Santanna Vega
Facility Manager

I joined the Wags & Wiggles team at the beginning of 2012 after looking to switch fields from rescue work. I immediately fell in love with Wags based on their candor and openness to all dogs and their families; an openness to meet and asses each dog personally and professionally.

I initially started in the play area and quickly moved up to supervisor. I then moved into the front office after expressing my desire to get to know the parents of the dogs I had grown to love so much.

I officially joined the management team in 2015 after my husband and I welcomed our daughter.  Most recently I do more behind the scenes work with staff relations and staff training. In addition to one stellar human child, I also have 3 fur kiddos: Brantley, Raleigh and Valor; all of whom I thank daily for the endless supply of laughs. When I'm not at Wags, my hubby and I are always taking the family on new adventures.

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Marti Simons
Manager

I joined Wags and Wiggles in 2010 after a long career in the insurance industry. I started out on the play floor, then moved into the front office and was promoted to manager. You will find me in the front office most weekday mornings!

I spend most of my weekends competing with my Bernese Mountain Dogs Kidd and Lilloete in conformation, draft, agility, rally and obedience. Lilloete recently had a puppy and Moet will be starting to show this summer. I have shown several of my dogs to championship. In addition, my dogs have earned special recognition from the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America for achievements in multiple events. I try to spend one weekend a month at home with my husband, and my three children are grown but return home to visit often.

In addition to working in the office, I am a certified Pet Tech CPR instructor and I teach competition obedience at Wags.

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Zoe Nicholas
Manager

I was born and raised in Portland, OR and graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors Degree in History. I moved down to California looking for some sunshine and a change of scenery.

I have had several dogs of my own, including an Australian Cattle Dog, Vizsla, Boston Terrier mix, and Redbone Coonhound. I now have a 12 year old Akita. I love dogs of all shapes and sizes!

I first joined Wags Tustin in 2014. I worked in the play floor and front office for roughly a year before joining the management team. I love getting to know each dog individually because every dog has a unique personality! I also love getting to know all of the clients.

Most days you can find me in the front office helping clients or out on the play floor in our big dog room giving the pooches some love. In my free time, I enjoy reading historical novels, eating good Asian food, and hiking with my family!

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Misty Gross
Manager

I started out on the play floor as a daycare attendant at Wags and Wiggles and loved the personal time with all of the dogs! Getting promoted to the management team only allowed me to be further involved with every facet in the facility.

The unique attention and approach that Wags and Wiggles takes every day furthers my knowledge as I continue​ to grow with the company. I have a Basset hound named Ruth and have enjoyed having all the help with my first dog from my fellow co-workers.

Although my hair color changes frequently, the amount of personality and friendliness I exhibit never does. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my daughter and reading books/comics!

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Chelsea Crews
Assistant Manager

Born and raised in Mesa, AZ, I always knew I was meant to work with animals. I was no stranger to dogs, having 7 of my own (as well as fish, rabbits, guinea pigs and mice). I relocated to Orange County in order to go to Chapman University, where I received my BFA in Creative Writing. I first discovered

Wags in fall of 2016, while looking for a place to bring my dog while I worked. However, after some research, I quickly realized that I was ready for a change from the corporate world and I've been here ever since.

In my time off of work, when I'm not spending time with my dogs, Thor and Parker, you can usually find me at the movies or at a theme park. I even worked at Disneyland for 6 years!

I love working for Wags not only because I love to hang out with my babies in the play area, but also because I love getting to know their parents as well. One of my favorite things is building relationships with our clients from the very beginning. To me, your dogs are my family too and I strive to give everyone the best experience from day one.

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