Marissa Corbett has always been an animal lover. Her passion for training dogs was spurred along when she enrolled herself and her dog as a student in a large dog training company in South Jersey. Shortly after graduating from the class, Marissa was asked to join the training team and was sent to That’s My Dog E-cademy in Hazel Green, WI. While enrolled she had the privilege of studying under great trainers in a variety of different subject matter. She regularly attends seminars and workshops hosted by well respected professionals in her industry to ensure her training education matches the leading industry practices.
Marissa is passionate about and dedicated to her dogs and to training in the most efficient ways, not just for the dog, but for the family as well. As a mother of 4 and an owner of 3 dogs, Marissa understands the importance of a well-behaved dog and how challenging it can be when a pet’s behavior begins to negatively affect a family. It was just a matter of time before Marissa started Above and Beyond Dog Training. It was her wish to improve the quality of relationships between families and their pets throughout the South Jersey and surrounding areas.
Bill Gaskins comes to us by way of the USAF from Beaverton Oregon. After 21 years in the US Air Force he retired to spend more time with his Jersey Girls; Wife Melissa and Daughters McKenna and Baylee.
Bill is the son of two retired police officers in Oregon and has been working with dogs since he was 11 years old.
In the Air Force Bill was a Military Working Dog Handler, dog trainer and Kennel Master. He trained and certified over 624 dog teams in tasks from Obedience, Patrol Protection as well as Explosive and Narcotics detection. Bills experience culminated as the course director of 5 different canine training programs where he evaluated dog teams on three levels; dog, handler and overall team.
This experience allows Bill to bring his best to our customers. Together with you, he’ll work hard to train the dog you have to be the dog you want!
Gabby Clark acquired the love of dogs at a very young age through the adoption of family pets over the years. Gabby has fostered dogs for several rescue groups. She loves all dogs but is mostly passionate about small dogs and truly has a nurturing gift with them. Gabby is the receptionist at Above & Beyond Dog Training but wears many hats on a day to day basis.
Valerie Bruder is a local photographer who loves animals and a large part of her photography is working with rescue animals. Her work has been seen in Local Living Magazine, Great Destinations, NJ and American Dog Magazine. Val came to us through that rescue work and expressed interest in learning about dog training. She now works part time in our Mount Holly training facility. Pet photography has become and remains a primary passion, she also loves working with couples and families too and being part of capturing their treasured moments.