After many years of corporate life, it was time for a change of pace and stress level. The best thing about Wags & Wiggles is the dogs, of course!
I love being part of the Management team Monday through Friday. My afternoons are free to spend time with my family and attend my kids' sporting events. I am also the Animal CPR/First Aid trainer for the Tustin Facility. I have three Bernese Mountain dogs that I show in conformation, agility, obedience, draft and rally.
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 returning from taking time off to welcome my daughter. I also have 3 fur babies: Brantley, Lily and Raleigh, all of whom I thank daily for the endless supply of laughs. When I'm not at Wags or playing with my kiddos, my fiance and I are busy planning our wedding..
I was born and raised in Portland, OR and graduated from the University of Oregon with a 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 love dogs of all shapes and sizes, but I am especially fond of the hound dogs and their floppy ears.
I worked at Wags 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 and eating good Asian food!
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 don't own any dogs of my own yet, but I treat all of the dogs that enter our facility as if they were my own.
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.
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.