Carol Martin [Guest Author]
Carol Martin is the Top Dog and CEO of Sit 'n' Stay Global, LLC and developed the first set of standardized pet safety protocols for pets flying in aircraft cabins. She began her career in aviation as a commercial flight attendant with Delta Air Lines, where she founded the charitable foundation "Wings of Angels" to assist passengers who had to travel alone with special needs. Her bachelor's degree in business and CPA allowed her to successfully build this program into a thriving system to help passengers navigate commercial travel with the help of airline volunteers. Upon making the transition to corporate flight attendant in 2006, she saw the need to define the standard of care for pet passengers in general aviation and developed clear, concise pet safety protocols. She is an instructor for the American Red Cross in pet first aid and CPR, has studied pet nutrition and behavior and is an advocate in the fight against canine cancer. Her company provides trained crew members who can provide world-class human and pet in-flight service, and she teaches in-flight pet safety and first aid to flight departments and aircraft owners who wish to learn these skills for their own operations. You may learn more about these services at www.sitnstayglobal.com or e-mail Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Archive for Carol Martin [Guest Author]
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