We had the good fortune of connecting with Tamarah Wild and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tamarah, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I didn’t pursue this path. It unfurled. Ten years ago none of this existed for me, Hadn’t crossed my mind as something I wanted let alone something that would in the span of a decade completely change me.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
If I had to put a name plate on a door I guess it would read Animal Communicator and Healer, but that wouldn’t really tell the tale. I quite accidentally fell into a dog sitting gig. Then the studies began:canine massage, first aid class, then Reiki certifications, then communication. The more time I spent with dogs the more I needed to find ways to help them. Physically and emotionally. I’m part of a large network of dog professionals here in DFW. Some of our skills and training overlap, some don’t. For example I refer clients to others when they ask me for feeding or supplements advice. And they turn to me when someone has a lost animal or a traumatized animal. I don’t know of any of my peers who are communicators.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are a few people who’ve had a profound influence on me. Becky Brandenburg taught me the skills to be a certified canine massage therapist, (www.horseanddogtherapy.com) but she has also been a valuable mentor when I’ve come upon challenging situations. Michelle Smith is my Reiki Master Teacher. (www.whiteriverhealing.com) Any energy work, any intuitive abilities, and certainly my Reiki abilities all track back to Michelle. So dogs plus hands-on and energy healing are my life. It can be brilliant and joyous, and sometimes heartbreaking and exhausting. Fortunately, I have a human pack I can turn to. So I want to thank Sarah, Lory, Krystal, and Dana for being the ears of reason, empathy, and guidance and my wife, Shannon, for encouraging me every step of the way.