Nic and Tina founded Guardian Paws Service Dogs in 2016. Nic served in the USMC for 13 years and deployed 4 times. Tina started her dog training career over 25 years ago. Fifteen years ago she began training service dogs, and in the last 8 years Tina found her passion for training service dogs for veterans.
Scott met Kaoru in Japan while Scott was stationed in the U. S. Navy. They have been married for over 26 years and have 2 great kids. They came to Guardian Paws to train Scott’s dog Coco and have stayed on to become trainers out of a desire to help other veterans as well as educate the community about service dogs.