Meet the Instructor

Jennifer Keene

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Hi, I'm Jennifer Keene! Some people know me as Pebbles because of my plant based/vegan food blog, PebblesEatsPlants (Pebbles was my roller derby nickname). I love teaching for The Basic Courses because because of the awesome team and the affordable quality training that we provide.

I have have one published book so far, "We Can't Stay Together for the Dogs: Doing What's Right When Your Relationship Breaks Up" and I look forward to publishing more with The Basic Books.

Fun fact: I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and taught dog training classes for many years. My previous job was as the Animal Behavior and Outreach Coordinator for the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter in Hillsboro, OR. I'm always looking for new ways to direct my time and skills towards helping animals.

In addition to my work with The Basic Courses, I have my own coaching business called WHAMM, which stands for Weight, Habit, and Mindset Maintenance. I'm a certified habit coach and offer one-on-one sessions, group challenges, and a monthly membership. I lost over 100 pounds and have kept it off since 2017. I am passionate about helping others who have struggled with their weight learn how to maintain a range where they feel great while enjoying their food and their life. 

I am childfree by choice and petless until either my husband and I decide to stop traveling so much or the right pet magically appears.

I really hope that you enjoy my courses here and I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to reach out through the course or connect with me on social media. You can also email me at
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