NATHANIEL LUKAS REDEKOPP
An interdisciplinary, bilingual educator specializing in curriculum design and instruction. Experience in vocational through university-level instruction, in person and online. Demonstrated commitment to animal rights and human rights.
Dec. 2019 M.A. in Clinical Counseling, Antioch University (specializing in Animal-Assisted Therapy, Trauma, and multicultural competency)
2019 CPDT-KA: Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed, Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers
2017 PhD in Spanish with Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2014 Certified Instructor of Service Dog Training, Pet Dog Training, and Canine Behavioral Rehabilitation; A Fresh Perspective Dog Training (AFPDT), Rio Rancho, NM
2009 Workplace Mediation Certificate, UNM Continuing Education
2008 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Certificate, UNM Continuing Education
2008 M.A. in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, UNM, Albuquerque, NM
2005 B.A. in Psychology with High Honors, Minors in Spanish and Philosophy, U. of Montana, Missoula, MT
Fluent in Spanish
Feb. 2020 NCC (National Certified Counselor)
March 2019 Certified Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Trainer for Law Enforcement and Community (specialized in PTSD and multicultural competency), VALOR: Bureau of Justice Assistance, Alamogordo, NM
2016 Certified Trainer, Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Office of Equal Opportunity, Albuquerque, NM
2015 Certified Safe Zone Trainer, UNM LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Albuquerque, NM
2015 Certified Diversity Trainer, New Mexico Transgender Resource Center (TGRCNM), Albuquerque, NM
2011 Competent Leader (CL), Toastmasters International
2008 Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS), Toastmasters International
2004 Advanced Toastmaster Bronze (ATMB),Toastmasters International
2001 Competent Toastmaster (CTM), Toastmasters International
Lukas, Nathaniel (2019). Guided Service Dog Training.
Redekopp, Nathaniel L., ed. (2014) PTSD and Service Dogs: A Training Guide for Sufferers. Rick and Heather Dillender.
Director and Instructor: Pets and Helping Dogs, LLC, Alamogordo, NM (2015-present)
Directs business operations bilingually (English/Spanish) including curriculum design, instruction, community outreach, advertising, scheduling clients and record keeping. Conducts training for pet dogs of all ages, Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, Therapy Dogs, and canine behavioral rehabilitation. Conducts human education about and advocacy for responsible dog care and training. Conducts instructor training and mentorship programs.
Public Ally (Americorps): The New Mexico Immigrant Law Center, Albuquerque, NM (May 2016-Dec. 2016)
Organized and lead a team service project and associated partnership with the APS Office of Equal Opportunity, conducting title IX training for teachers and staff. Organized and facilitated diversity curricula trainings and/or informational presentations on types of immigration relief for staff, partner organizations and community members. Represented Public Allies and NMILC in strategic partnerships with partner organizations serving local minority communities. Coordinated outreach/events for immigrant communities. Coordinated volunteers. Hired and supervised the reception area staff at NMILC and created office protocols. Provided technology support for computers and printers and assists with communications, including NMILC webpage content creation and maintenance. Conducted client interviews bilingually. Prepared legal cases under the supervision of attorneys.
Instructor of Spanish: UNM, Albuquerque, NM (2009-2016)
Taught 100 - 400 level Spanish language and culture courses. Designed and taught classes on literature, culture, and social justice.
Supervisor: UNM Spanish as a Second Language Program (SSL), Albuquerque, NM (2010-2011)
Designed and maintained assessment materials and maintained online course component under the supervision of program director.
Professional Intern: UNM Office of Equal Opportunity, Albuquerque, NM (2008-2009)
Taught classes in English and Spanish on civil rights, discrimination prevention, recognizing and preventing harassment, and accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Designed bilingual training materials. Interviewed claimants, respondents and witnesses and conducted civil rights investigations bilingually.
Mar. 2019-present Trainer, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), Alamogordo, NM
2016 - present Trainer, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association of New Mexico (PSRANM), Albuquerque, NM
2015 - present Volunteer Instructor, Animal Village N.M. No-Kill Animal Shelter
2015 - present Trainer for community businesses and organizations on the rights and responsibilities of Service Dog and Emotional Support Dog Teams
2009 - June 2011 President: El Paisano Spanish-Speaking Toastmasters Club, Albuquerque, NM
2009 - May 2011 Bilingual Mediator: Metro Court, Albuquerque, NM
2009 - 2010 Faculty Representative: UNM Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese
Summer 2010 Co-Director: UNM España Literaria V Program, UNM, Spain
2008 - 2009 VP Education: El Paisano Spanish-Speaking Toastmasters Club, Albuquerque, NM
2002 Coordinator and Instructor: Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program, Butte High School, Butte MT