Casey Raposa KPA CTP
Casey came to Crossbones in August 2016 and has perhaps the most interesting background of all our team members! She left Johnson & Wales University after realizing the culinary scene wasn't for her. She went to Africa for six weeks and volunteered at an animal preserve, caring for lions and tigers. Upon returning home, she held a variety of volunteer and paid positions locally at Roger William Park Zoo, Buttonwood Zoo, and Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island. From there, she did a two year exotic animal training apprenticeship with T.I.G.E.R.S (The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species).
Casey has worked with tigers, lions, lynxes, wolves, gibbons, chimps, leopards, an elephant, and more as a result of her exotic animal positions. Casey has two Australian Cattle Dog mixes named Nimbus and Nox and a cat named Bilbo Baggins. (Yes, she's a big Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings fan!)
Casey is a graduate of Karen Pryor Academy's Dog Trainer Professional program. She teaches in our Puppy Day School and Flex Class programs. When not training at Spring Forth, she volunteers with Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association (ACDRA). Casey is also Pet First Aid/CPR certified.