Our Team Old

Our Team

Victoria CavaliereExecutive Director

Victoria Cavaliere, KPA CTP, is currently the Executive Director for TLCAD. Victoria began as a volunteer trainer with TLCAD in January of 2013, as a way of giving back to the community. Her love of dogs and passion for making a difference, prompted her to join the TLCAD team in February of 2014, after completing her Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) from the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior. Victoria’s background is in project management and corporate software sales, working for companies like Microsoft in NYC.  She has a business degree from Florida State University and is a Certified Training Professional (CTP) from the Karen Pryor Academy.

Lisa SwenningsenOperations Manager

Lisa has a professional background including office management, accounting, tax and client services.  She possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.  Lisa has had the opportunity to volunteer for programs working with military families, wounded warriors and children.  As a military spouse, Lisa has a heart for service members, veterans and military families.  As a dog owner and lover, Lisa is honored to be a part of TLCAD, where she can bring her professional skills to work with the communities she is passionate about.

Fara KhaleeliMarketing Manager

Fara Khaleeli is currently the Marketing Manager for TLCAD. Fara began her work with TLCAD as a marketing intern in February of 2016. She happily joined the TLCAD in January of 2017. Her background is in animal management, with previous experience working for local animal shelters and a large animal veterinary practice.


Stephanie SantosTraining Manager – South

Stephanie is honored to join the amazing team at TLCAD and be a part of the prison training program, where she will have the incredible opportunity to share positive reinforcement training techniques with prison inmates and their TLCAD service dogs in training.

Erin VejarClient Services Coordinator

She has been on the team at TLCAD since 2016, when she began by teaching classes to the incarcerated POOCH trainers at RJD and taking service dog candidates for community training outings. Experiencing the process of training our dogs from start to finish has provided her with a wealth of insight she now brings to our Client Services department.

Suzanne Eriqat VetaTraining Manager – Puppies & Volunteers

She is a past PTA president, a band parent, a lacrosse mom, and an active volunteer officer in the Civil Air Patrol. She is a former diplomat and prosecutor and an attorney in private practice. Suzanne is delighted to be part of the TLCAD team.


Nicole MaplesTraining Manager – North

She was excited to join TLCAD and have the opportunity to train dogs that will have a positive impact on people’s lives. She currently is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Certified Evaluator, a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, an approved mentor for the Boy Scout’s “Dog Care” Merit Badge, and an active member of the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

Tyra MylesClient Services Coordinator 

Over three years ago, Tyra met staff and board members of Tender Loving Canines (TLC) while attending a conference on Prison Puppy Programs. Together they forged a collaboration to bring a service dog training program to the Girls Rehabilitation Facility. Tyra started as a TLCAD volunteer and has had the pleasure to be the puppy raiser for a dog in the POOCH program at Donovan State Prison.

Jamuna Fulton – Training Assistant

More details coming soon….