Meet the Founders
Paula Vandervoort founded Gentry Boxers, The Dog Breeder Store, and Kindred Oilers.
She is a trained aromatherapist specializing in animal applications, a professional animal communicator, and is the only credentialed natural rearing boxer dog breeder in the world. Her modalities include vast experience and training in carnivore nutrition, essential oils, homeopathics, energy healing, telepathics, flower essences, and an understanding of epigenetic influences to improve vitality and longevity in pets and people.
Paula has bred show, service, and performance Boxers since 1978. She incorporated Natural Rearing supports into her breeding program starting in 2010. These changes brought about increases in vitality and immunity to disease in a dog breed afflicted with chronic disease and a decreasing lifespan. Natural Rearing protocols have resulted in more vitality, a huge reduction in vet bills, and a longer lifespan.
She is an AKC Breeder of Merit, a mentor to young breeders, and a member in good standing of the Houston Boxer Club, the American Boxer Club, the Natural Rearing Breeders Association, the Vital Animals Breeder Directory, and the Veterinary Medical Aromatherapy Association. She is a published author, blogger, and social media teacher on a variety of natural supports for animals. She provides coaching services to breeders and pet owners, bringing all aspects of body, mind, and spirit into balance for optimum vitality and longevity. She has taught at numerous large events and is available for public speaking engagements. Ms. Vandervoort holds numerous certifications related to natural healing modalities and a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science.
Krystal L. Beers
Krystal L. Beers is a board Certified Small Animal Naturopath (CSAN) with years of experience and training in species-specific nutrition, herbs, essential oils with animals, flower essences, frequency therapy, and an understanding of epigenetic influences on all living beings. She founded Radiant Animal Wellness where she provides consultation services to pet owners and breeders on nutrition and wellness.
Residing with her husband Tom on their regenerative off-grid ranch in the remote mountains of northeastern Washington State, Krystal applies her naturopathic training to their conservation breeding program of heritage livestock.
In 2012, she and her husband became established Natural Rearing (NR) breeders of their invaluable ranch partner, English Shepherds. They are NR breeders of Havanese as well. Krystal also mentors breeders new to Natural Rearing.
A mother and grandmother, among Mrs. Beers’ many and varied interests, are growing heirloom vegetables, herbs (culinary and medicinal), and flowers, cooking, enjoying the ranch animals and wildlife, natural health care for her family, reading (especially the Bible), learning traditional skills, taking country drives, watching old westerns, and spending time with family and friends.
Krystal is a blogger, writer, and presenter on natural animal care as well as the published author of three animal care books, including Rabbit Care… Naturally, Give Your Dog a Species Appropriate Raw Food Diet, and The Eight Laws of Health in Animal Naturopathy. Her articles have been featured in many publications both in print and online.