Meet Our Trainers


Brad Howell

Brad is the owner and head trainer at Red Beard Dog Training and was raised on a farm in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
Farm life allowed Brad the unique opportunity to work with a lot of different animals but he always had a soft spot for dogs.
After graduating from UNC Greensboro in 2007, he embarked on a journalism career as a sports writer followed by a 4 ½ year stint working for the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department.
The opportunity to work with dogs presented itself and Brad attended an intensive dog training school in Charlotte, NC followed by several months of working for a dog training franchise in Greensboro.
After fully training over 50 dogs in eight months, the opportunity to live out a lifelong dream of becoming a small business owner came true and Red Beard Dog Training was born in June 2014.
Brad strongly believes in adoption and rescue and is the proud owner of Dexter, rescued from the SPCA of the Triad, and Mako, a 3-legged mutt rescue from Forsyth county.
Brad’s hobbies include going to work every day, playing and watching baseball and enjoying the outdoors.

Eric Jackson


Eric brings a wealth of experience to Pack Red Beard and has been a valuable addition to the Red Beard team. His dog training career began at Dog Days  in downtown Greensboro where he started working in 2013. The experience he gained monitoring large numbers of dogs of all breeds and sizes in play group helped him learn dog behavior and shaped the way he led his group and private training classes.Eric assists with leash training lessons and is an experienced board and train instructor with us. Eric’s patience, calm energy and attention to detail help to empower both owner and dog in reaching their training goals.Jada — a mutt mix fostered by Dog Days from the SPCA of the Triad — is Eric’s extremely patient dog that serves as his right-hand gal in all his training endeavors.

Terry Gilbert


Terry is living proof that you actually can teach an old dog new tricks. After enjoying 25 years in engineering “hands-on” education, (Professor at N.C. State and N.C A&T, Dean at GTCC), Terry transitioned to entrepreneurship and product development in 2015.
Although happy with his new career, Terry had long dreamed of working with dogs after spending years training his own personal dogs. He reached out to Red Beard Dog Training and we soon learned the value that Terry’s leadership, great communication skills and positive energy could bring to Pack Red Beard.
Terry has assisted with lessons and puppy class but specializes as a board and train instructor. His focus is on strengthening the bond between dogs and their families through patience, discipline and education.
When Terry is not training dogs, he is developing products, practicing yoga or enjoying the outdoors with his best friend Charlie, a 2-year old Border Collie mix, rescued from the Guilford County Animal Shelter. He has three adult sons and is a Greensboro native.