Nancy has always had a love of dogs, she grew up with miniature poodles. In 1998 Nancy became one of the leaders of the Gloucester County 4-H K9 Krusaders Dog Club. Their meetings were held in Williamstown. And then in 2000 Nancy became a co-leader of the Gloucester County Forward to the Future Seeing Eye Puppy Raisers Club. She has raised 4 seeing eye puppies. She left both clubs in 2003 when she became the president of the Gloucester County 4-H Fairboard Associatioin .In 2007 Nancy was asked to become the leader again for the 4-H dog club. The club re-organized and changed the name to Canine Can Do.
In August of 2014 she began training at Joe Nick K9 Training Center in Vineland. She learned how to teach a dog to find bed bugs and how to track a missing person. Nancy also became certified as a dog trainer. In April 2015 Starr Dog Academy opened their doors.