Celeste was born and raised in Southern Indiana. While being a single mom of 20 years, dogs have always been her life long love. She grew up with and owned Terriers, but fell in love with wonderful personality of the Retriever breed when she bought her first puppy in 1987.
In 1989 she began to train her dogs for Hunt test competition.
Carter and Celeste were married in 1992 and have since produced hundreds of finished hunting and competition dogs.
Carter was born in the Pacific Northwest, where he grew up hunting Grey Bellied-Brant on the Padilla Bay in Western Washington State.
He moved to the Tennessee Valley in 1969 after serving 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. and has been training retrievers since 1972.
Being a duck hunter Carter has always realized the importance of a well trained retriever, and his desire to better this sport is what led him to choose this profession.