About the Feline Behavior Solutions Team

Dr. Marci Koski

Marci and Abbey
Marci at home with one of her kitties, Abbey

Dr. Marci is a certified feline behavior and training consultant in Vancouver, Washington. She earned specialized and advanced certificates in Feline Training and Behavior from the Animal Behavior Institute, and established her business, Feline Behavior Solutions, in 2014. She also has a doctorate (PhD) in Fishery and Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University, and worked as a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for over ten years, where she was involved with the conservation and recovery of threatened and endangered species.

Dr. Marci has always loved animals and decided to put her education, talents, and passion to work through the creation of Feline Behavior Solutions. Cats have a special place in her heart, and Dr. Marci has always had at least one cat living with her. She currently relies on her four-member feline support staff (see below) to maintain all the cat-related duties of her household.

Dr. Marci is also involved with the local rescue community in Southwest Washington. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Furry Friends, a no-kill cats-only rescue, and volunteers as their cat behavior expert who addresses concerns both in the halfway house, and before and after cats are adopted. Dr. Marci has also worked with the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, where she helped connect under-socialized cats with inmates at a nearby minimum-security prison. Marci visited the prison every two weeks to teach the inmates about cat behavior and help them socialize cats (with whom they lived until the cats were socialized); the cats were then adopted out to forever homes through the Humane Society. You can learn more about this unique and rewarding program by watching this video.

Dr. Marci’s primary mission for Feline Behavior Solutions is to keep cats in homes and out of shelters. Dr. Marci believes that the number of cats who are abandoned and/or euthanized in shelters can be significantly reduced if guardians better understand cat behavior, and learn how to work with their cats to encourage desired behaviors instead of unwanted ones. Cats are amazing animals and there's nothing so rewarding as earning the love and companionship of a cat in your family. Through Feline Behavior Solutions, Dr. Marci teaches guardians how cats and their people can live their best lives together.

Office Staff

Brandy Colmer - Fresh Eyebrows

Brandy Colmer

Operations Manager
Design lover, and digital marketing nerd. Busy house-training a teenage boy, snuggling with a cute Cairn Terrier, and creating bomb fashion lewks everyday.
Gina Dastrup - Doggo

Gina Dastrup

Client Support Manager
Animal and nature enthusiast. Happily loving life with my beautiful partner, Danielle, with our menagerie of two rambunctious dogs, two cats, and two fish.

Support Staff

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Jesse

Supurrvisory Guardian Angel
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Samantha

Vice President in charge of Feline Personnel and Offspring Mediator
Oliver

Oliver

Junior Associate in charge of Fireplace Temperature Monitoring
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Momo

Junior Associate in charge of Food Shortage Notifications and Acquisitions
WYOZ2167

Abbey

Junior Associate in charge of Being Impossibly Cute Yet Predatory in Nature
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Howie

Outdoor Neighborhood Patrol Officer

Dr. Marci Koski

Marci and Abbey
Marci at home with one of her kitties, Abbey

Dr. Marci is a certified feline behavior and training consultant in Vancouver, Washington. She earned specialized and advanced certificates in Feline Training and Behavior from the Animal Behavior Institute, and established her business, Feline Behavior Solutions, in 2014. She also has a doctorate (PhD) in Fishery and Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University, and worked as a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for over ten years, where she was involved with the conservation and recovery of threatened and endangered species.

Dr. Marci has always loved animals and decided to put her education, talents, and passion to work through the creation of Feline Behavior Solutions. Cats have a special place in her heart, and Dr. Marci has always had at least one cat living with her. She currently relies on her four-member feline support staff (see below) to maintain all the cat-related duties of her household.

Dr. Marci is also involved with the local rescue community in Southwest Washington. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Furry Friends, a no-kill cats-only rescue, and volunteers as their cat behavior expert who addresses concerns both in the halfway house, and before and after cats are adopted. Dr. Marci has also worked with the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, where she helped connect under-socialized cats with inmates at a nearby minimum-security prison. Marci visited the prison every two weeks to teach the inmates about cat behavior and help them socialize cats (with whom they lived until the cats were socialized); the cats were then adopted out to forever homes through the Humane Society. You can learn more about this unique and rewarding program by watching this video.

Dr. Marci’s primary mission for Feline Behavior Solutions is to keep cats in homes and out of shelters. Dr. Marci believes that the number of cats who are abandoned and/or euthanized in shelters can be significantly reduced if guardians better understand cat behavior, and learn how to work with their cats to encourage desired behaviors instead of unwanted ones. Cats are amazing animals and there's nothing so rewarding as earning the love and companionship of a cat in your family. Through Feline Behavior Solutions, Dr. Marci teaches guardians how cats and their people can live their best lives together.

Office Staff

Brandy Colmer - Fresh Eyebrows

Brandy Colmer

Operations Manager
Design lover, and digital marketing nerd. Busy house-training a teenage boy, snuggling with a cute Cairn Terrier, and creating bomb fashion lewks everyday.
Gina Dastrup - Doggo

Gina Dastrup

Client Support Manager
Animal and nature enthusiast. Happily loving life with my beautiful partner, Danielle, with our menagerie of two rambunctious dogs, two cats, and two fish.

Support Staff

IMG_3611

Jesse

Supurrvisory Guardian Angel
IMG_6691

Samantha

Vice President in charge of Feline Personnel and Offspring Mediator
Oliver

Oliver

Junior Associate in charge of Fireplace Temperature Monitoring
RDTI6414

Momo

Junior Associate in charge of Food Shortage Notifications and Acquisitions
WYOZ2167

Abbey

Junior Associate in charge of Being Impossibly Cute Yet Predatory in Nature
Howie-Portrait

Howie

Neighborhood Patrol Officer in Charge of Squirrel and Baby Bunny Monitoring

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