Maryland Instructors

Ally Hunter-Harris

Ally is an animal care professional, teacher and artist living and working in Baltimore, MD.  After completing her degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and a long stint in food service (an industry that places the utmost importance on safety and customer satisfaction) Ally realized that being a dog mom wasn’t enough to satisfy her passion for animals and decided to pursue a career in animal care. In addition to working for Brazen Tails, Ally also teaches for the Community College of Baltimore County’s CASE Single Step program as the lead instructor for their Professional Animal Workers (PAWS) program. She is also working on completing her certifications in Animal Behavior, Psychology and Nutrition.

Mary Follin

Mary is a technician at Frederick County Animal Control Shelter and lives in Thurmont, Maryland. She has been an emergency and critical care veterinary technician for the past 3 years and veterinary technician for 16 years in exotic, large and small animals. Working in the emergency hospital, Mary has seen first hand the need to educate pet parents in first aid and CPR. Mary is currently enrolled at Penn Foster to obtain her associates degree in veterinary technician and plans on sitting for the VTNE in spring 2019.