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!
She now serves as director of the new branch of Cat Educator: Entre Pattes et Mains, which is a pet sitting and pet walking service.
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.
Passionate about animals and behaviour in general, Morgane has always had a passion for cats. She had the chance to join the Cat Educator team, which allows her to help improve the lives of cats as well as inform and educate cat owners about their four-legged companions. Morgane has a thirst for learning. That’s why she’s been studying at university all her life. For the past 3 years, she has been taking classes at university on the truth about cats and dogs, the emotions and knowledge of dogs and on animal behaviour. And finally, she just finished a PhD on human/animal relations.
Pascale is a Cat Educator for the Ottawa-Gatineau area. She has had a passion for animals since she was a child. This led her to take an interest in human-animal relations as part of her bachelor’s degree in sociology and her master’s degree. Her empathetic approach and infectious smile are highly appreciated by customers. She loves to learn and tackle complex problems. It was her insatiable thirst for knowledge and her love of animals that led her to train in feline behaviour, join the Cat Educator team and continue to grow within the team since 2016.
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.
Since she was a little girl, Caroline has been fascinated by cats; it was impossible for her mother to take a walk with her without having to stop for long minutes in front of all the houses where there was a cat. Of course, her most cherished wish was to become a veterinarian, but over the years she turned to administration. It is only when she hears about Cat Educator that she realizes that it is possible to do the work she has always dreamed of: observing and understanding animals and participating in their well-being. Caroline joined the team in 2018 and is involved in various administrative projects. Her ability to listen and her willingness to help people constantly push her to learn more, in all the areas she touches.
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-Eve is a biologist by training and is interested in all forms of life. She has worked with everything from single-celled algae to frogs, marine mammals and insects. During her master’s degree, she conducted research to better understand the feeding behaviour of a tropical bird species in order to better protect it. She then became an international scientific communicator for the making of a series of documentaries on biodiversity. Now specialized in popularizing science, Marie-Eve is involved in many projects at the junction between the preservation of nature and animal welfare. Because she loves cats and humans, Marie-Eve joined the Cat Educator’s team. Her passion for writing and her experience in the field of biology research serve as an asset to raise awareness of the intricacies and wonders of feline behaviour.
Marie Elen Dupuis
A biologist and soon to be 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.
Cats who have greatly contributed to the story of Cat Educator