meet Our team

B the Leader’s team is small yet mighty. We all wear many different hats to keep the center running. Each of us brings our own talents (and dogs) to work. We’re united by our passion for building relationships between people and their canine counterparts.

Julia with Chase, her Border Collie/ Blue Heeler

Julia with Chase, her Border Collie/ Blue Heeler

Julia Bowlin

Owner and Founder, known as Eugene's Dog Whisperer, Julia Bowlin has been training dogs since 2004. Her love for dogs has been with her throughout her life. B the Leader was founded due to Julia's desire to share her passion and fascination for canine behavior and help people transform their relationships with their dogs.

Dakota Brotherton

Dakota has been with B The Leader Dog Training since February 2019. He has become the facility’s dog agility trainer. A former volunteer of the Cascade Raptor Center, Dakota is an avid lover of animals of all species, but really fell in love working with dogs after working at a boarding facility for a year. Dakota has two dogs of his own, an Australian Cattle Dog Mix named “Taz” and a Doberman Pinscher named “Blaze.” Outside of work you will find him hiking one of the countless trails around Oregon or touching up on some agility skills.


Elizabeth Harris

Elizabeth originally came to B the Leader for training with her dog, Ruby. She fell in love with the training style and the staff. She now generously donates her time and assists with playgroups three times per week. Ruby can be found teaching puppies to play, or romping with our usual group of Shepherds; she is great with dogs of all sizes.