Come Learn with Us!
Meet Your Instructors
Judith Tennant M.Ed
Behavior Modification & Learning
- Graduate degree in the science of learning & behavior modification
- Professional Animal Training & Management graduate, Natural Encounters Florida
- LLA for Veterinary and Animal Professionals graduate
- Principles & Practice of Animal Behavior Consulting, IAABC
Judy is the founder and Executive Director of Parrot Partners Canada. She has over 23 years experience working with parrots. She is a member in good standing with The Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE), the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators (IAATE) and is a Shelter Affiliate with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). She spends her time living with, loving and training too many parrots to mention by name.
Rachel Thibeault PhD
Grief, Stress & Professional Caregiver Programs
Along with the many awards and honors bestowed throughout her work of over the 35 years, Dr. Thibeault has also been granted the title of 'Officer of the Order of Canada'. Rachel has lived with and loved conures and amazons.
- Registered Veterinary Technician
- Karen Pryor Academy - Certified Training Partner
- Fear Free Certified Veterinary Professional
- Licensed Family Paws Educator
- Living and Learning with Animals Graduate
Over 10 years experience working in veterinary medicine and 14 years experience working with birds. Currently Rebecca runs her own training service called Around the Flock and is working alongside DACVB resident Dr. Meghan Connolly to provide the best chance of success when treating behaviour disorders.
Rebecca's flock consists of Hodari (African Grey), Chino (Pionus) and Artemis (Cockatiel).
Stefanie has a variety of experience having worked in both general practice and emergency and has worked in multiple Humane Societies and Zoos. She came to Ottawa from Guelph to expand her knowledge and experience in the veterinary field. Her special interests include: exotic medicine, nutrition, and emergency care. She hopes in the future to obtain her Veterinary Technician Specialty in Clinical Practice – Exotic Companion Mammals. Currently she works at Lynwood Animal Hospital
Frank van Boxtel
Enrichment & Environment
Frank has lived with at least one companion animal for most of his life. He currently shares his home a Blue and Gold Macaw, a Timneh African Grey parrot, two dogs and two cats.
Youth Trainer & Coach
Piper is a graduate of PPC's "Parrot Trooper" Youth Training Program. She is a gifted and intuitive trainer & animal companion. Piper volunteers regularly at the aviary socializing and training our residents. She currently lives with and continues to train four cockatiels, Frankie, Ollie, Poutine & Frodo. She looks forward to introducing children and youth to the joys of safe parrot interactions and training.
Canadian Wills & Estates
- B.A. (Hons)
- Juris Doctor
- Bar of Ontario
- Trust and Estates Practitioner
Since 2013, Tina has focused on the areas of Wills and Estates Law. She is currently a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP). Tina and her family currently live with a sweet green cheek conure called Mango.