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  • #3878
    Alana McGee
    Keymaster

    Hi guys,

    This is where you can talk to your classmates about whatever you wish – so get to know each other better here!

    #3922
    Alana McGee
    Keymaster

    I’ll start out.

    Hi Everyone!

    I’m Alana and I am one of the instructors of the course. A little about me:

    I currently live in Edmonds, Wa (that’s just north of Seattle for those of you not from the US), which is actually the town I grew up in! Small world. It’s by the ocean (Puget Sound to be more exact!)

    I live here with my 4 dogs, Duff (a big black lab mix), Ryu a Red tri-australian Shepherd, and two Lagotto Romagnolo, Lolo and Jean Luc.

    Do I have a favorite truffle species to eat?
    It’s a tough call. I really like Perigord Truffles (Tuber melanosporum) personally, but there is one in Europe I would love to try that apparently tastes like smoke- or bacon-y is how I’ve heard it described and I really want to try it (Tuber rufum).

    Something most people don’t know about me: I’m also a small scale oyster farmer 😉 Not commercially- but it is fun!

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    #3947
    Alana McGee
    Keymaster

    I’m Kristin and I am also one of your instructors!

    I live in Arlington, WA with My husband, three dogs and cat. Cash is a Shetland Sheepdog. Callie is a Border Collie. Da Vinci is a Belgian Tervuren. Bear is our 19 year old kitty who rules the house. My husband grew up locally. I was born in Kodiak, AK.

    I compete in agility with Callie and Da Vinci. All three LOVE to do tricks!

    Do I have a favorite truffle species to eat?
    My favorite truffles are Oregon blacks! Venison black truffle burgers frequent our dinner table during the winters here.

    Something most people don’t know about me: I am a Reiki Master Teacher, mesa carrier in the Peruvian shamanic tradition and Animal ReikiShamanic practitioner.

    #3970
    Alana McGee
    Keymaster

    Welcome Lois Martin! Lois is one of our newest Truffle Dog Company Instructors! Lois and her dogs Monza & Speed successfully completed the truffle dog training series of classes and are now Working with Truffle Dog Company! Lois will be commenting in the forums and is a valuable asset to the online classroom.

    #3981
    Lois
    Participant

    Hi Everyone from Oak Ridge Tennessee! I am so thrilled and proud to be working with the Truffle Dog Company. I have worked through a number of online classes and recommend you just go for it and show some video. Post video of when things didn’t go as planned as opposed to the perfect training session. I got the best feedback when I started posts that started with “well it wasn’t a total train wreck….” I learned the most from the awkward moments.

    I look forward to seeing video from the students and sharing my learning experience along the way.

    #4077
    Erin
    Participant

    Hi all.
    I’m Erin, just joined group. Was previously doing online class self directed and upgraded to full student
    Mika is a 5 month old Formosan mountain dog, she’s a bit young for this but for now it’s a fun game. Just want to make sure I’m doing the teaching right!
    Excited to learn the truffle hunt while I’ve neve done it before the family are avid mushroom foragers here in Washington. Live in ballard!

    #4081
    Alana McGee
    Keymaster

    Welcome! And Local! You guys will have a great time learning, and Mika being young is not a problem- its just about finding the schedule that works well for her and all her puppy naps!

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