Meredith Hector is a second generation dog person who has had shelties her entire life. She began regularly showing in conformation and junior showmanship when she was eight years old. As a teenager and young adult she handled a number of dogs with her mother and for clients, helping to successfully campaign many dogs to their championships.
In 2004 Meredith had the honor of judging the Futurity at the American Shetland Sheepdog Association (ASSA) National specialty in Ogden, Utah.
She is licensed to judge Shelties and is permit status for Collies and limited breed juniors.
In addition to judging, breeding and exhibiting, Meredith is active in several local and national specialty and all-breed dog clubs including :
ASSA - member since 1994. Two time board member, former juniors committee chair.
Sheepdog Club of Southeast Florida (SSCSEF) - member since 2002, past president (2010-2012), past secretary, past board member, 2016 show chair.
Palm Beach County Dog Fanciers Association (PBCDFA) - member since 2011. Current secretary, past board member. 2016 Specialty and Group show coordinator.
Southern Skies Flat-Coated Retriever Club - members since 2012.
Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America - members since 2012.
Professionally, Meredith serves as Director for Program Administration for Community and National Initiatives at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.