Five Questions with… staff member ML Hansen

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Name: Mary Lynne (ML) Hansen
Position: STEP Instructor

1) Favorite color, food and TV show:
STEP instructor ML Hansen works with a young pup at the Guiding Eyes Canine Development CenterBlue, spaghetti and meatballs, NCIS

2) How many years have you been at Guiding Eyes?
Since 2008 – I’ve worked in the pre-training program, as a consultant and now as a STEP instructor.  

2) How did you become interested in the guide dog field?
When I met Jane Russenberger at a seminar. After discussing pup testing I asked if I could observe and the rest is history.

3) What’s the best part of working at Guiding Eyes?
My favorite part of working at Guiding Eyes is watching the relationship develop between pup and raiser.  Those moments when handlers and pups are in sync give me goose bumps.

4) What’s your favorite inspirational quote?
“Listening means an awareness, an openness to learning something new about another person…listening with the intent to learn is an approach to a different type of conversation.” Elizabeth Debold