About Us

California Autism Service Dogs was founded to provide high quality service dogs AND quality behavioral support to families affected by ASD.

Trisha Lorimar, M.A., ABA  

Trisha Lorimer is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and serves as the Director of California Autism Service Dogs.  She received her undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University and her master’s degree from Ohio State University.  She has worked with individuals with disabilities for the past 13 years in the states of Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Tennessee and California in the capacity of a special education teacher, behavior analyst, program supervisor and behavior consultant.  She is currently a clinical director for a private company that serves individuals with autism in Southern California.

Jaime Van Wye, C.P.D.T.-K.A.

Jaime Van Wye is the Training Director of California Autism Service Dogs and supervises all aspects of dog training and selection.  She is the CEO and founder of The Zoom Room, a national brick-and-mortar dog training franchise, and works as a small business expert as a consultant.  She currently serves on the board of directors of the International Boarding and Pet Services Association.  She writes for several dog publications and is the author of several books on dog training and canine care.