Stephanie has spent most of her life learning about animal welfare, behavior, training, and enrichment. Growing up in Sweden, she has been surrounded by animals her whole life and has always been fascinated by birds especially. Since getting her first ones, two rehoused Parakeets named Blue and sixteen when she was eight years old, she hasn’t lived a day without birds in her life.
After getting her zoo keeping degree she studied Biology at the University of Stockholm. The last 4 years she has been working as a zookeeper and made a few stand-ins as a teacher while learning all she can about, force-free animal training and welfare. Today she runs her own small business in Sweden where she offers presentations and workshops for bird clubs, veterinarians, pet shops and zoos. She also offers consultations and private training lessons, predominantly with parrots but sometimes with other animals as well. Her Swedish website provides articles and online classes on enrichment, force-free animal training and other useful topics for pet owners. She is the head trainer for Korpdalen, an educational zoo facility in Björkvik, Sweden, where she works with free-flighted parrots as well as other birds. Stephanie is a Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant (CPBC) with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and is the chairperson of the Parrot Division since November 2016. She is also a professional member of IAATE (The International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators).