veterinarian on their team, know that Karine fully subscribes to the Cat Educator’s policy of never crossing the veterinary boundary line when she is in her position as a behaviour consultant. She will gently refer you to your vet for any medical questions. Of course, her medical skills greatly benefit the Cat Educator team and help in communicating with veterinarians. It is proof that veterinarians and behaviour consultants can walk hand in hand to better help our little kitties.
Kym Le Cault
Kym is an animal health technician by profession and has been practicing in the field for the past 15 years. She is passionate about animals. Everything about medicine and animal behaviour fascinates her, but it is cats who have won her heart and led her to Cat Educator. Within the team, she has strong interests in project management, administration, consultations and to be a speaker and teacher.
A graduate in animal care, with her fiery and determined personality, Audrey has been able to follow many training courses and get many experiences in the field of animals. During this journey, she had a real crush on felines and wanted to improve her feline behaviour knowledge by following the training given by Cat Educator. She decided to join the team in order to put her passion for animal behaviour at the service of cats and their adopters.
Sherly entered the world of cats through force of circumstances. Victim of abandonment of cats on her land and facing the lack of ethical solutions in her city, she uses her profession as a musician and organizes fundraisers to have the cats neutered to increase their chances of being adopted.
Having always had several cats, it was a surprise to find that good intentions alone are not enough when you want to help them. So, in 2012, she started training with Cat Educator.
In 2017, she continued her quest for knowledge with Marine Cassoret in ethology and feline behaviour in order to offer the expertise of a feline behaviourist in the Saguenay/ Lac St-Jean area,
It was finally in 2019 that Sherly joined the Cat Educator team and with her experience combined with that of the entire Cat Educator team, she contributes even more, as a feline behaviour worker, to ensure that cats in her area have a chance at a better life.
Virginie is a special ed teacher, but since she was a child, the animal field has captivated her. Not interested in veterinary medicine, she thinks about other options. After completing her teaching studies, she began a course in animal behaviour and then, a few months later, took Cat Educator’s complete course to specialize in feline behaviour. She is enthusiastic to join the team in 2020 to help contribute to the well-being of animals and their adopters. It is with excitement and motivation that she commits to several projects for the development of the team and to share her knowledge with all animal lovers.
Isabelle discovered the world of Éduchateur and its pet-sitting division Entre pattes et mains through training as a Cat Behaviourist (ICF). This training as a cat Educator revealed that her two great passions could coexist: science and animal welfare. She now works with the Éduchateur team feline behavior consultant, providing consultations to clients with problematic situations, and with the Entre pattes et mains team, not only as director, but also as a guardian of little furry angels. Isabelle also works as a foster family for a feline shelter and, for two seasons, has volunteered for a wildlife rehabilitation shelter. Medical biologist by training, Isabelle has a master’s degree with a specialization in toxicology, has a prominent taste for learning, seeks continuous improvement, and is reliable and dedicated to her clientele, including four-legged ones.
Passionate about animal photography and adoptive family of three princesses (2 cats and 1 dog), it is in 2017 that Jean-Philippe started to attend his first courses in the field of feline and canine behavior. Over the years and until today, his goal is to better master their language, analyze their nature and understand their needs. This is how he became, in 2021, a feline behavior consultant, to contribute to animal welfare and enrich the relationship with humans through learning. And it is during the summer of the same year that he joined the cat Educator family.
When he’s not working with cats, Jean-Philippe is a cybersecurity player. His mission is to help companies and organizations protect their infrastructure and adopt new methodologies. Rigor, analytical skills, and customer focus are values that he has forged throughout his career and that he now shares within the great community of Éduchateur.
With 25 years of experience in film and television, a devoted slave to Praline & Oréo and an enthusiastic volunteer in the socialization of fearful cats in a shelter, Christine decided in 2019 to take on a new challenge. That’s how she became a feline behavior consultant, to fulfill her passion for both humans and cats. Happy to have been recruited by Éduchateur, she also brings her experience in logistics and her organizational skills to the company by taking on new tasks, including that of corporate services manager.
Julie is passionate about nature and animals, but cats hold a special place in her passions. For the past ten years, she has been taking training courses offered by Éduchateur to learn more about her favorite animal. Biologist by profession, she has been able to apply her listening, analysis, popularization, and adaptation skills to the field of feline behavior. She loves to learn; she is motivated and never gives up. For her, every problem has a solution, and she always strives to find the best one.
Joannie Laplante Brochu
An animal health technician since 2015 and practicing in the small animal clinical field since graduation, Joannie has been passionate about the animal world since she was a little girl and is particularly fond of cats. Her love of felines led her to follow Éduchateur from the beginning, and then to take the feline behaviorist training in 2021. She joined the team the same year. It is with gentleness, enthusiasm, and a smile that Joannie will help you with your furry friends.
Mélissa obtained her Éduchateur certification as a cat behaviorist in 2021 while completing her master’s degree in history at UQAM. Shortly after, she joined the team as an interventionist (for the Montérégie region) while managing the company’s Facebook account. Otherwise, she has been working in the field of customer service for nearly 15 years and in the field of historical research for 10 years. Already a cat lover, she started following Éduchateur to better understand her furry friends and thus discovered a new passion for animal behavior and for transmitting this knowledge. Eager to learn more, she also started to follow some small trainings on canine behavior. In 2021 and 2022, she was an animal keeper for Entre pattes et mains.
With a degree in industrial relations and anthropology, Sabrina has had a true love for animals since childhood. However, it is only as an adult that this passion becomes tangible. The arrival of a distressed cat in Sabrina’s life was a turning point. The decision was made: she had to get involved in the animal world. With years of experience in human resources management, project management and administration, Sabrina became coordinator of the Animal Care program in 2020 at the training center where she works. She then collaborated with Éduchateur and a few months later, she became a feline behavior consultant herself to help human-cat relationships. She continues her training in human psychology and animal behavior.
Cats who have greatly contributed to the story of Cat Educator