Facility Manager - HR
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.
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.
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!
If you ask any of my friends and family what the most consistent thing in my life has been, they would all agree that it has always been my passion and love for working with canines. While most kids grow up reading the latest celebrity gossip, I had a collection of dog magazines and breed encyclopedias. If it had to do with dogs, I wanted to read and learn from it.
In December 2017, I graduated from California Baptist University with a B.A. in Public Relations. A few months later, I was hired at Wags & Wiggles. I have worked everywhere from the play floors to being part of the office staff. Being able to develop relationships with clients as well as their dogs has been one of my favorite roles of working at Wags.
While I have worked with many breeds of all shapes and sizes throughout my life, I currently am owned by a Treeing Walker Coonhound and his sidekick, my former street dog. Though I love being at Wags, I also enjoy taking adventures in the outdoors with my personal dogs, photography and watching movies.
I was born and raised in Pismo Beach and then moved to southern California back in 2004. I studied Kinesiology at Cal State Fullerton. I’ve always been into fitness and sports and I have served in the Army Reserves.
I have always loved dogs as a kid, but my love for them grew more than ever as an adult. I have three dogs: two 13-year-old Cocker Spaniels named Jenny and Julie, and one 5-year-old Lab mix named Jackson. While I love all dogs, I have a special spot in my heart for the Spaniel family.
I joined the Wags & Wiggles team in the summer of 2015. I started out on the play floor and rotated between our Big Dog and Small Dog rooms. I eventually became part of the maintenance team. Now, I work in the front office as one of the managers.
When I am not at Wags, I love to hike, go to the beach, and take long drives with my dogs. They go everywhere with me and are my rocks! I also love to listen to a variety of music and play guitar. If I am not at home, I’m most likely at the gym.
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.