Kilvroch is the Kennel Name of Eileen Eby:
Born in Rochester, New York, my formative years were spent in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and at lovely Lake Willoughby in Barton, Vermont. I graduated from Ipswich High School, attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and graduated with a Licentiate of Music in Performance on French Horn. Our family dogs included a loveable pembroke corgi bred by an aunt from stock she imported from Wales.
After University, I moved to Boston where I continued my horn studies and did some free-lance playing. To support my horn playing, I took up a job programming computers for the Shawmut Bank's Check Processing department.
In 1985 I moved to Atlanta, GA where my husband took a job as the classical music critic for the Atlanta Journal and Constitution newspapers. I continued horn playing on the side while working in the software industry. I acquired my first Cardigan corgi as a rescue, and when I added a rescue Pembroke to the mix, I became involved in competitive obedience training. My corgis both achieved their AKC CD's and CGC dipolomas, my Pembroke and I did some herding and then....
1995 was a year of change. My husband and I divorced. I moved to England with my dogs The dogs and I love the English climate and countryside.
Here in the UK I re-kindled my enjoyment of early music and played with
a local early instrument consort.
In February 2001 I accepted a permanent position with EDS, working for their Royal Bank of Scotland cheque processing account. The account is based in Milton Keynes, but I am delighted to be working from my own home.
In March 2003, I sold my converted Victorian Coach House near Reading, and moved to rural Northamptonshire, where I have more room for more corgis!
While my days are spent doing IT, I have also let IT slip into my dog hobby, by creating an on-line show entry system and on-line show catalogue system for use by dog clubs and exhibitors. I am also treasurer and web master for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Association , past secretary of the Welsh Corgi Club of Cambria and Daventry Dog Training Club, and was consultant for Peter Clifton's e-commerce wild bird food business.