Nancy has been training and competing with dogs since 1984. A native New Englander, Nancy began teaching obedience in Maine in 1987, and eventually agility, when it evolved in the early 1990s. She holds Masters Degrees in both Education and Mathematics, and recently retired from teaching high school mathematics for Loudoun County Public Schools. She currently owns four Border Collies with whom she participates in agility, obedience, rally, and conformation. Nancy has competed with both Australian Shepherds and Border Collies, and her dogs have earned titles in numerous registries: AKC agility (MACH, MXB, MJB, XF), obedience (OTCH, UDX, and multiple HIT & HC awards), Rally, (RAE, multiple HIT awards), conformation (CH), tricks, and herding; USDAA and NADAC: agility, including the championship titles, ADCH and NATCH, respectively; CPE agility (titles through Level 5): UKC obedience (U-UD), ASCA obedience (UD), herding (STDs, STDd)), and agility (titles through Elite); and NAFA flyball (30,000 point Grand Champion title). The majority of her dogs have also earned both the CGC and TDI titles. Border Collie “Lucy” was the first female, and only the second Border Collie, to earn a Novice Draft Dog title. In recent years, she has bred two litters of Border Collies with several from each litter already titled in conformation, agility, and obedience. Nancy's other hobbies include horseback riding, organic vegetable and fruit gardening, sports, and reading. She and her husband live on a 16 acre farm in Lovettsville, VA, and raise Katahdin sheep, pygmy goats, and layer and broiler chickens.