Our Team of Expert Dog Trainers

Experts and Industry Leaders You Can Count On

Highland Canine Training, LLC boasts an expansive team of expert dog trainers and dedicated specialists with a tremendous amount of relevant, hands-on experience.  Many of our staff have considerable years of various experience in law enforcement and military operations.   Our experience and commitment to customer service has made us a leader in the industry.

Senior Leadership Team

Erin and Jason Purgason founded Highland Canine Training, LLC, in 2006. Since then, their leadership, passion, drive and knowledge has helped to develop Highland Canine Training into one of the leading dog training companies in the United States, with multiple dog training locations and business divisions

Erin Purgason

Erin Purgason


Erin Purgason is the founder of Highland Canine Training, LLC, a diverse dog training and industry leading  canine education business. 


Jason Purgason


Jason Purgason is the President of Highland Canine Training, LLC, with 25+ years of experience working with dogs and their owners.


Office & Administration

Our experienced, expert Business Office team ensures everything runs smoothly at Highland Canine Training – from helping with managing our Pro Shop, to answering questions from prospective and current students at our School for Dog Trainers, and so much more.

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Sharon Rollings

Business Office Manager

Sharon joined our team in 2017 and has been an essential part of our daily business office procedures. With her extensive background of 25+ years….


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Jessica Reavis

Administrative Assistant

Jessica works as part of our administrative team, ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of operations behind the scenes at Highland Canine…


School for Dog Trainers

Since 2006, the School for Dog Trainers has welcomed students from around the world who are looking to advance their career in the world of dog training. Our experienced team has the knowledge and expertise to teach the next generation of dog trainers.

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Magdalena Szymanska

Director, Education Programs
(Main Campus)

Magdalena is a key part of our School for Dog Trainers, providing a wealth of dog training experience and expertise to students attending our programs…


Corey Archer

Director, Education Programs (Southeast Campus)

Corey has been an integral part of our team for over a decade, bringing a vast array of knowledge across all aspects of dog training. From working dogs to..


Kim Cain

Director, Education Programs
(Hill Country Campus)

Kim Cain brings years of experience in her role as Training Director at our Hill Country Campus. She graduated as Valedictorian and with honors from the Master Dog Trainer Program…


Working Dog Division

Our Police and Military K9 division has been renowned in the industry for years. Our team trains various types of working dogs, and teaches law enforcement handlers from across the globe. 

Shana Parsnow

Shana Parsnow

Manager, Working Dog Division

Shana began her career with animals at a national retail pet chain and later continued working as a veterinary assistant at a local animal hospital. 


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Brooks Adair

Trainer, Working Dog Division

Originally from South Carolina, Brooks is a graduate of the Master Dog Trainer program at the School for Dog Trainers and an important…


Service Dog Division

Our Service Dog division provides and delivers fully-trained service dogs to improve the lives of individuals and families. 

Amber Seibsen

Amber Vaughn

Director, Service Dog Division

Amber grew up around dogs and animals and has always had a passion for training dogs.  She attended our 24-week Master Dog Trainer Program at…


Deb Livingood

Deb Livingood

Service Dog Specialist

As a retired Naval Officer and Director of Training/Operations for both national and international companies, Deb brings extensive leadership and…


Greg Vaughn

Trainer, Service Dog Division

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Greg brings a wealth of knowledge to our Service Dog division. Greg attended SUNY Rockland and …..