Owner and Head Trainer
J. Trainer., began working with animals at a young age. As a child, while the other kids were into playing sports, he would spend his time at the nearby zoo learning all he could about the exotic animals and strange creatures. Snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, fish, cats and dogs (and one chipmunk), have all shared his living space.
While he loves all animals (except spiders) with the same affinity, not surprisingly, his passion is dog training. Today, he enjoys educating dog lovers on how to strengthen the bond between humans and their K-9 companions. Having started his professional dog training career in Cleveland, Ohio, J. has trained dogs all over the Continental U.S. From as far South as the Gulf of Mexico, North to the Great Lakes, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans. Today, J. focuses his attention on training Trainers on how to lead a successful team and build the AlphA and Omega brand.
John Thomas, is a natural born leader. He is a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Services and has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon returning to the civilian sector John found that working the traditional “9 to 5” was not providing a sense of self fulfillment, purpose or meaning. Having traveled the world, the confines and restrictions of an office led him to seek entrepreneurship. Working with diverse groups of individuals, identifying and overcoming challenges, and helping families establish meaningful relationships with their furry companions allows him to continue to travel, lead a dedicated team and satisfy his desire to continue to be of service to people who share a common interest…dogs!
“P.J.” Ward, Graduated from Ashland University with a degree in Business and Marketing. His desire to work with animals lead him towards veterinary care. His empathy and compassion for others led him to volunteer at nursing homes and animal shelters, where he found a sense of fulfillment and purpose. Paul soon realized that he could make a major impact in peoples lives by helping them connect on a deeper level with their dogs, while at the same time, helping to find dogs in shelters a loving home. Paul is eagerly learning his fundamentals and is on track to be Lead Trainer in his Cleveland market.
Mia Hevia, is dedicated, committed and passionate about her love for animals. She has worked at multiple dog boarding facilities and daycares. She has volunteered her time at animal shelters working with every dog she could in order acquire as much experience as possible about canine behavior. Mia also studied Veterinary Technology at Hillsborough Community College. Seeking a sense of fulfillment and purpose, Mia sought a career with AlphA and Omega after researching our business philosophy, practices and mission statement.
Mia is full of potential and we intend to present her with challenges and opportunities to flourish in her career. Mia’s personal goals are to be a leader in her life and impact the lives of animals by educating humans how to develop an effective line of communication.