Director of Training and Operations
Rock has been training and working with canines since he earned his first dog sport title at the age of 14. In his early years, Rock worked as an obedience trainer and veterinarian technician before training in Germany. After that he moved into law enforcement where he was a police K-9 handler, working 13 patrol, narcotic, bomb, and cadaver dogs during his 28 years of law enforcement. Rock held positions including K-9 handler and K-9 line supervisor all the way through K-9 Commander.
After retiring from law enforcement, Rock became a Kennel Master and Canine Instructor in Afghanistan. Rock is a graduate of Command Officers Development Course, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration of Criminal Justice, and a Sports Security Management Certificate from U.S.M. He is also a graduate of “Train the Trainer” from Rollins College. Rock is a Certified Law Enforcement Evaluator, General, and High Liability Instructor for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and specializes in problem solving and dog psychology. He is an evaluator for the American Kennel Club (AKC) and has appeared on local and national T.V. programs, as well as radio talk shows. He enjoys assisting owners across the country with problem solving and foundation work.
With Justin’s vision of patience and perseverance, he believes that an everlasting bond is created with his animals and his team. His love for animals began at a very young age. He has been seen working with various animals across the United States. Recently he was on tour with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus working on the Animal Care team. Justin also brought his passion to SeaWorld Orlando as an Animal Training Manager for Carvalho’s Friends of a Feather. He has designed and implemented various animal guest experiences while managing the location’s team and diverse animal collection. Justin was also one of the head trainers for the 2015 IAAPA Brass Ring Award-winning animal show “Opening Night Critters” at Busch Gardens Tampa.
Having worked with a wide variety of animals, Justin believes using positive reinforcement and a proper exercise regimen will give you a well-balanced canine. He has been an asset to Central Florida K-9 and is excited for his future with our company.
Jenna has always had a love for animals, especially dogs. Even as a young girl it was obvious to all that she had the rare ability of creating a special bond with all furry friends. Jenna began working with animals in high school as a kennel tech. She has worked at various facilities, each as rewarding as the next. Jenna later graduated college with a degree in education. This added yet another “treat” to her bag, the ability to teach the owners as well as the dogs. Jenna then learned how deep her passion was while training for a local veterinary program. Jenna specializes in basic obedience training and enjoys behavior modification. Every day she wakes up excited and eager to pass on her knowledge. She is proud to be a part of the Central Florida K9 team.
As a small child, Rina Sullivan had a bond with a dog that forever changed her life. She knew working with dogs is what she wanted to do. Rina graduated from the University of Maryland with an Animal Management; Pre-Veterinary degree.
For the past 15+ years she has consistently worked with animals in the following fields including caretaking, veterinary technician, director of a rescue and a dog training center. She has trained therapy, service and personal protection K-9s.
Throughout her years of dedication to animals Rina has had unique experiences including rehabbing many wild animals, some bottle fed from birth. These once-in-a-lifetime experiences have given her the appreciation of all animals.
Rina believes training builds a strong relationship between dog and owner and that consistency and exercise are key in maintaining that bond. We are excited to have Rina join the team and we, along with our clients look forward to learning from both her experience and educational background.
Chris “CJ” Hernandez joins CFK9 with 17 + years of training experience in K-9, Decoy, Law Enforcement, Firearms, Counterterrorism and Antiterrorism. C.J. holds a Master’s Degree in Integrative Science and Bio Regulatory Medicine and has trained canines from basic to advanced personal protection dogs along with close quarters tactics and cover/concealment. If you are looking for a Personal Protection K-9 or advanced training with your own dog, chances are you will be working closely with C.J. to accomplish your goals.
The role of Business Manager requires a broad range of skills including planning, organization, communication and decision making. NCT-CFK9 found a perfect fit for Business Manager in Amy Morrell whose Master’s Degree and experience as an educator and in the private sector prepared her for the challenges of the role. Together with the Training/Kennel Manager and the Special Projects Manager, the team efficiently and effectively promotes the company’s mission, goals and objectives. If you need assistance regarding Business Relations, Human Resources, Marketing, Billing and Payment information please contact Amy at 407-926-8100 x3.