Rich and Tampa

Meet Graduate Rich May On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team: Richard and TampaAbout the Team: Tampa, a female black Lab, is Rich’s 1st guide dogHometown: Palm Harbor, FloridaGuide Dog Mobility Instructor: Shannon McGee Richard is 62 years young and a retired teacher. He worked at the University of Virginia for the past 18 years, running exercise programs for… Continue reading Rich and Tampa

Guiding Eyes for the Blind Annual Report 2021

Rewriting the Story: Good News from Guiding Eyes Since 1954, Guiding Eyes for the Blind has been building a wonderful community, dedicated to serving people with vision loss. A community that is shaped by generous donors, dedicated volunteers, exceptional guide dogs, and hard-working staff, who all come together to help create life-changing connections between people… Continue reading Guiding Eyes for the Blind Annual Report 2021

James and Judge

Meet Graduate James May On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team:  James and JudgeAbout the Team:  Judge, a male black Lab, is Jimmy’s 2nd guide dog from Guiding EyesHometown:  Baltimore, MarylandGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Miranda Beckmann Jimmy is originally from Kentucky. He is a self-employed craftsman, and together with his wife Gina, the owner of J&G Hooves & Paws… Continue reading James and Judge

Ashley and Lolly

Meet Graduate Ashley May On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team: Ashley and LollyAbout the Team: Lolly, a female black Lab, is Ashley’s 2nd guide dogHometown: Denver, ColoradoGuide Dog Mobility Instructor: Shannon McGee Ashley was born and raised in Ormond Beach, Florida, located near Daytona Beach. She now lives in Denver, Colorado with her boyfriend, Matt, a French horn… Continue reading Ashley and Lolly

Theresa and Neville

Meet Graduate Theresa May On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team:  Theresa and NevilleAbout the Team:  Neville, a black, male Labrador is Theresa’s 7th Guiding Eyes dogHometown:  Silver Spring, MarylandGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Miranda Beckmann Terri was a Braille teacher, and after moving to the Baltimore area with her husband, worked as a receptionist at the Maryland School for… Continue reading Theresa and Neville

Tyler and Bodie

Meet Graduate Tyler May Home TrainingGraduate Team: Tyler and BodieAbout the Team: Bodie, a male black Lab, is Tyler’s 1st guide dogHometown:  Council Bluffs, IowaGuide Dog Mobility Instructor: James Gardner Tyler is a 25 year old, first time guide dog user, born and raised in Iowa. He was born with bi-lateral detached retinas, causing total… Continue reading Tyler and Bodie

Thomas and Holiday

Meet Graduate Thomas May On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team:  Thomas and HolidayAbout the Team:  Holiday, a female yellow Lab, is Tom’s 8th guide dog, 6th from Guiding EyesHometown:  Edmond, OklahomaGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Katherine Russell Tom is an Assistant District Attorney for Oklahoma County. He attended law school at the University of Oklahoma and early in his career… Continue reading Thomas and Holiday

Kristi and Derek

Meet Graduate Kristi May On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team:  Kristi and DerekAbout the Team:  Derek, a male, black Lab, is Kristi’s 5th guide dogHometown:  Enid, OklahomaGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Deanna Lentini Kristi lives in Enid, Oklahoma and recently returned for her 4th Guiding Eyes dog. She likes spending time at the gym, going to church, walking with her… Continue reading Kristi and Derek

Melissa and Lowell

Meet Graduate Melissa May Home TrainingGraduate Team:   Melissa and LowellAbout the Team:  Lowell, a male black Lab, is Melissa’s 4th Guiding Eyes dogHometown:  Brookline, MassachusettsGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Nikki Wentz Melissa is a returning graduate who lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with her 4th Guiding Eyes dog.  She was the first in her family to graduate from… Continue reading Melissa and Lowell

Alexis and Armstrong

Meet Graduate Alexis May On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team:  Alexis and ArmstrongAbout the Team:  Armstrong, a male yellow Lab, is Alexis’ 3rd guide dog and 2nd from Guiding EyesHometown:  Jacksonville, FloridaGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Deanna Lentini Alexis is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and a… Continue reading Alexis and Armstrong