Julie Riekes started K9 Nose Work in January 2013 with her Australian Cattle Dog mix Amber. She and Amber received the Harry Award in January 2014 and caught the nose work “bug” eventually traveling the country to compete and attend nose work seminars and camps. She trains regularly with the founders and several of the founding instructors in Los Angeles where she currently teaches K9 Nose Work® classes. Julie is also a NACSW™ trial host through JavaK9s and has hosted many trials in the Southern California area. In addition, she serves as a mentor to new trial hosts, a volunteer coordinator for fellow hosts, and is an NACSW™ trial coordinator. She also works in the NACSW™ education division and serves on the CNWI Manual Task Force. Julie and Amber are one of the few teams in the country to have their ELT-CH title and three Summit titles.
Julie currently lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband Duncan and Australian Cattle Dog mix Amber.