Meet the Trainers

The Starmark family was founded in 1997 and includes approximately 40 staff members—15 of which are certified training and behavior specialists.

All of our certified training and behavior specialists are handpicked from the top graduates of our Starmark Academy for Professional Dog Trainers, the largest and most comprehensive dog training school in the world.

Your dog is a member of your family, and we look forward to welcoming your dog to ours!

 

Connor Brown

Connor was born and raised in Massachusetts and moved down to Texas in 2008. In Texas he found his passion for animals while raising and showing livestock in FFA. After attending Blinn College and receiving his Associates in Agriculture he decided to attend Starmark’s Academy for Professional Dog Trainers. After graduating from Starmark Academy and interning for the next class, Connor was selected for an open training position. Connor has two dogs: A Blue Heeler mix named Rylee and a Black Mouth Cur mix named Ricky. He has the desire, the passion, and the patience to work with dogs of every size and temperament. He hopes to show people how easy it is to improve their relationship with their dog by using simple communication.

 
Adrienne Liddle

Adrienne is an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan with her husband. After his vehicle hit a buried explosive, his recovery included getting a service dog. In training and working with Wallace, Adrienne realized that she wanted to train dogs for the rest of her life. She attended Starmark Academy to become a certified dog trainer, and was afterward offered a training position here. She has four dogs: Wallace is a Black Mouth Cur Basset Hound mix who excels at obedience and nosework. Brienna is a Belgian Malanois Black Mouth Cur mix who loves the agility field. She is learning how to be less nervous. Tucker is a Rottweiler Labrador mix with a large repertoir of tricks under his belt. Tucker is also working very hard on his reactiveness and wariness of people. Phoebe is a fiesty miniature Schnauzer with a penchant for search-and-rescue work. Adrienne loves working with dogs of all ages, with any kind of temperment. She has a passion for working with dogs and their people to make lives more peaceful and fun, relationships stronger, and communication clearer. She loves to help people learn to “speak dog.”

 
Sarah McBride

Sarah is originally from Houston, Texas. She held various positions in local restaurants while putting herself through college. Sarah realized waiting tables was not what she truly wanted and found herself an assistant trainer position at a dog training facility. Although dogs have always held a special place in Sarah’s heart, she had never thought of a career centered around them. After working and learning more about dog training, Sarah decided to chase a dream and attend Starmark Academy. Sarah now has 2 dogs of her own: Lurch, a Chihuahua mix who wandered into her life just before leaving for Starmark; and Mumble, a deaf Dalmatian assigned to Sarah while she was an intern with the academy. Sarah has plans to begin competing with both of her dogs in obedience trials and dog sports. She still holds on to the customer service mindset from working in restaurants, striving to help people enjoy their dogs more than they already do.

 
Seth MacIntyre

Seth recently retired from the Army where he served for 13 years, and completed multiple tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. This is where he was first exposed to working dogs, and was amazed even after growing up with dogs, how great the bond was between a handler and their dog. His first exposure to dog training himself was when he worked with a trainer for his German Shorthaired Pointer to point and retrieve quail. This is where he experienced the joy in a dog that was doing what it was meant to do. At that point Seth decided after the military he wanted to work with animals. He attended the Starmark Academy for Professional Dog Trainers and graduated with the title of Dog Training and Behavior Specialist. After graduation he was offered a position in Starmark’s Training Department. His passion for training has led him to owning five dogs; three rescues, and two German Shorthaired Pointers, each presenting their own challenges when it comes to training. Seth’s love for animals makes him a great candidate for a dog of any shape, size, or temperament, and he looks forward to helping dogs and their owners communicate effectively in order to improve their relationship.