Marjie Alonso Bio
Marjie Alonso, CDBC, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP is the Executive Director of the IAABC. She was a professional dog trainer and behavior consultant and owner of City Dog Training in Somerville, MA. for decades. She served as Training Director and behavioral consultant for the New England Dog Training Club, the oldest AKC club in the US, and as a member of the America Humane Association’s Advisory Board for Companion Animal Behavior and Training and the Fear Free Advisory Group for Training and Behavior.
Marjie is the co-founder of the Somerville Foundation for Animals, which is the umbrella nonprofit for Every Pet Counts, providing free veterinary care to pets of homeless veterans, and the Somerville Dog Festival, a huge annual outdoor event that raises funds for the Somerville Pet Food Bank. She is past Director of several nonprofits including Indivisible Somerville, and the Institute for Social Engagement, which founded Vote Remote, an ongoing project to help college students get their votes counted.