Lol, I kept reading this thread and wondered where the Eskimo came from....now I see it was where you posted.
Yep, for those of us that have been grooming 30 or 40 (or more) years,.we didn't have schools to attend had to wing it or find a mentor. But it was also easier to get your NDGAA Certificate. I was certified by my mentor with a written test from NDGAA and pics sent to them of my work.
As for Jody Murphy, I see she is having a 3 day seminar in May in Orlando, FL. There is a thread Admin just posted today. Maybe you could go for 3 days?
Ain't always easy to stand up for what is right.