Lindsay served as the Director of Operations for Lynchburg Humane Society (LHS), an open-admissions animal shelter located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Her role at Lynchburg Humane included the oversight of all shelter operations, with a strong focus on behavior and behavior modification to increase the number of animal lives saved and successfully rehomed.
Prior to her role as Director of Operations in Virginia, Lindsay served as the Director of Animal Training and Behavior for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Boulder, Colorado. She developed Boulder Humane's Training and Behavior Department, including the curriculum for a wide array of positive reinforcement, clicker training classes for community members. Lindsay also developed the organization's comprehensive behavior modification program which focuses on rehabilitating dogs with specific concerns, including food guarding, fearful behavior, body-handling sensitivities, separation anxiety, and dog-dog aggression.
In addition to her master’s degree in Animal Behavior, Lindsay received the Hunter College Graduate Certificate in the Advanced Psychology of Animal Behavior and Conservation, registered with the New York State Education Department. Her graduate thesis research project assessed the benefit of clicker training shelter dogs to facilitate learning, and is featured in Karen Pryor’s book, Reaching the Animal Mind (Scribner, 2009). In 2009, Lindsay graduated from Karen Pryor Academy to become a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP).